academic standing

Academic performance is represented by academic standing, according to the Faculty Handbook section VIII, of which there are four levels: Good academic standing, academic notice, academic warning, and academic dismissal. For the purposes of this policy, “term” may refer to a semester or summer term. Cumulative GPA and UM GPA may be used interchangeably. Grades of “S,” “U,” “W” or “I” will not be included in determining the grade point average.

Good academic standing

New, first-semester students to MU are considered in good academic standing until they have established an MU GPA. Continuing students whose most recent term and cumulative GPAs of 2.0 or higher are in good academic standing.

Academic notice

Students in good academic standing (including those in their first semester of enrollment at MU) whose term GPA falls below 2.0 are placed on academic notice. Students on academic notice must establish a 2.0 term and cumulative GPA within two successive terms of enrollment or they are on academic dismissal status.

Academic warning

Students on academic notice whose term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for a second consecutive term are placed on academic warning.

Academic dismissal

Students on academic warning must establish a 2.0 term and cumulative GPA in their next term of enrollment, or they are on academic dismissal.

For additional information on Academic standing criteria, please review the information in the University of Missouri catalog.