Appendix D: University Policy on Disclosure of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act III 6.30 (A)
Appendix M: Required Disclosure of University Procedure on the Collection, Use and Protection of Student Social Security Numbers (SSN)
Academic Probation and Dismissal
Consistent with the
The following guidelines for retention of students refer separately to semester (Fall and Spring) and Winter or Summer terms:
a. Academic retention is based solely on grade point average (GPA). A minimum of 120 successfully completed course credits is required for graduation in any degree curriculum. Individual colleges, schools, and departments may establish higher requirements for graduation. Students must consult the appropriate college, school, or department for specific information.
b. Satisfactory Performance is defined as the achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. Students whose semester GPA falls below 2.0 are encouraged to meet with their advisors regarding the development of a plan that will appropriately respond to the students academic difficulties and lead to academic improvement. Individual colleges, schools and departments may establish separate requirements for mandatory advising. Students must consult the appropriate college, school, or department for specific information.
c. Unsatisfactory Performance is defined as the achievement of a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0. Students will be placed on Academic Probation following any semester in which a 2.0 cumulative GPA is not achieved. Normally, students will be Academically Dismissed if they are unable to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher at the end of their probationary semester.
Students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Normally, student is expected to attain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of any probationary semester. Students who fail to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of their probationary semester may be academically dismissed, depending on their credit level as detailed below.
1. Students who have earned 60 credits or more will be dismissed from the University in the event their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of their probationary semester. Students who are on probation and attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of a winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal in the subsequent semester.
2. Students who are on academic probation and have earned fewer than 60 credits will be permitted to continue on academic probation if a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 is achieved in each semester of probation.
3. The Office of the Registrar will notify students when they are placed on academic probation. Such notices will include a requirement that the students consult an academic advisor in their colleges early in the probationary semester and in no event later than the beginning of the early registration period for the next semester. The Office of the Registrar will notify the colleges of students who are placed on academic probation and will note the academic probationary status on the students academic record.
1. Students who have earned 60 or more credits will be dismissed if their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters (excluding winter and summer terms). Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the preceding winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal.
2. Students who have earned fewer than 60 credits will be dismissed following any probationary semester in which they fail to attain a minimum 2.0 semester GPA and complete the requisite credits detailed under Academic Probation. Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the preceding winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal.
Application for Academic Reinstatement:
1. Students who have been dismissed may apply to the Faculty Petition Board for reinstatement on the grounds of mitigating circumstances, such as (i) demonstrated progress toward a degree by successful completion of 24 degree-applicable credits in the preceding year, (ii) continuing improvement in the cumulative grade point average, and (iii) progress in general education and major requirements.
2. The application for reinstatement must include a written statement explaining the circumstances leading to dismissal and a proposed plan to remedy those circumstances. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors prior to submitting their applications to the Faculty Petition Board.
3. Applications for reinstatement can be completed at www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/reinstatementWebapplication.cfm.
Faculty Petition Board:
1. The Student Success Office is responsible for submitting the reinstatement applications for review and decision by the Faculty Petition Board, which is comprised of tenured faculty appointed by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Board is the sole arbiter of reinstatement applications.