Probation, Suspension, Dismissal, and Re-Admission

Students in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree programs are expected to make satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a 2.00 overall cumulative UMW GPA, the standard required for graduation.

Students who fall below a 2.00 overall cumulative UMW GPA are in academic jeopardy and are subject to these probation, suspension and dismissal policies.

The purpose of probation, suspension and dismissal is to warn students that they are not doing satisfactory work, to stimulate them to improve their performance, or, finally, to serve notice that the institution does not choose to allow them to continue because there is little or no likelihood of their finishing successfully.

Evaluation of academic standing is based on two factors: the number of attempted credits and the minimum overall cumulative GPA. For both full-time and part-time students, the number of attempted credits is calculated by adding the UMW attempted hours (including UMW graded credits, PA, SA, UN, W and repeated credits) to the AP credit, IB credit, CLEP credit, Cambridge credit, and transfer credit hours. The minimum overall GPA is calculated on UMW GPA credits (Grades of PA, SA, UN and W are not considered in calculating the UMW GPA.)

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress. The chart below defines what is considered satisfactory progress

Number of

Minimum Overall
Cumulative GPA