Academic probation and suspension

All students at the University of Minnesota must meet certain academic standards or be placed on academic probation and suspension, which can have impacts on your academic planning and financial aid eligibility.


You will be placed on academic probation if your cumulative University of Minnesota GPA falls below 2.00. At that time, a hold is placed on your student record that will require you to meet with an academic advisor before being able to register for courses.


You will be suspended if at the end of the probation term your cumulative University of Minnesota GPA remains below a 2.00.


When suspended, you will no longer be in your academic program and cannot register for courses at any University of Minnesota campus.

Financial aid eligibility

If you have been suspended from the University, you are no longer eligible for financial aid. Once you have been readmitted, your financial aid status and eligibility will be determined based on financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards through a review of your academic record and academic advisement.

Appealing your suspension

You can appeal suspension and re-admission decisions by contacting your college’s Advising and Academic Services office.

Re-admission and returning to the University

Your re-admission to the University will not be automatic. You must be away for two academic semesters and be able to demonstrate that you can succeed within your academic program or that the circumstances causing your academic hardship have changed. For the purposes of the Academic Standing policy  "semesters" are defined as Fall, Spring, and Summer (full summer, not truncated terms such as May term). 

If you need more information about returning to the University from suspension or want to discuss your specific circumstances, contact the Advising and Academic Services office of the college which is home to your primary major of interest.


For more details, read the University of Minnesota Duluth’s policy on academic probation and suspension.