Academic Probation/Dismissal

All students in the School of Public Health on Academic Probation are required to meet with the SPH Probation Advisor to complete an Academic Success Plan prior to the end of Schedule Adjustment for each semester they are on probation. This plan is your roadmap to academic success during the semester. While your advisor is available as resource to assist you in reaching your academic and personal goals, you will be held accountable to the individual plan you create.

All students on Academic Probation will have a registration block. You will be unable to register for classes unless you have an Academic Success Plan on file and schedule an in-person meeting to discuss registration. Please note that the registration block cannot be entirely lifted. You will need permission for each adjustment on your schedule (add/drop). 

What is Academic Probation/Dismissal?

Academic Probation

  • Students will be placed on Academic Probation if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.
  • Students who have earned 60 cumulative 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 Academic Probation and have fewer than 60 cumulative credits will be permitted to continue enrolling at the University if a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 is achieved in each semester of probation.
  • 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.

Academic Dismissal

  • The Student Student Success Office will notify students via email if they are dismissed. The email will include a statement that registration for the next semester (excluding winter or summer term) will be cancelled.
  • Students who are dismissed from the University should speak with the Academic Probation Advisor to discuss options for reinstating. 
  • Students can reinstate by taking a winter/summer course and attain a cumulative GPA of a 2.0, or by submitting an application for reinstatement through the Student Success Office.

For further information on Academic Probation/Dismissal please check the University Undergraduate Catalog.

Resources for Students on Academic Probation

There are many resources available to assist UMD students on probation. They include:

Schedule an Academic Probation Advising Appointment

Appointments with the SPH Academic Probation Advisor, Ron Padron, can be scheduled online. All appointments are held in the SPH Center for Academic Success and Achievement, SPH 0222.