Graduate Probation Policy
Graduate students, regardless of classification, must maintain a 3.0 (B)
grade-point average in all coursework taken for graduate credit at UMKC
and must meet any additional academic requirements imposed by the school,
department or Interdisciplinary Ph.D. discipline. Students are responsible for
keeping apprised of their academic status by referring to term grades
and their permanent academic record on file in the UMKC Registration and
Whenever the cumulative GPA for UMKC courses taken for graduate credit by a
graduate student of any classification falls below 3.0, the student's status
for the next term becomes: "On Probation - See principal graduate adviser."
(Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students will be directed to consult their interim
adviser or research adviser.) The principal graduate adviser, interim adviser
or research adviser will review the student's progress and provide counsel, and
the following conditions apply:
- A graduate student on probation who is not restored to good academic standing
by the end of two successive regular semesters following the term in which the
cumulative GPA fell below 3.0 will be declared ineligible to re-enroll.
- While on probation, a graduate student must achieve a 3.0 term GPA in order to
enroll for the following term.
- A graduate student on probation will not be restored to good standing until a
cumulative graduate-credit GPA of at least 3.0 is achieved.
Ineligibility for Further Graduate Study
Ineligibility Following Academic Probation
In the case of ineligibility following academic
probation, the graduate student may present a petition for
re-enrollment to the principal graduate adviser of the student's
academic program. Petitions will be reviewed by the graduate faculty
member responsible for the student's degree program. That faculty
member will make a written recommendation to the appropriate
administrative levels within that academic unit approving or denying of
the petition. The approval or denial action may include:
Ineligibility Due to Unsatisfactory Progress or Performance
- Approval for further graduate study in the student's current field of study
and in the same classification but on a restricted probation basis (as
defined in written contract).
- Approval for further graduate study in the student's current field of study in a different
student classification and on a restricted basis.
- Denial for further graduate study in the student's current field but
approval for undergraduate study only.
- Denial for further study, either graduate or undergraduate, in the student's
current field of study.
When a department or school or Interdisciplinary
committee, irrespective of a student's grade-point average, considers a
graduate student's performance to be unsatisfactory, that department,
committee may recommend to the dean or director of the academic unit in
which the student's degree is housed that the student be reclassified
or declared ineligible for further study. The dean or director reviews
the recommendation and conveys a decision to the respective faculty
group and the student.
Students in programs other than the
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program who have been declared ineligible due
to unsatisfactory progress or performance may appeal such decisions to
the dean of the School of Graduate Studies, as designee of the
chancellor. Students in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program may appeal
such decisions to the provost, as designee of the chancellor. Such
appeals must be made in writing within 14 consecutive days after
receipt of the notification to the student of the decision.
The decision of the graduate
dean or provost, as the chancellor's designated representative in such
cases, is final and will be communicated in writing to the following:
- The student
- The graduate faculty review group(s)
- The academic dean or director
- The registrar