Graduate Probation Policy

Graduate students, regardless of classification, must maintain a 3.0 (B) grade-point average (GPA) in all coursework taken for graduate credit at UMKC and must meet any additional academic requirements imposed by the school, department or program. 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 Registrar's Office.

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 advisor." (Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students will be directed to consult their interim advisor or research advisor.) The principal graduate advisor, interim advisor or research advisor will review the student's progress and provide counsel, and the following conditions apply:

  1. While on probation, a graduate student must achieve a 3.0 term GPA in order to enroll for the following term.
  2. 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. See the Graduate Ineligibility Policy.
  3.  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.