University of Wisconsin–Madison

Probation

Students must be in good academic standing with the Graduate School, their program, and their advisor. The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who received grades of BC, C, D, F, or I in courses numbered 300 or above, or grades of U in research and thesis. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment, and the student may be suspended from graduate studies.

The Graduate School requires that students maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 in any course taken as a graduate student (excluding research, audit, credit/no credit, and pass/fail courses). The Graduate School also considers Incomplete (I) grades to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the subsequent semester of enrollment; however, the instructor may impose an earlier deadline. The Graduate School may also put students on probation for incompletes not cleared within one term. All incomplete grades must be resolved before a degree is granted.

If students were admitted on probation and they satisfy the conditions outlined at the time of admission, probationary status will be removed automatically. Once their studies have begun, students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward their degree.

See Grade Point Average (GPA) RequirementHoldsIncompletesSatisfactory ProgressSatisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grades