Academic performance is represented by academic standing, according to the Faculty Handbook, of which there are three levels: regular, academic probation and ineligible to enroll. For the purposes of this policy, "term" may refer to a semester or summer term.
Regular Academic Standing
Students whose term and cumulative GPAs are 2.0 or higher are in regular academic standing.
Students in regular standing whose term GPA subsequently falls below 2.0 but is 1.0 or above are placed on probation. Students on probation must establish a 2.0 cumulative GPA within two successive terms of enrollment; otherwise they are ineligible to enroll.
Any beginning student admitted to the University of Missouri-Columbia who does not meet the minimum entrance standards as specified in the Faculty Handbook, Article II, Admissions, Advanced Standing, and Classification will enter on scholastic probation and will have one semester in which to remove probation.
Ineligible to Enroll
Students whose term GPA falls below 1.0 are ineligible to re-enroll. Students on probation must establish a 2.0 cumulative GPA within two successive terms of enrollment; otherwise they are ineligible to enroll.
In the application of the foregoing rules, the dean or faculty committee of the division concerned will determine how an incomplete grade in a course will be considered in determining a student’s academic standing. A student who has been ineligible to enroll for a period of one year may be readmitted only upon the approval of the dean of the school or college in which the student desires to enroll. If a readmitted student again becomes ineligible to enroll, his or her ineligibility is normally considered permanent. These regulations are the prescribed minimal standards but do not limit the authority of the faculty of any school or college to adopt and enforce additional regulations affecting students enrolled therein.
Policy Source: Faculty Council, Article VII