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ACADEMIC PROBATION FORMS

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What Is Probation?

Serves as a warning that poor academic performance or failure to complete requirements in a timely fashion may jeopardize future enrollment status at and graduation from the University of Illinois.

Types of Academic Probation:

Beginning Freshman

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Beginning freshman who does not earn at least a 2.00 (C) University GPA in the first semester is placed on a 2.00 probation for the next term

All other students

Code1A

A student whose cumulative University GPA < 2.00 and who does not earn at least a 2.00 in any semester or summer session is placed on a 2.00 probation for the next term

Code 1B

A student whose cumulative University GPA is 1.75-1.99, inclusive, is placed on a 2.25 probation

Code 1C

A student whose cumulative University GPA < 1.75 is placed on 2.33 probation

Code 1G, 1H, 1P, 1T

College-determined probation levels assigned at grade audit.

Biology Majors

Low Core Grades

If you have received a C- or lower in one or more MCB core courses, it is recommended that you meet with an advisor.  Previous experience has shown that students who do poorly in a core course tend to struggle with future MCB courses.

Low Major GPA

MCB majors are required to have a major GPA of 2.00 or better.  If your major GPA <2.00 you will be required to meet with an advisor and a hold will be placed on your account until you do.

Once notified of your academic status you will be asked to meet with an advisor and sign an advising contract to participate in our probation program.  Through this program you will be required to meet with an advisor (ideally the same one) at least three times during the semester. 
Once you have completed your required 3 meetings you may continue to meet with your advisor should you find it necessary and/or beneficial.  If you miss any of the three required meetings a hold will be placed on your account until a meeting is scheduled.


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Ways To Get Help

Seek advice from your Academic Advisor as soon as you know of your academic status or are notified by an advisor.  We are here to help you get back on track.  The advising staff will discuss with you what went may have gone wrong and help strategize a new plan and help set new and attainable goals.

If you are struggling with a particular class; see the professor or TA during his/her office hours.  Even seek help from your fellow students who may have a better grasp of the class and form a study group.  Collaboration and perseverance will help you prevail.

Resources: Please check out our page of on-campus resources.