Academic probation and suspension

All students at the University of Minnesota must meet certain academic standards or be placed on academic probation and suspension, which can have impacts on your academic planning and financial aid eligibility.


You will be placed on academic probation if your term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.000. At that time, a hold is placed on your student record that will require you to meet with your advisor before being able to register for courses.

Academic contracts for probation removal

Your college may develop an academic contract that specifies the requirements for you to be removed from probation or allowed to register for classes while on probation. Despite the requirements detailed in the contract, you will still be expected to meet the University’s minimum GPA requirements. In some cases, the requirements can include expectations that exceed those of the University’s policy.


You will be suspended if “at the end of the probation term (semester), both the term and the cumulative GPA are below 2.000, or the conditions of an academic contract are not fulfilled.”

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When suspended, you will no longer be in your academic program and cannot register for courses at any University of Minnesota campus.

Financial aid eligibility

If you have been suspended from the University, you are no longer eligible for any financial aid. Once you have been readmitted, your financial aid status and eligibility will be determined based on financial aid SAP standards through a review of your academic record.

Appealing your suspension

You can appeal suspension and re-admission decisions in writing to your college’s Student Scholastic Standing Committee.

Re-admission and returning to the University

Your re-admission to the University will not be automatic. You must be able to demonstrate that you can succeed within your academic program or that the circumstances causing your academic hardship have changed. Upon return, you will be placed on probation.


For more details, read the University of Minnesota's policy: Academic Probation and Suspension.