University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 
    
    Sep 22, 2020  
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Undergraduate Academic Standards


Class Conduct:

Students may be dropped from class at any time for negligence or misconduct, upon recommendation of the instructor and with approval of the college dean.

Unsatisfactory Academic Status: Undergraduate students who have less than a 2.0 semester and/or less than 2.0 cumulative University of Nevada GPA are making unsatisfactory academic progress, which may lead to academic actions described in the following section.

Students pursuing the bachelor’s degree may not apply credits or grade points in University courses numbered below 100 toward a four-year degree or to raise their GPA. Credits and coursework from other institutions do not alter the University GPA.

Financial aid recipients must follow the Policies for Satisfactory Academic Progress published by the Office of Financial Aid, Employment and Scholarship Services.

Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout their University career. Academic progress is affected by semester and cumulative University GPA.

Academic Action: Academic action consists of Probation and Dismissal. Students are placed on Probation and Dismissal at the end of each fall and spring semester.

ACADEMIC PROBATION

Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation when a student’s cumulative University of Nevada GPA is below 2.0.

Students who are placed on Academic Probation will receive a letter notifying them of their academic status (First, Second, or Third-Semester Probation). Admissions and Records will place a registration/advisement hold on each probationary student’s record.

Release from University Probation: Undergraduate students are removed from Probation when their University of Nevada cumulative GPA rises above 2.0.

Program Probation: A school or college may place a student on Probation whenever satisfactory progress toward degree objectives is not maintained. The credit load of a student on Probation is determined in consultation with the assigned advisor and, when necessary, the dean of the appropriate school or college.

Release from Program Probation: The school or college defines release from program probation.

DISMISSAL

Students who are on Probation for three consecutive regular semesters and fail to raise their cumulative University of Nevada GPA above the Academic Probation threshold (2.0) will be dismissed from the University.

Students will receive a letter and an email notifying them to access updated information on their academic status at MyNEVADA. Once dismissed the student is not allowed UNR enrollment for a period of one calendar year.

Release from University Dismissal: After one year, an undergraduate student who has been dismissed may return to the University only on the basis of evidence that underlying conditions have materially improved and that he or she is now capable of academic success. Contact your academic advisor for appropriate criteria. Submit requests on the Release from University Dismissal form and attach appropriate documentation (a letter to the committee from the applicant, letters of support from faculty and/or advisors, medical records, transcripts from transfer institutions, etc.) The requirements for re-acceptance to specific programs and majors are always subject to both general University and specific program standards. Release forms may be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records no later than 20 business days prior to the beginning of the term. The Dismissal Review Committee will return a decision no later than the last business day prior to the first day of classes of the next regular term. Late registration fees will be assessed according to the regular registration calendar.

Students returning from dismissal must raise their University of Nevada GPA to at least a 2.0 within two regular semesters.  These students must progress toward good-standing each semester, or they will again be dismissed. The Dismissal Review Committee may approve requests for release that include a plan for improvement longer than two semesters if it is mathematically impossible for the applicant to reach good standing in two semesters.  The Committee may add appropriate contingencies not explicitly referenced here to its decision to readmit any dismissed student. 

Appeal of Dismissal: Ten business days after students are notified that they have been dismissed, their registration for the next regular semester will be cancelled. Students will receive a letter and an email notifying them to access updated information on their academic status at MyNEVADA. Students who could be in good standing at the end of one additional semester may appeal to be reinstated by submitting the “Appeal Undergraduate Dismissal” form available at the Office of Admissions and Records. Students must submit their appeal to the Office of Admissions and Records within 10 business days of notification of dismissal to hold their registration pending the outcome of their appeal. Appeals may be submitted no later than 10 business days prior to the beginning of the next regular term. The Dismissal Review Committee must return a decision by the last business day prior to the beginning of the next regular term. Appeals will be processed only if it is mathematically possible to reach good-standing at the end of one additional semester. Late registration fees will be assessed according to the regular registration calendar.