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Academic Probation & Suspension for Undergraduate Students

Academic Probation

Students can be placed on academic probation when their Grade Point Average (GPA) goes below a certain level, and/or if they are not making satisfactory academic progress as determined by the student’s college.

While on probation, students must meet certain requirements to remain a student at the University of Minnesota and avoid being suspended. These requirements can be explained by your college and academic adviser. Most students will have a GPA requirement and may also have additional requirements. If students do not meet these requirements, they will be suspended from the University of Minnesota. Please refer to your academic adviser and probation contract (if applicable) for the details of academic probation.

View the full policy here.


Suspended students cannot register for any classes at the university for at least one year. After the suspension term, students may possibly be eligible to apply for readmission if they can demonstrate improvement and readiness to succeed. Students should work with their college and academic adviser if facing suspension and interested in returning.

Visa Information

Academic probation does not directly affect a student’s visa status. However, if an international student is suspended, his/her visa status will be terminated on the first day of the term their suspension begins.

If a student is on probation and decides to travel out of the country after their probation semester, the student should not re-enter the country until confirming he/she has not been suspended. Suspended students face a high risk of being denied admission into the U.S. and/or an entry visa.

If you have been suspended or are at-risk of being suspended, contact an ISSS Academic Counselor immediately to learn about your options and get help.