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Probation and Dismissal

Failure to meet the qualitative (academic) or quantitative (minimum progress) standards will result in the student being placed on probation or subject to disqualification status and subject to dean's review and action.

Following each quarter, the College of Biological Sciences Advisory Committee performs a comprehensive review of the cumulative academic records for students who are subject to disqualification for qualitative reasons, quantitative reasons, or both. Until the process is complete, the College of Biological Sciences advisers are unable to discuss your academic concerns.

Once the review process is complete, students will be notified of their final status via their UCD campus email and will receive specific instructions on how to proceed.

If you have been dismissed, please review the information in the Dismissal Exit Counseling sheet.

Qualitative Standards

Qualitative standards require a student to maintain a C average (2.00) or better for all work completed and for work completed in any given quarter.

A student will be placed on probation at the end of any quarter if his or her GPA is:

1. Less than 2.00 but greater than 1.50
2. Less than 2.00 overall

A student will be subject to disqualification at the end of any quarter if his or her GPA is:

1. Less than a 1.50 for the quarter
2. Less than a 1.50 overall
3. The student has accumulated more than 16 units of Incomplete grade
4. Has completed two consecutive quarters on academic probation

Quantitative Standards

Quantitative standards require a full-time registered student to maintain an average of 13.0 units for all quarters of enrollment. Minimum progress is calculated at the end of each spring quarter. Any quarter for which the student was officially approved for part-time status will be omitted from the MP calculation.

A student whose average number of units passed is:

1. Less than 13 but greater than or equal to 12 shall be placed on academic probation for quantitative reasons.
2. Less than 12 shall be subject to academic disqualification for quantitative reasons.

NOTE: A student subject to disqualification for quantitative reasons for two consecutive, full-time quarters shall be disqualified from the university.

Please refer to the General Catalog for complete information on probation/dismissal. Log onto this website for information on how to "appeal your dismissal."

Do you have more questions?

Send an email to cbsundergrads@ucdavis.edu with "status" as the subject.