Franklin College Academic Probation and Dismissal Information

Please note: Each college has its own processes regarding Academic Probation and Dismissal. The information on this page applies to students in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences ONLY. If you are not a Franklin College student, please contact the Student Services Office in your college for the applicable probation and dismissal information.

Scholastic Probation

Students are placed on scholastic probation at the end of the term in which their cumulative GPA drops below 2.0. Students who fail to clear scholastic probation by raising their GPA above 2.0 after one semester will be placed on continued probation.

Continued Probation

Students are placed on continued probation if their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for two or more consecutive semesters.

  • Students on continued probation must earn a 2.3 semester GPA or better on at least SIX completed academic hours (in courses numbered 1000 or higher in which grades of A,B,C,D, or F are given) in Fall/Spring semesters or at least THREE completed academic hours in Summer semester.
  • Courses in which grades of W, V, I, S, U, NR, or ER are received do not count toward these hours.
  • The 2.3 term grade point average requirement applies to *all* coursework completed during the term, whether you enroll in the minimum required hours (6 for fall/spring and 3 for summer) or a greater number of credit hours.
  • If a student on continued probation fails to meet the above criteria, the student will be placed on first dismissal.

Clearing Probation

Students clear academic probation when their cumulative GPA rises to a 2.0 or higher.

First Dismissal

Upon a first academic dismissal, a student may not re-enroll in the University until a full fall OR spring semester has elapsed. To be readmitted to UGA following a first dismissal, students must make a readmission appointment BEFORE the first day of classes for the semester they wish to return. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE READMITTED DURING DROP-ADD WEEK. If you have questions concerning probation or dismissal, or to make a readmission appointment, contact:

Jennifer Patrick
Coordinator of Student Academic Services
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
164 Psychology Building 706-542-0035

Second Dismissal

After a second academic dismissal, students will be suspended from the University for a minimum of one calendar year. At the end of the suspension, permission to return to the University can be granted only by appealing to the University Educational Affairs Committee. For more information, see For questions concerning second dismissal, contact

Dr. Diane H. Miller
Director of Student Academic Services
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
164 Psychology Building 706-542-0035

Important Terms

Cumulative GPA 

Your cumulative grade point average (GPA) includes only your UGA grades. You must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to be in good standing and to graduate. Grades earned in college level courses taken outside of UGA, including transfer and dual enrollment coursework, will not be counted when your UGA academic standing is computed.

Overall GPA 

The overall grade point average (GPA) is calculated using the grades in all of your college level coursework, including courses taken at UGA as well as courses taken at other institutions. The overall GPA is not used to determine academic standing at UGA.

Good Academic Standing

You are considered to be in good academic standing when your cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or above.

Franklin College Academic Counseling

The mission of the Academic Counselors is to assist Franklin College students who are experiencing academic difficulty. We use a holistic approach, including personalized academic counseling that is reinforced by connecting students with resources campus-wide.

Franklin College Academic Counselors work with specific populations to offer the most appropriate support for each student. We also partner with the Division of Academic Enhancement’s CARE program to ensure that students have access to additional resources and expertise. Please see below for detailed information about Franklin College’s Academic Counselors and the student populations they serve. Transfer students, please see the Office of Transfer Academic Services webpage.


UGA CARE(s) Academic Counseling  

CARE is an academic success resource offered by the Division of Academic Enhancement that    is designed to improve the performance of any UGA student. We do this by helping students become self-regulated learners and scholars in their chosen fields and disciplines. To perform well at UGA, students must effectively manage their time, motivation, coursework, and personal life. The CARE program helps students Pause, Plan, (connect), and Perform well in college. Participation in CARE is required for students on scholastic probation in Franklin College. For more information, please contact Keith Allen in the Division of Academic Enhancement at or 706-542-7575.


Zeeshan Bakht and Ashley King (Academic Counselors for Students on Continued Probation)

Mr. Bakht and Ms. King assist students who are on continued academic probation, and therefore are in danger of academic dismissal. Students will meet with either Ms. King or Mr. Bakht to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop a personalized plan to overcome obstacles to academic success. Students also receive referrals to a variety of campus resources that may be beneficial to them. The program is mandatory for students who are on continued probation.

Zeeshan Bakht
Academic Advisor II
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences 706 542-1412 

Ashley King
Academic Advisor II
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences 706 583-0429


Katherine Field (Academic Counselor for Transfer Students on Scholastic or Continued Probation)

Transferring into a new academic environment requires both academic and personal adjustment, which can lead to “transfer shock,” the tendency for a student’s grades to fall during their first semester at a new institution. The Office of Transfer Academic Services (OTAS) supports and advocates for Franklin College transfer students by providing both information and guidance. OTAS Coordinator Katherine Field provides personalized academic counseling for Franklin transfer students with a cumulative GPA below 2.0, helping them identify contributing factors to academic difficulty and connecting students to campus resources. 


updated 8.16.2017