Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
- 300 Old College
- Athens, GA 30602
- Phone: (706) 542-5745
Probation and Dismissal FAQ
What is meant by "Scholastic Probation?"
Students are placed on Scholastic Probation at the end of any term in which their cumulative (University of Georgia) grade point average is below 2.00. Transfer grades are not computed into the cumulative average.
See the Bulletin for more information about the rules and regulations regarding Academic Probation.
What is meant by "Continued Probation?"
Students are considered to be on Continued Probation if their cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 for two or more consecutive terms.
How does a student "Clear Probation?"
Students may remove themselves from Academic Probation by achieving a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
What happens if a student has not cleared probation after two consecutive terms on probation while enrolled at the University?
Students will be subject to dismissal from the University for academic reasons after two successive terms on probation. Students are considered enrolled in any term in which they receive any grade(s) other than W or V. Students who have not cleared probation (i.e. have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA) after two successive terms on probation must meet one of the following criteria to avoid being dismissed from the University.
If the term grade point average is a 2.30 or better on at least SIX hours completed (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 hours completed if attending summer semester, the student will not be academically dismissed even if the cumulative grade point average is below 2.00. The 2.30 term grade point average requirement applies to *all* of the coursework that you have completed during the term.
If the term grade point average is below a 2.30, or if fewer than the minimum hours were attempted, the student will be subject to Academic Dismissal.
See the Bulletin for more information about the rules and regulations regarding Academic Dismissal.
Does the Franklin College provide any academic support services?
Collaborative Academic and Retention Effort (CARE)
CARE was developed by the Franklin College of Academic Advising and Academic Enhancement to assist first year students who are on probation to get back on track.
Steps Toward Educational Progress (STEP)/Transfers Pursuing Academic Success (TPAS)
STEP and TPAS are programs designed to assist students who are on continued academic probation, and therefore are in danger of academic dismissal. Students enrolled in the STEP/TPAS program will meet with an advisor to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to come up with a personalized plan to help them overcome obstacles to academic success.
Steps Toward Academic Recovery (STAR)
STAR is a program created to support students who are returning to UGA following a first or subsequent dismissal from the university and whose grade point average falls within a specific range. The program promotes retention by providing the student with personal attention, professional guidance and academic intervention in an effort to aid them in taking the appropriate steps to enhance academic progress.
Where should a student go for information about being continued probation and first or second academic dismissal?
Students who have questions about Continued Probation or are placed on Academic Dismissal should contact:
Policies and Procedures
- UGA Degree Requirements
- Franklin College Requirements
- Changing Schools, Major or Minor
- Second Baccalaureate Degree
- Guidelines for Student Appeals
- Probation and Dismissal
- Foreign Language Accommodations