Probation and Drop Rules and Advice
Students who have been dropped should consult with the Associate Dean in the Office of Academic Programs, 206 Engineering Hall.
Summary of Probation and Drop Rules
|Probation Rule||Why you are on probation||To avoid being dropped||Drop Rule|
|Semester GPA less than 1.0 – drop rule, no probation||Not Possible||17|
|1A||Semester GPA less than 2.0||GPA of 2.0 or better in next semester||17|
|1B||Cumulative GPA between 1.75 and 1.99||GPA of 2.25 or better in next semester||17|
|1C||Cumulative GPA less than 1.75||GPA of 2.33 or better in next semester||17|
|1E, 1G or 1H||Dean's Prerogative
"almost dropped, last chance"
(code depends on GPA to achieve)
|Meet specified GPA||18|
|1P||Departmental probation||Meet specified conditions||18|
|1T||TGPA less than 2.0
(Technical GPA = cumulative GPA
in all ECE courses except ECE 316)
|Bring TGPA over 2.0||18|
|2.25 GPA Rule Courses||This is not a probation rule. However, you may not sign up for BIOE 220, 302, 303, 414, 415, etc. if your GPA is less than 2.25 in core courses||Retake courses to bring their average over 2.25. No drop action|
Technical GPA Probation
|Cumulative: Adding 1 class at a time (Bold: end result per semester)|
|Class||Hrs||Letter Grade||Num. Grade||Num. Pts||Hrs||Num. Pts||TGPA|
|MATH 221||4||C||2||8||4||8||2.000||Semester 1|
|MATH 231||4||D||1||4||12||20||1.667||Semester 2|
|CS 101||3||C+||2.333||7||21||37||1.762||Semester 3|
|CHEM 232||4||B+||3.333||13.333||30||59||1.967||Semester 4|
*The student repeated CS 101 without “grade replacement”. The grade is not replaced but counts as if another BIOE class has been taken.
* The student is (at least) on 1T probation for two semesters in a row (2, and 3) because the TGPA is below 2.0.
* The student is on the drop list for semester 3 (did not raise TGPA above 2.0): the case is individually reviewed by the chief adviser.
Could the situation have been prevented?
* The C grade in Math 221 predicts low grades in Math classes for semester 2; three technical classes was not a good idea.
* the D- grade in CS 101 predicts the combination CS 101 + BIOE 201 will be difficult in semester 3; the student should have postponed BIOE 201.