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Academic Probation

Students who are on probation have an official UWO grade point average of less than 2.0 and are in poor academic standing with the college. Probation is designed to serve as a warning that some things need to change.

What’s the Difference Between PRO 1, PRO 2 & PRO 3?

To see information about Academic Standing Levels (Not in Good Standing) on the Registrar’s website, please click here.

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What do I do if I am on Probation?

Step 1

Repeat coursework at UW Oshkosh.

  • University policy allows for repeats of grades lower than a C without an appeal. The repeat policy is available online.
Step 2

Enroll in one or more of the following courses.

  • Academic Recovery (Academic Skills 115): Identify and overcome personal barriers to academic success, learn and apply the strategies and skills necessary to restore academic standing and self-confidence, and practice self-monitoring strategies to facilitate successful independent learning. Learn more about Academic Skills 115 under “Academic Suspension”. 
  • Study Skills (Academic Skills 125): Learn techniques to increase effectiveness in the areas of textbook study, lecture notes, time management, memory, test taking, and vocabulary.
  • Reading Strategies (Academic Skills 169): Focus on comprehending nonfiction, strengthening study reading techniques, improving vocabulary, and increasing reading rate in difficult material.
  • Academic and Career Exploration (Professional Counseling 201): Recommended for all students who are undecided about a major or career choice.
Step 3

Utilize your resources

  • Career Services (125 Student Success Center)
  • Center for Academic Resources (102 Student Success Center)
  • Counseling Center (240 Student Success Center)
  • Math Lab (113 Swart Hall or 301 Swart Hall for remedial math)
  • Reading Study Center (201 Nursing/Education Building)
  • Writing Center (102 Student Success Center)
Step 4

Reduce your credit load, work schedule, and/or student involvement.

Step 5

Repeat coursework at UW Oshkosh.

  • University policy allows for repeats of grades lower than a C without an appeal. The repeat policy is available online.

What Happens if I Do Not Raise my GPA above the 2.0 Mark?

Pro 1

If you are on PRO 1, your academic standing will change to PRO2 and you will have one (1) more semester to raise your UW Oshkosh GPA to at least a 2.0.

Pro 2

If you are on PRO 2, you will be suspended. Please refer to the Appeal Process for more information on academic suspension.

Pro 3

If you are on PRO 3, you will be suspended. Please refer to the Appeal Process for more information on academic suspension.

How do I get from Probation to Graduation?

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Probation Policy

To read the University’s Probation Policy, click here

Academic Suspension

Re-entry from Suspension

To learn about suspension, re-entry from suspension, and the appeal process, please click here to go to that information on the Registrar’s website.

Suspension and the Appeal Process

If you are a student who is on academic suspension (Suspension 1, Suspension 2, Suspension 5, or Suspension 6), please click here for more information.

Suspension Policy

To read the University’s Suspension Policy, click here.

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Suspension Appeal Process

How Do I Appeal My Suspension?

To review the Registrar’s official policy for appealing suspension, please click here.

How Does Fall/Spring Interim Affect My Suspension?

To learn the impact of interim grades on your academic standing, please click here.

FAQs About the Appeal Process

To read common FAQs and answers, please click here.

Academic Skills 115: Academic Recovery

Academic Recovery: (Academic Skills 115) is a 14 week course designed to focus on promoting your ability in four categories that are essential to becoming a successful student:

  • Motivation
  • Self-management
  • Study behaviors and strategies
  • Engagement with university support networks.

Testimonials from Students who have taken ACAD115:

  • “This class has taught me a lot.  I wish this was recommended to all the first semester.  It helped me realize that I wasn’t by myself and that others struggled too.”
  • “I believe this class is extremely beneficial and I would recommend this course to anyone struggling with academics.”
  • “This class has really helped making studying easier and more effective.  Instead of wasting time just mindlessly reading textbooks and notes, I now can get more info into my head through the various strategies we learned in class.  Thanks so much!”
  • “This class was a huge help to me.  I now know how to study and I already see an improvement in my grades and my behaviors in the classroom.”
  • “Really enjoyed this class, learned new skills/techniques to have a successful college experience.”
  • “This course was extremely beneficial to my success in college because I learned things that helped me succeed in all other courses this semester and semesters to come.”