Undergraduate Academic Standards
Class Conduct: Students may be dropped from class at any time for negligence or misconduct, upon recommendation of the instructor and with approval of the college dean.
Unsatisfactory Academic Status: Undergraduate students who have less than a 2.0 semester and/or less than 2.0 cumulative University of Nevada GPA are making unsatisfactory academic progress, which may lead to academic actions described in the following section.
Students pursuing the bachelor's degree may not apply credits or grade points in University courses numbered below 100 toward a four-year degree or to raise their GPA. Credits and coursework from other institutions do not alter the University GPA.
Financial aid recipients must follow the Policies for Satisfactory Academic Progress published by the Office of Financial Aid, Employment and Scholarship Services.
Students classified by Admissions and Records as freshmen (0-29 earned credits) who have less than a cumulative 2.0 GPA are making unsatisfactory academic progress. However, such students who earn at least one credit in the fall semester are placed in a financial aid probation status and may receive their aid for one more semester. At the end of the spring semester, the student must have earned 24 total credits. Spring only freshmen aid recipients must have earned a minimum of 12 credits. Summer school at the University of Nevada is recommended to make up the deficiency. Refer to the procedure about reinstating aid eligibility. This policy does not apply to students who are academically disqualified from the University. When the student's classification changes to sophomore (30+ earned credits), the 2.0 minimum University of Nevada cumulative GPA must be maintained as well as the required earned credit standards.
Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout their University career. Academic progress is affected by semester and cumulative University GPA.
Academic Action: Academic action consists of Warning, Probation, and Disqualification. Students are placed on Warning, Probation and Disqualification at the end of each fall and spring semester.
Anytime an undergraduate student's cumulative University of Nevada GPA falls below a 2.0, but is above the probationary cutoff, the student is placed on Academic Warning. The cutoff is based on the number of credits earned.
A student who has earned:
- 0-29 credits is placed on academic warning if their cumulative University of Nevada GPA is 1.6 or above, but below a 2.0.
- 30-59 credits is placed on academic warning if their cumulative University of Nevada GPA is 1.8 or above, but below a 2.0.
- 60 or more credits is placed on academic warning if their cumulative University of Nevada GPA is 1.9 or above, but below a 2.0.
Students who are placed on Academic Warning will receive a letter notifying them of their academic status, which will include a recommendation to contact their advisor and other academic support services.
Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation when the student's cumulative University of Nevada GPA is below the Warning threshold as defined by credits.
A student who has earned:
- 0-29 credits and has a cumulative University of Nevada GPA of less than a 1.6.
- 30-59 credits and has a cumulative University of Nevada GPA of less than a 1.8.
- 60 or more credits and has a cumulative University of Nevada GPA of less than 1.9.
Students who are placed on Academic Probation will receive a letter notifying them of their academic status, which will include a recommendation to contact their advisor and other academic support services.
Release from University Probation: Undergraduate students are removed from Probation when their University of Nevada cumulative GPA meets the Academic Warning status.
Program Probation: A school or college may place a student on Probation whenever satisfactory progress toward degree objectives is not maintained. The credit load of a student on Probation is determined in consultation with the assigned advisor and, when necessary, the dean of the appropriate school or college.
Release from Program Probation: The school or college defines release from program probation.
Students who are on Probation for one semester and fail to raise their cumulative University of Nevada GPA above the Academic Probation threshold will be placed on Academic Disqualification.
Students will receive a letter notifying them of their academic status. Disqualification removes students from their academic program/major. During the registration period following a student's notification of disqualification, Admissions and Records will place a registration hold on the student's records. The student will be required to meet with an advisor, obtain a signed registration advisement sheet, and register for classes in person at the Admissions and Records counter. Disqualified students may not enroll in more than six credits or two courses per instructional term and may be restricted from certain classes.
Release from University Disqualification: Upon achieving a cumulative University of Nevada GPA above the Probationary threshold (see above), students will be released from Disqualified status, placed on Academic Warning, and allowed to enroll full-time. Students will be reinstated in their previous majors subject to the requirements of the current University of Nevada Catalog. The requirements for re-acceptance to specific programs and majors are always subject to both general University and specific program standards.