FAQ - Understanding the Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy (Alert, Probation, Suspension)
Undergraduate students at the University of Northern Iowa are expected to meet academic standards set by the university and to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress towards earning a degree.
No student in her/his first semester in attendance at the University of Northern Iowa will be academically suspended. First-semester students at the University of Northern Iowa placed on academic alert or academic probation may be subject to conditions designed to increase academic success. A student who does not agree to these conditions may have her/his course schedule canceled for the semester.
Any first-semester student who has a 1.00 – 1.99 semester GPA will receive a first semester academic alert. While on academic alert, the student will be limited to 14 credit hours. Academic alert is not recorded on the student’s official academic transcript.
Any first-semester student who has a semester GPA below 1.0 will be placed on academic probation. Continuing studentswill be placed on academic probation when their UNI GPA is below a 2.0. A student placed on academic probation must earn a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 for each semester while on academic probation until his/her UNI GPA reaches 2.0 or higher.
A student on academic probation who fails to earn a semester GPA of 2.0 will be academically suspended. Academic suspension is for a minimum period of one calendar year and is permanently noted on the student’s official academic transcript. Once suspended, a student will not be allowed to re-enroll at the University of Northern Iowa until he/she has been academically reinstated.
For a complete description of the UNI Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy, please visit the Office of the Registrar's Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy page.
Questions about readmission after academic suspension? See the complete undergraduate academic standing policy and the procedure for applying for readmission after academic suspension.