Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Academic Standards and how do I contact them?
What is Academic Standing?
How do I remove my holds?
What about grade changes, petitions, and other things?
What are Academic Standards?
A university policy set up to track student performance from semester to semester using the grades you earn.
In LC 402
If I’m having continued academic challenges, who should I talk with?
- Jan Klingman, Director of Academic Standards
- Morris Havea, Academic Standards Counselor
Jan and Morris are located in the Academic Counseling Center in LC 402
- Good Standing = GPA of 2.0 or higher
Warning = GPA for most recent term is below 2.0, but cumulative GPA is above a 2.0.
- Probation = GPA for both your overall and current semesters are below 2.0
- Continued Probation = Your overall and current semester GPA for two continuous semesters is below 2.0
- Suspension = A student on continued probation who receives a subsequent semester GPA below 2.0
- Dismissal = A student who fails to comply with the requirements of their academic suspension
What are the Academic Standing holds and what can I do to have them removed?When your GPA for the current term drops below a 2.0
What is an "Academic Warning"?
What is an "Academic Warning"?
How do I remove an "Academic Warning" hold?
- Complete an on-line Academic Success Workshop
- Print the completion form and bring it to your major advisor meeting
What's "Academic Probation"?When your GPA for the current term and your overall GPA drops below a 2.0
How do I remove an “Academic Probation” hold?
Complete the Academic Success Probation Workshop
- Meet with your major academic advisor to create an Academic Success Plan.
- Your advisor will remove the hold
What's "Continued Probation"?When academic probation status (cumulative GPA is below 2.0) continues into the next or following semester.
How do I remove a "Continued Probation" hold?
Meet with Amy Baird, our Academic Standards Counselor. You can make an appointment by calling 801-863-8075 or contact her via email at
. You will most likely need to complete the Academic Success Workshop again.
- Submit a mid-term grade report from all classes in upcoming semester
What is "Suspension"?Suspension is when your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 for a third semester AND your semester GPA is below a 2.0. Suspension requires you to withdraw from the school for a semester.
How do I remove a "Suspension" hold?All of your classes will be dropped and you will be required to sit out for a semester. After that semester you will be able to petition the Academic Standards Committee to return. You can pick up a petition by talking with the Academic Standards Director, Jan Klingman (801-863-7196). Deadlines for petitions are as follows: Summer: March 1; Fall: April 1; Spring: October 1
What's the difference between an Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) grade and an E grade?
- A "UW" is an unoffical withdrawl and is given when you stop attending class for any reason
- It's the same as failing the class
- An "E" grade is a failing grade
I have an Unofficial Withdrawl or (UW) in a class. How can I remove this?
- Retake the class … OR …
- For "extenuating circumstances" request a Petition for Exception to Academic Policy form from the Registrar. You will need documentation for your claim. Drop off the completed form at the Registrar’s Office – BA 106
If I have to repeat a class, does the first grade stay on my records?
- YES !
However, the most recent grade is the grade used to determine your GPA (even if you got a lower grade most recently). Your old grade is excluded from your GPA.
If I take the same class at another school will it replace my grade at UVU?No. You must retake the exact same class at UVU in order to have the grade replaced.
Can I take a similar class and have it replace a poor grade?No. The University requires that you take the exact same course. If you got an E in Math 1050, you will need to retake Math 1050 to replace the grade. Math 1040 won’t work. Also you have to take the exact same course but you do NOT have to take it from the same teacher.
What happens if I get really sick or for some reason can no longer attend school after the withdraw date has passed?If you have extenuating circumstances such as a serious illness or a death in the family, you can petition to withdraw from your classes. If your petition is granted your classes will show up as a W and will not affect your GPA. For more information and to request a form, see your advisor.