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Academic Standing

When a student’s Total Institution GPA falls below a 2.00 GPA, the student is placed on Academic Probation. Probation is a serious matter and if not corrected in the subsequent semester could lead to academic disqualification.


Students on probation have a “probation hold” placed on their VandalWeb account and will be unable to register or change registration status (i.e., adding/dropping classes, etc.) until the hold has been removed.

If you have not already done so, complete the Academic Plan and submit it to in addition to your academic advisor. A probation advisor will reach out to you with more instructions once the semester begins. 

First Disqualification

Regulation L

First semester students who fail to achieve a 1.0 GPA for the semester are placed on “Regulation L”/first disqualification and are required to take a semester of leave from the university. After a semester away, students are eligible to return to the university after completing and submitting the Academic Plan. Students will work closely with their advisor through the CBE Student Success program to establish a plan to ensure academic success during their transition back to school.

First Disqualification

Students who began the term on academic probation and do not achieve a 2.0 GPA for the semester are placed on academic disqualification. The university requires first disqualification students to take a semester of leave in order to clarify academic and personal goals. After a semester away, students are permitted to return to the university on academic probation and are required to participate in the CBE Student Success Program.

If students have significant and documented extenuating circumstances, they may appeal for immediate reinstatement. Please note, a reinstatement petition is not a guaranteed approval and must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered. To be considered for academic reinstatement, submit your written appeal and the completed Academic Plan form to Erick Larson at If reinstatement is approved, a probation advisor will reach out to you with more instructions once the semester begins.

NOTE: The Registrar's Office will drop students from classes the next semester if they are on academic disqualification and are not reinstated by the deadline.

Deadlines, instructions, and further details for academic reinstatement are sent via VandalMail from the Office of the Registrar and/or the College of Business and Economics.

Second or Third Disqualification

To petition for academic reinstatement for a second or third academic disqualification, follow the same process as a first disqualification. However, reinstatement for a third academic disqualification must be approved by the University of Idaho's Academic Petition Committee.

Reinstatement following a multiple disqualification situation is difficult. The university encourages students in multiple disqualification situations to take time away from school to evaluate their educational objectives.