Probation and Suspension

Students must maintain satisfactory academic performance and GPA standards established by colleges or the Division of Continuing Education to remain good academic standing. Failure to meet set requirements may result in academic probation or suspension.

Probation is an official warning that the student’s cumulative GPA is not meeting standards and the student is subject to suspension or dismissal. When a student is placed on suspension or dismissal, they are not allowed to enroll in CU Boulder main campus courses, but they can enroll in summer courses and Continuing Education courses. Probation, suspension, and readmission standards vary by school or college.

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For Arts and Sciences Students

Arts and Sciences students who are on dismissal from daytime courses and who enroll in Continuing Education courses will be required either to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or to maintain a minimum 2.5 term GPA. If the student fails to do so, the student will be dismissed from both College of Arts and Sciences and Continuing Education. This policy does NOT apply to students on academic probation. Students enrolled in Online Flexible online courses should contact a Continuing Education academic advisor for information regarding extensions.

For Engineering Students

CU cumulative and semester GPAs should all be at or greater than 2.250 to avoid being placed on academic recovery. Students on academic suspension from the College of Engineering and Applied Science may enroll in Continuing Education’s online term-based, Online Flexible, and evening courses but may not exceed 16 total credit hours of course work in one semester. Students need to earn semester GPAs of at least 2.300 while enrolled in Continuing Education courses.

For Program for Exploratory Studies Students

Students in exploratory studies who are on academic suspension from main campus classes must maintain a term GPA in Continuing Education courses of 2.300 or higher; students who fail to do so risk being additionally dismissed from Continuing Education during fall/spring terms.

For Nondegree Students

Nondegree students who complete credit course work are subject to the Continuing Education probation and dismissal policies. Students who fail to maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA after completion of any semester will receive one semester of probation. During this semester the student may take evening, online, ACCESS, or Summer Session courses in an effort to reach a 2.0 GPA. If the student fails to receive a 2.0 GPA after the probationary semester, the student will be placed on suspension. While on suspension the student may take evening, online, or Summer Session courses only and must maintain a 2.5 term GPA or reach an overall cumulative of 2.0 in order to continue enrolling in courses at CU through Continuing Education. Continuing Education does not run academic standing at the end of the summer, and academic standing does not impact a student’s eligibility to enroll in summer coursework. Students who achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 at the end of the summer may return to taking courses during the fall and spring semesters.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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