Frequently Asked Questions
Your current cumulative deficit points are noted on your academic transcript under the most recently completed term. You can view your Unofficial Transcript from your UDSIS Student Center homepage by selecting “Transcript: View Unofficial” from the drop-down menu on the left-hand side. Click on View Report (you may need to change your browser if the report does not appear).
Students in the academic probation process have restricted course loads – fewer than 15 credits during fall and spring semesters. Also, entry into certain majors is competitive based on grade-point average, a low overall GPA can reduce the options for declaring majors. Finally, you must successfully work through the academic probation process in order to graduate. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.
When your cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher and your quality-point deficit is reduced to zero, you will transition out of the academic probation process. You can reduce your quality-point deficit and raise your GPA by taking courses at UD and earning final grades of C+ or higher. The higher the grade, the more your quality-point deficit is reduced and your GPA is raised. Transfer courses will not raise your GPA or help you transition out of the academic probation process.
The number of semesters that you will be in the process depends on the grades you earn. You will successfully complete the process as soon as your cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher and your quality-point deficit is eliminated. It may be possible to do this in one semester, or it may take more semesters. It is important to know that if you increase your quality-point deficit to 13 or more, you will academically dismissed from the University.
No. All grades will appear on your transcript and will be calculated into your GPA. It is important to note, however, that the credits earned for a course will count only once toward the degree, even if you repeat a course.
No. Transfer credit grades are not factored into your UD GPA. The credits may count; the grades do not transfer.
Although students in the academic probation process are generally eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships, you should consult with the office of Student Financial Services to determine if the probationary status will affect your financial aid package. In some cases, factors such as lack of progress toward your degree may affect your financial aid. Also, many scholarships require a minimum grade point average above a 2.0, which would mean that students in the academic probation process would not be eligible. Contact the office of Student Financial Services at 302-831-2126 with specific questions.
No. The Academic Probation Process is unrelated to disciplinary probation. Disciplinary probation, a student conduct status, is related to violations of the University code of conduct
Students who are in the academic probation process are still considered degree candidates and are eligible to take a full-time course load of 12 to 14 credits. When students are academically dismissed, they are no longer eligible to take courses full-time or to receive a degree from UD, unless they later qualify for readmission to full-time status