The goal of the academic probation process is to help students identify and address difficulties that are hindering their academic success.  Students enter the process when their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, and they have a quality-point deficit between 0 and 13.

If you have been notified that you are in the probation process, know that you are not alone. We are here to support you.  Many students work through the probation process each year and go on to successfully graduate.

To successfully work through the probation process, students start by meeting with the appropriate person in their college to develop a strategy for success in the upcoming semester and then get support from appropriate student support resources across the University.

During the probation process, the goals are to (a) identify the difficulties that are hindering academic success; (b) get help to work through each challenge; and (c) raise your cumulative grade point average to 2.0 by earning grades of C+ or better.  During the probation process, students must take fewer than 15 credits per semester.  To help you during the process, we require students to meet each semester with their advisor before they register for the next semester’s courses (see your college page for specific details).

To find out the first steps you should take, please click on your college or program name below.

Students transition out of the probation process when their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.

To find out about the many resources at UD to help you work through the probation process, visit the Student Resource page.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Arts and Sciences

Associate in Arts Program

Biden School of Public Policy

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

College of Education & Human Development

College of Engineering

College of Health Sciences

University Studies (Undeclared)