Academic Probation 101

At the close of the semester, the academic record of each enrolled undergraduate student (regardless of student enrollment status) will be reviewed to verify the accumulative GPA. At the time of the review, if you do not have the required 2.0 minimum accumulative GPA, you will be placed on academic probation. To be removed from probation, your accumulative GPA must reach at least a 2.0.

Academic Success Workshops

The Academic Success Workshop is a two-hour information session for all students who are on academic probation. It will explain Ohio University's academic probation policies, including what it means to "be on probation," how your GPA affects your status at OHIO (including your financial aid), and how to be removed from academic probation.

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Students with fewer than 90 credit hours earned:

If you have fewer than 90 semester credit hours earned and are not removed from probation, you will be continued on probation or academically dismissed. To be continued on probation, you must have either 1) semester GPA of at least 2.0 or 2) accumulative GPA equal to or greater than the minimum GPA defined by your hours earned:

Total Hours Earned Minimum Accumulative GPA to be Continued on Probation
0–29.99 1.6
30.00–59.99 1.8
60.00–89.99 1.9

If you are on probation and fail both of the criteria described above, you will be academically dismissed.

Students with 90 or more semester credit hours earned:

If you are on probation in a given semester and you have 90 or more semester credit hours earned at the end of that semester, you must achieve a 2.0 accumulative GPA to avoid academic dismissal.

Some colleges require higher standards of performance than the University's 2.0 minimum. If you have been dropped from a college because of failure to meet such additional standards but are not subject to dismissal according to the University rules, you are still eligible for admission to other programs in the University. International students placed on academic probation are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor in International Student and Scholar Services to discuss their situations. International students in F-1 or J-1 status who are dropped from their programs or from the University must see an advisor in International Student and Scholar Services.

Removal from Probation

Removal of probationary status is automatic at the close of the semester when your accumulative GPA rises to 2.0 or above, unless your college requires higher standards.

Dismissal (Drop) and Reinstatement

If you have been dismissed or dropped, you are not able to enroll for courses at Ohio University.

You may petition your college student services office for reinstatement, but normally reinstatement will not be granted until at least 12 months after your dismissal. As a condition for reinstatement, the dean of your college may suggest remedial steps you can take.

Students petitioning for reinstatement must do so according to the following deadlines:

For reinstatement in:  Petition must be received by:
Fall semester August 1
Spring semester December 15 (January 2 if you were dismissed immediately preceding fall semester)
Summer semester April 15

Petitions received after the deadlines above will be held for review for the next semester.

If you have been dismissed from the University for a second time, reinstatement is possible only under extraordinary circumstances and usually is not granted until at least 24 months after the second dismissal.

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GPA Calculator

Enter your course grades to determine your GPA for the semester, or cumulative GPA.

GPA Calculator

12-Point Grading Scale

This table shows the numeric value for each letter grade per credit hour.

Credit Hours A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
1 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 .67 0.00
2 8.00 7.34 6.66 6.00 5.34 4.66 4.00 3.34 2.66 2.00 1.34 0.00
3 12.00 11.01 9.99 9.00 8.01 6.99 6.00 5.01 3.99 3.00 2.01 0.00
4 16.00 14.68 13.32 12.00 10.68 9.32 8.00 6.68 5.32 4.00 2.68 0.00
5 20.00 18.35 16.65 15.00 13.35 11.65 10.00 8.35 6.65 5.00 3.35 0.00
6 24.00 22.02 19.98 18.00 16.02 13.98 12.00 10.02 7.98 6.00 4.02 0.00


Helpful Resources

Our amazing student staff created these helpful videos to walk you through reading your DARS and how to see your grades in My Student Center. Still need help? Drop by or make an appointment with an academic coach in the Academic Achievement Center.

How to Read Your DARS

How to See Your Grades in My Student Center