Academic Probation & Dismissal

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Learn what it means to be placed on academic probation or academically dismissed.

You may face some academic challenges during your time at Rutgers University-Newark. When facing academic challenges, you should reach out to set an appointment your academic advisor to discuss the issue(s). You can set up an appointment via RU-N4Success.

Academic Probation

If you do not meet the minimum academic standing, you will be placed on academic probation. Each school/college has a specific minimum academic standard. Academic probation is a specific time frame set by your school/college where you will be provided the opportunity to improve your grades to meet the minimum academic standing for your school/college.

Each semester once faculty members issue grades, each office of academic advising and student services reviews student grades and makes academic probation recommendations to the school/college faculty as outlined by policy and procedure. If you are placed on academic probation, you will be provided notice of your status through email and/or an official certified letter sent to your mailing address.

Keep in mind that being on academic probation may have an impact on other areas. For example, you may have limited access to WEBREG, and being on academic probation may also affect your financial aid.

For more information on minimum academic standards and academic probation, visit the following pages for each of our schools/colleges:

Academic Dismissal

If you do not meet the minimum academic standing for more than a semester, you may be academically dismissed. Each school/college has a specific criteria for academic dismissal. Academic dismissal means that you have not met the minimum academic standard for a period of time and cannot continue to be a student enrolled at the school/college.

Academic dismissal notices are sent through email and/or an official certified letter sent to your mailing address. When facing academic dismissal, you should reach out to set an appointment your academic advisor immediately to discuss the issue(s). You can set up an appointment via RU-N4Success. Your academic advisor can to nature of your academic dismissal and provide information on the appeal process.

For more information on academic dismissal, visit the following pages for each of our schools/colleges:

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