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Advising for Probation/Dismissal


Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation when a student’s cumulative University of Nevada GPA is below 2.0. Students who are placed on Academic Probation will receive a letter notifying them of their academic status (First, Second, or Third-Semester Probation).

Admissions and Records (A&R) will place a registration/advisement hold on each probationary student’s record. The student's academic advisor will remove the advising hold after the student has been advised.

Verification of Advisement for Probationary Students Form - student needs to complete this form and bring it to the advising appointment with their academic advisor for signature; student submits the form to A&R

Supplemental Probationary Advisor Form - an optional form to be completed and submitted to A&R by the academic advisor to be used for consideration in the dismissal appeals process

Release from University Probation: Undergraduate students are removed from Probation when their University of Nevada cumulative GPA rises above 2.


Students who are on Probation for three consecutive regular semesters and fail to raise their cumulative University of Nevada GPA above the Academic Probation threshold (2.0) will be dismissed from the University.

Students will receive a letter and an email notifying them to access updated information on their academic status at MyNEVADA. Ten business days after students are notified that they have been dismissed, their registration for the next regular semester will be canceled. Once dismissed the student is not allowed UNR enrollment for a period of one calendar year.

Request to Appeal Undergraduate Dismissal Form - ONLY for students who could be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 cumulative UNR GPA) at the end of one additional semester; form must be submitted no later than 10 business days prior to the beginning of the next term.

The Dismissal Review Committee must return a decision by the last business day prior to the beginning of the next regular term. Appeals will be processed only if it is mathematically possible to reach good-standing at the end of one additional semester. Late registration fees will be assessed according to the regular registration calendar.

Release from University Dismissal: After one year, an undergraduate student who has been dismissed may return to the University only on the basis of evidence that underlying conditions have materially improved and that he or she is now capable of academic success.

Submit requests on the Release from University Dismissal form and attach appropriate documentation (a letter to the committee from the applicant, letters of support from faculty and/or advisors, medical records, transcripts from transfer institutions, etc.) The requirements for re-acceptance to specific programs and majors are always subject to both general University and specific program standards. Release forms may be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records no later than 20 business days prior to the beginning of the term. The Dismissal Review Committee will return a decision no later than the last business day prior to the first day of classes of the next regular term. Late registration fees will be assessed according to the regular registration calendar.

Students returning from dismissal must raise their University of Nevada GPA to at least a 2.0 within two regular semesters. These students must progress toward good-standing each semester, or they will again be dismissed. The Dismissal Review Committee may approve requests for release that include a plan for improvement longer than two semesters if it is mathematically impossible for the applicant to reach good standing in two semesters. The Committee may add appropriate contingencies not explicitly referenced here to its decision to readmit any dismissed student.

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