Undergraduate academic standing and dismissal

Notice of Academic Dismissal

An undergraduate student placed on Notice of Academic Dismissal must earn at least a 2.0 University term GPA in the subsequent term. If a student on Notice of Academic Dismissal earns less than a 2.0 University term GPA, they will be dismissed from the University.

Students will receive an email notifying them to access updated information on their academic status via MyNEVADA. An undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed may not enroll as a degree-seeking student for one academic year.

In order to submit a request to return to degree-seeking status you may utilize two options to demonstrate you can be academically successful:

  1. You may submit a Request to Change to Non-Degree Seeking After Dismissal form to continue taking courses at the University as a non-degree-seeking student. Please note:
  2. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid, including loans.
  3. Non-degree-seeking students are limited to 8 credits per term.
  4. You may complete a year at a community college or another institution and apply for release from dismissal.

Release from University dismissal

Upon dismissal, students should contact their academic advisor promptly to develop a plan to obtain release from dismissal. Dismissed students must submit the Release from Dismissal form and may return to the University only with the approval of the Return from University Dismissal Committee.

The Return from University Dismissal Committee will review completed submissions in a timely manner. The committee will include representatives from across campus such as, but not limited to: financial aid, counseling services, academic advising, dean of students, and academic faculty. The committee will release students from dismissal only on the basis of evidence that underlying conditions have materially improved and that the students are now capable of academic success.

Students returning from dismissal must earn a University term GPA of at least 2.0 each subsequent semester and must progress toward good standing each semester. The Dismissal Review Committee may approve requests for release that include a prescribed action plan. The Committee may add appropriate contingencies not explicitly referenced here to its decision to readmit any dismissed student.

The returning student admission application fee will be assessed for students who are readmitted to the University via the Request for Release process.

Request for Dismissal Administrative Review

If you had a substantial change on your academic record, such as a late grade replacement, change of grade, or improper withdrawal that impacted your GPA, after the initial standing was assigned and your University of Nevada, Reno cumulative or semester GPA are no longer below a 2.0 you may complete the Request for Dismissal Administrative Review form. The form will only be available during the submission window and is posted on the Admissions and Records forms page. You may submit the request up to 10 business days after receiving the dismissal email. This is not an appeal. If the administrative review is approved you will be placed on Notice of Dismissal.