2020 Addendum

The policies list below have been updated as of Fall 2020. 
Skills Requirement

Computational Skills
This requirement assists students in developing effective basic computational skills necessary to an informed citizenry and provides support for other disciplines. 

Students satisfy this requirement with the completion of MATH 111,104 103 or 102 with a grade of C-minus or better 

While some students may be exempt from the Computational Skills requirement on the basis of test scores, other students, based on test scores, may be required to complete a course or courses in computational skills (e.g. MATH 10 or MATH 15) in addition to MATH 111, 104, 103 or 102.

Deadlines for completion of computational skills requirement:

  • Students who place into MATH 10 or MATH 15 must successfully complete MATH 15 or MATH 16 within the first 30 degree credits.
  • Students must complete the sequence of courses ending in MATH 111, 104, 103 or 102 within the first 60 degree credits
  • Students who fail to complete these requirements within the stated deadlines may not be allowed to enroll in any other upper level courses until the requirement is met.
Academic Forgiveness Policy

Academic forgiveness is a policy that applies to an undergraduate student with a poor academic record from earlier college or university work. The goal of this policy is to lighten the burden of poor prior performance once the student has demonstrated her/his ability to succeed academically. This process is initiated by making a formal application for academic forgiveness to the Office of the Registrar. The following requirements and stipulations apply:

To be eligible for academic forgiveness, a student must:

  • be a currently enrolled degree-seeking student at UW Parkside;
  • have at least a 2.0 cumulative UWP grade point average in the most recent 12 credits taken at Parkside
  • have completed the course work five (5) or more years prior to the semester/subscription period in which the application for academic forgiveness was received;
  • not have earned a degree, including an associate degree.

Consequences of applying academic forgiveness:

  • beginning with the earliest term (semester, quarter, subscription period) only the first 30 credits of courses completed five (5) or more years ago will qualify for academic forgiveness; 
  • only courses with a grade of D+ and lower may be forgiven
  • the student may not choose the courses to be forgiven;
  • the UW-Parkside cumulative, semester/subscription period, and cumulative degree grade point averages will no longer include forgiven courses; however, all forgiven courses and the grades received will appear on the student’s record;
  • forgiven courses will not count toward major, graduation requirements or to determine graduation honors;
  • a student may be granted academic forgiveness only once, and once granted, is irrevocable

Academic Standing Policy 

UW-Parkside is committed to student success. As such, UW-Parkside expects every undergraduate student to maintain good academic standing. Generally, a student is in good academic standing when their cumulative Parkside GPA is 2.00 or higher. The cumulative Parkside GPA includes grades earned in all courses taken at UW-Parkside. Students who fail to maintain this minimum GPA will face academic probation or suspension.

Please note that while a student’s degree GPA (cumulative GPA for all UW-Parkside and transfer credits) is not included as part of the determination of academic standing, students must have a degree GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate with an undergraduate degree from UW-Parkside.

Academic standing will be calculated at the end of fall, spring, and summer terms; academic standing will not be calculated following winterim. Academic standing will also be calculated as a result of any grade changes. For UW Flexible Option programs, academic standing will be calculated at the end of each subscription period. Students can determine their academic standing using the criteria below.

Good Academic Standing
A student is in good academic standing when their cumulative Parkside GPA is 2.00 or higher, regardless of term/subscription period GPA.
Academic Probation
A student will be placed on academic probation when their cumulative Parkside GPA falls below 2.00. A student who is on academic probation and earns a term/subscription period GPA of 2.00 or higher but whose cumulative Parkside GPA is lower than 2.00 will continue on academic probation. A student who is on academic probation, earns a term/subscription period GPA of lower than 2.00, and whose cumulative Parkside GPA is lower than 2.00 is placed on academic suspension.

Academic Suspension
A student will be placed on academic suspension if they were on academic probation, they earned a term/subscription period GPA of lower than 2.00, and their cumulative Parkside GPA is lower than 2.00. The student is suspended for at least one year.

Readmission Following an Academic Suspension
Students may apply for readmission following the one-year suspension period by completing the UW System re-entry application.  A student who has not attended any other institution following their suspension will be readmitted to the university on academic probation.  A student who has attended another institution following their suspension must submit an official transcript from that institution. The Office of Admissions will follow their standard comprehensive review process to make readmission decisions based on transfer coursework completed after the academic suspension. A student who is readmitted will be readmitted on probation.

Students who feel that exceptional circumstances justify immediate or early reinstatement (readmission prior to the conclusion of one year) may submit an appeal to the Academic Actions Committee. Information regarding the appeal process is available on the UW-Parkside website.

Appeals from students in UW Flexible Option programs will be reviewed in consultation with the UW Flexible Option Academic Actions Committee.

Graduate Academic Standing

All students are expected to maintain certain standards of academic achievement while enrolled at the University. The University is concerned about students whose academic achievements indicate that they are not meeting the expectations of their instructors, or who are experiencing other problems that may be interfering with their studies.

  • A 3.0 or better end-of-term cumulative GPA results in continuing Good Standing.
  • A 2.0 to 2.999 end-of-term cumulative GPA results in Academic Probation status.
  • A 1.999 or less end-of-term cumulative GPA results in Academic Suspension status. 

Action on part-time students is withheld until at least nine credits are attempted at UW-Parkside.

Moving from Probation to Good Standing or Suspension

  • A student on probation who earns a 3.0 or better end-of-term cumulative GPA returns to good standing.
  • A student on probation carrying a 2.999 or less end-of-term cumulative GPA after attempting a cumulative total of 15 or more credits at UW-Parkside has academic suspension status.

Suspension Appeal Process

At the time a student is placed on academic suspension, Academic Actions, in consultation with the program director, reviews the student’s record up to that time and recommends for continued enrollment or for academic suspension status to take effect. 

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