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The University tries to assure that students progress satisfactorily
toward their goals and receive clear warning when they do not. To this
end, engineering adheres to a clear policy, but provides for exceptions
in unusual cases. The interest of the student is paramount.
A student is in good academic standing when term and cumulative
gradepoint averages (GPA) from the University of Missouri system are
2.0 or higher in courses necessary for an engineering degree. Students
will be placed on academic probation if, when in good academic
standing, they earn a term GPA of less than 2.0 but greater than 1.0.
Students may also be placed on academic probation at the time of
initial admission or readmission because they do not fully meet the
minimum standards. Students earning a term GPA of less than 1.0, or a
term GPA of less than 2.0 while on academic probation become ineligible
for continuation of studies. The academic standing statements found at
the top of semester grade reports are defined as follows:
 Now In Good Standing  Term and cumulative GPA greater than 2.0.
 Now On Probation  Term or cumulative GPA less than 2.0.
 Academically Ineligible  Term GPA less than 1.0 or two consecutive semesters with term or cumulative GPA less than 2.0.
When a student becomes academically ineligible, the student is not
allowed to continue academic studies. Any preregistration of course
work will be canceled. In order to continue academic studies, the
student must appeal to the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department
in writing.
Now in Good Standing
A student whose term and
cumulative gradepoint averages (GPA) from the University of Missouri
system are 2.0 or higher, in courses necessary for an engineering
degree, is in good academic standing. A term is defined as a fall
semester, spring semester or summer session.
Now on Probation
A student will
be placed on academic probation if, when in good academic standing, the
student earns a term GPA of less than 2.0 but greater than 1.0. A
student may also be placed on academic probation at the time of initial
admission or readmission because the student does not fully meet the
minimum requirements.
Probationary Term
After being
placed on academic probation, the student’s next semester of enrollment
(the probationary term) must result in the completion of at least 12
hours of course work necessary for an engineering degree. A student
will be returned to good standing if, at the end of the probationary
term, the student’s term and cumulative GPAs are 2.0 or higher in
courses necessary for an engineering degree.
Academically Ineligible
A student will become academically ineligible if any of the following apply:
 The student receives a term GPA of less than 1.0.
 The student receives a term GPA of less than 2.0 for the probationary term.
 The student receives a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 for the probationary term.
 The student fails to complete at least 12 hours of
course work necessary for an engineering degree during the probationary
term.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students
will be expected to maintain continuous satisfactory academic progress
and can be removed from the civil or mechanical engineering program
after evaluation by the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Academic
Committee which finds satisfactory academic progress is not being made.
Academic Appeals
If a student has become academically ineligible, the student may be
allowed to continue academic studies, provided that the student
successfully appeals to the Academic Appeals Committee. The primary
concern of the Appeals Committee is the likelihood of the student’s
future success. Accordingly, any appeal should include causes for the
student’s past poor performance and reasons for expecting better
performance in the future. When the Appeals Committee allows a student
to reenroll, it may set conditions such as courses to be taken,
minimum grades, total hours, etc. to which the student must adhere.
If a student has become academically ineligible and wishes to
enroll on a parttime basis, the student must appeal to the Academic
Appeals Committee and document the reasons for parttime enrollment.
Such documentation might include a written doctor’s statement for
medical reasons or a written employer’s statement for work reasons. If
work is given as the reason for parttime enrollment, the following
guidelines shall apply:
Work Hours/Week  Minimum Credit Hours 
40+  3 
30+
 6

20+
 9

019
 12
