UVA Engineering believes in the importance of learning from academic setbacks and failure. We use grade point averages at the end of the fall and spring semesters or two failing* grades in a required** course to identify students in need of support. Therefore, following any fall or spring semester where a student receives a semester grade point average below 2.000, we put the student on Academic Warning and expect the student to engage in reflection through an Academic Success Plan and empower the student to form an Academic Success Team.
Students who were on academic warning in Fall 2022 and after being suspended from the University following any semester in which both their current and cumulative GPA is below 2.000. We also use three failing* grades in a required** course to identify students for suspension.
The term of the first suspension is one semester.
Students previously on academic warning can avoid academic suspension one (1) time by completing the Academic Recovery Plan and forming an Academic Success Team. We require students to create this plan the month following notification of suspension to stay enrolled in courses the next semester.
*An NC earned under the COVID-19 Grading Policy does not count as failed.
**A “required” course is one that is specified by their program of study or by the general education requirements of the School of Engineering as being required of all students to earn a degree.
A student can apply for reenrollment from suspension through the Return to University form in SIS (bottom left) and follow the deadlines under REENROLLMENT. The student should briefly describe their activities since suspension and future academic goals. Students can request to transfer 3-4 academic credits taken elsewhere while on academic suspension. Students must be readmitted to the School of their previous enrollment. Even if a student plans to transfer from UVA Engineering to another undergraduate school at the University, the student must first be readmitted to UVA Engineering.
A second suspension is final, and the student is not allowed to return to the University.
Appeals from Students
The UVA Engineering Committee on Academic Standards (CAS) considers student appeals for circumstances/requests not otherwise covered by specific Engineering or University policies or regulations, or in circumstances that have not been satisfactorily resolved with the instructor concerned, the faculty advisor, or the student’s major department. Learn more through the School of Engineering and Applied Science policy on our Appeal of Academic Sanctions.
The ACADEMIC STANDARDS PETITION COVER PAGE can be used to submit a grade appeal, suspension waiver, retroactive medical withdrawal, or other appeal requests. Please read and follow the instructions outlined on the form carefully. Then submit your appeal as a single PDF document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAS meets several times per year, usually at the beginning and/or end of the semester. Meeting dates vary, so contact the Undergraduate Programs Office for specific dates. It is crucial that students promptly submit their petition, especially related to actions taken because of Fall semester academic performance which impacts spring enrollment. This enables CAS to promptly issue a decision before the spring semester begins. No students will be re-admitted/re-enrolled after the semester has begun.
Students should refer to the STUDENT ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE POLICY to appeal other academic decisions.