Dismissal


Academic Dismissal - If you remain in academic difficulty for an extended period of time, you are at risk of being dismissed from the university. There is no particular cumulative GPA that warrants a dismissal. Decisions about dismissal are made on a case-by-case basis, given serious thought, and are NOT made without warning. You are a likely candidate for dismissal if you have previously been on academic probation or if you do not show steady academic progress, especially in the area of your major. Dismissed students are always notified of their current dismissal status and are always given plenty of warnings prior to dismissal.

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See an academic advisor
, for help in selecting appropriate courses, if you are interested in attending another institution with the goal of returning to Ohio State or if you have questions/concerns about this decision.


Program Dismissal - If you are not showing progress in your current program, you are at risk of being dismissed from your college (or school) of enrollment. There is no particular cumulative GPA that warrants a dismissal. Decisions about dismissal are made on a case-by-case basis, given serious thought, and are NOT made without warning. Dismissed students are always notified of their status. If you need help in re-deciding on a major, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a University Exploration advisor.

  • If you are enrolled in University Exploration and are NOT making progress in selecting a major, you could be at risk from being programmatically dismissed from University Exploration, which means you will either need to decide on a major or take some time off from school until you are comfortable in selecting a program of study. Be proactive and explore with your assigned University Exploration advisor.