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Academic Warning and Probation

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

An academic warning is a formal notification of substandard academic performance in a quarter, and it serves as a caution to students that continued performance at this level may result in their placement on academic probation. To return to good academic standing, students must correct deficiencies and incur no further failures.

Academic warnings are issued by the Student Academic Progress Committee, Preclinical or Clinical when students have failed (grade of less than C) one class in a quarter or upon the unsuccessful completion of a probationary quarter. When students are placed on academic warning, it is noted in their academic files. Subsequently, when students are returned to good academic standing, this is also noted in their academic files. Academic warnings are not noted on transcripts. Students on academic warning are ineligible to hold student organizational offices unless they appealed to, and are approved by, the Dean. Students on academic warning are also formally assigned a faculty member to mentor them through the period of warning (to be arranged through the appropriate Associate Dean).

Academic Probation represents notice that continued inadequate academic performance might result in dismissal. If students on academic probation successfully complete their probationary quarter, their academic status reverts to academic warning. To return to good academic standing, students must correct deficiencies and incur no further failures. When students are placed on academic probation, it is noted in their academic files. Subsequently, when students return to good academic standing, this is also noted in their academic files. Academic probation is not noted on transcripts. Students on academic probation are ineligible to hold student organizational offices. Students on probation are also formally assigned a faculty member to mentor them through the period of probation (to be arranged through the appropriate Associate Dean).