Academic Standing

UNM Engineering and Registrars office will notify you at the end of the Fall and Spring semester if your cumulative GPA falls below "Good Standing." The letter is sent via electronic copy to your UNM email account.

NOTE: If you repeat a course three times without successful completion, you will need to appeal in order to continue in your UNM Engineering degree program.

Academic Standing Categories

There are six categories of academic standing within UNM Engineering:

Pre-majors

A cumulative UNM GPA of a 2.3 or above.

If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.5, but you are making satisfactory academic progress, you will be placed on Warning. You will receive notification cautioning you that your academic performance is not completely acceptable. This standing is not placed on your transcript or any official academic record.

If you were in “good standing” and your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.3, you are placed on Probation 1. You have one semester to show academic progress as outlined by UNM Engineering. This standing will appear on your transcript.

If previously on P1 and your academic progress shows significant improvement, but your cumulative GPA is not above a 2.3, you are continued on probation for a second semester. Probation 2 is for one semester and will only be used if academic progress was made (for example earning a B average for the probation term). Departments can elect to extend Probation 2. This standing will appear on your transcript.

If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.3 but remains above a 2.0, you can be placed on Dismissal. An electronic letter will be sent regarding your standing and you will no longer be allowed to continue enrollment within UNM Engineering. A change of major will be required to another degree program outside of Engineering at UNM. If you do not change your major, it will be changed to undecided. Dismissal can also occur if you have attempted a course three times and did not earn the required grade for your engineering degree. This standing will appear on your transcript.

If at the close of your probationary semester your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0, you will be suspended from UNM for one semester. All enrolled courses will be removed from your schedule by the university registrar. Upon return, you will not be allowed to continue in UNM Engineering without petition and/or must seek a new degree program within another school or college at UNM. This standing will appear on your transcript.

Majors

A cumulative UNM GPA of a 2.0 or above.

If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.3, but you are making satisfactory academic progress, you will be placed on Warning. You will receive notification cautioning you that your academic performance is not completely acceptable. This standing is not placed on your transcript or any official academic record.

If you were in “good standing” and your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, you are placed on Probation 1. You have one semester to show academic progress as outlined by UNM Engineering. This standing will appear on your transcript.

If previously on P1 and your academic progress shows significant improvement, but your cumulative GPA is not above a 2.0, you are continued on probation for a second semester. Probation 2 is for one semester and will only be used if academic progress was made (for example earning a B average for the probation term). Departments can elect to extend Probation 2. This standing will appear on your transcript.

If you have attempted curriculum coursework three times and did not earn the required grade for your engineering degree you will be placed on Dismissal. An electronic letter will be sent regarding your standing. This standing will appear on your transcript.

If at the close of your probationary semester your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0, you will be suspended from UNM for one semester. All enrolled courses will be removed from your schedule by the university registrar. Upon return, you will not be allowed to continue in UNM Engineering without petition and/or must seek a new degree program within another school or college at UNM. This standing will appear on your transcript.