Student Resources

  • All UGA students have the right to appeal academic decisions or to ask for an exception to a university policy. The appropriate route to take depends on the appeal. See the Routing of Academic Appeals for a complete list.

    In CAES, we review appeals or petitions regarding degree program requirements, course grades, and return from academic dismissal. Students wishing to submit a petition should carefully consult the CAES Guidelines for Student Petitions.

  • Academic Probation

    Students are placed on Academic Probation when their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00. Your cumulative GPA consists of UGA grades only.

    Students receive a letter notifying them of the change to their academic standing immediately following the term in which they are placed on probation. Being placed on Academic Probation will not affect your upcoming schedule. However, we do recommend checking in with your academic advisor or academic coach before the end of drop/add to re-evaluate your schedule.

    CAES students on Academic Probation are required to meet with the CAES Academic Coach before registering for the next term. A registration hold will be placed on your account after drop/add. For more information on this process and scheduling an appointment, please see our Academic Probation page.

    While you work to bring up your cumulative GPA, you can avoid Academic Dismissal by earning a semester GPA of at least 2.30 with an adequate course load. Please refer to the Bulletin for complete guidelines.

    Academic Dismissal

    Students are placed on First Academic Dismissal when their cumulative GPA remains below a 2.00 and, while on Continued Probation, they do not maintain a 2.30 semester GPA. Students receive a letter notifying them of the change to their academic standing immediately following the term in which they are dismissed.

    Upon a First Academic Dismissal, a student may not re-enroll in the university until a full fall or spring semester has elapsed. (Summer does not count.) In order to re-enroll, you must submit a petition to the CAES Office of Academic Affairs. For more information on this process, please see our First Dismissal page.

    After a Second Academic Dismissal, students will be suspended from the university for a minimum of one calendar year. In order to re-enroll, you must submit a petition to the UGA Educational Affairs Committee. For more information on this process, please see our Second Dismissal page.

  • USG Core-to-Core

    Since UGA core is unique, we are flexible in accepting courses taken at other University System of Georgia institutions across core areas. Following are CAES guidelines for core-to-core transfer credit:

    1. Courses must have satisfied the core at the transfer institution.
      • Courses with a “G” have already been approved for core credit, but not all courses we can use will have a “G”.
      • If you are not sure if a course you took satisfied the core at your previous institution, check that institution's course catalog or send an inquiry to Kelly King.
      • If the course is not listed, but you are sure it satisfied the core at your previous institution, contact Kelly King. We will need documentation from your previous institution.
    2. Individual core courses are accepted, even if the core area was not completed at your previous institution. However, you must still meet general educational outcomes.
      • Example: A student who took only one science at their previous institution must still take another science here, even if they have more than enough core credits from other areas. In other words, we can’t move just any core credit to any core area.
      • Acceptable moves:
      • Area A Area I
        Area B Area IV or V
        Area C Area IV or V
        Area D Science Area II
        Area D Math/Tech Area III
        Area E Area IV or V
    3. Area II may be met by any combination of life, physical, interdisciplinary, or unclassified sciences, as long as the courses satisfied the Area D science requirements at your previous institution.
    4. Courses with less than the required number of hours may be used to satisfy UGA core if they satisfied the core at your transfer institution and no other courses are available; the remaining hour(s) may be waived.
      • Example: We can move a 2-hour Area B course to Area IV WLC and waive 1 hour.
    5. The USG core-to-core policy also applies to dual enrollment credit.
      • Example: A first-year student with dual enrollment credit in BIOL 1104/L and ECOL 1000 from South Georgia State College has completed Area II.