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Office of Undergraduate Studies
Nitschke Hall, MS 310
1610 N. Westwood
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: (419) 530-8040
Fax: (419) 530-8046

required academic performance


All students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA while enrolled in the College of Engineering. If a student achieves less than a 2.0 grade point average the first semester, he/she is expected to make marked improvement in subsequent semesters in order to achieve a 2.0 overall GPA. Anything less will lead to suspension or dismissal according to the policy outlined below.

Probation, Suspension, Readmission and Dismissal

After each semester, each student’s progress is reviewed. Students who do not meet the minimum academic achievement level will be placed on probation or, if already on probation, may be suspended or dismissed from the College according to the following rules:


    • A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 will be placed on probation. In successive semesters, a student may remain in school as long as they c ontinue to earn a GPA greater than 2.0 in each term. However, the student will remain on probation as long as the cumulative GPA is below 2.0. A student is removed from probation when the cumulative GPA is above 2.0.

  • A student earning a 1.5 GPA or less in any semester, regardless of the overall GPA, will be placed on probation.

Students on probation will not be allowed to interview for co-op positions.

Students experiencing difficulty in math, chemistry or physics that are still interested in a career in engineering may consider switching their major to one of the Engineering Technology programs within the College of Engineering.

Students interested in a more applied engineering program are encouraged to consider the Engineering Technology programs. Bachelor of Science degrees are available in Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Computer Science and Engineering Technology.

For more information about the Engineering Technology program contact the Academic Program Coordinator at (419) 530-3062.


    • A student on probation whose cumulative and current semester GPA falls below 2.0 will be subject to suspension from the college. All future registered courses will be dropped.

    • Consideration of a student’s petition for reinstatement will be given only after one semester from the date of suspension.

  • Any course taken during the period of suspension will not be credited toward degree requirements in the event that the student is readmitted.

The one semester suspension is deferred for suspended engineering students who choose to transfer to Engineering Technology. For more information about the Engineering Technology program contact the Academic Program Co-ordinator at (419) 530-3062.


    • Readmission will only be by written petition to the college’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

    • The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies along with the department to which the student is requesting readmission will make readmission decisions.

  • The petition must be typewritten and must be received at least one month prior to the start of the semester the student desires to return.


    • If readmission from a suspension is granted, a semester average greater than 2.0 must be earned each term until the cumulative GPA is above 2.0 or the student will be subject to dismissal from the college.

    • Further consideration of a student’s petition for reinstatement will be given only after one year from the date of dismissal.

  • Any courses taken during the period of dismissal will not be credited toward degree requirements in the event that the student is readmitted.

Grade Deletion Policy for Repeated Courses

Students may repeat a course previously attempted in which they received a grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F. If the grade earned in the repeated course is a C or higher, the student may petition the college in which the course is taught to have the initial grade deleted from the overall GPA calculation.

Grades for all attempts at the course will appear on the student’s official transcript regardless of whether or not the grade has been deleted. All grades, including those for deleted grades and repeated courses, will be used to determine if a student will graduate with honors. Courses in which the student received a grade of C or better may not be repeated either for credit or for the purpose of raising the GPA or the GPA in the major area.

A student may petition to have F, D-, D, D+, and C-, grades deleted from the GPA computation under the following conditions:

    • The repeated course must be completed prior to the granting of the first baccalaureate degree, and the grade deletion petition submitted not later than one semester after graduation.

    • Before petitioning, a student must have retaken the same course (or the renumbered substitute for that course) in the same department at The University of Toledo and earned at least a C grade.

  • No more than a total of 12 semester hours or the equivalent of 16 quarter hours of course work may be deleted from a student’s transcript. The grade to be deleted cannnot be the results of academic dishonesty.

This policy applies only to the first recorded grade in a course that a student has repeated. Petitions will be approved unless the instructor attests that the grade was given for academic dishonesty.

Grade Deletion forms to delete grades for engineering courses are located in the Office of Undergraduate Studies (Nitschke Hall, Room 1045) or in the Engineering Technology Center Office (Room 101). If the course was from another college (Arts & Sciences), the student must go to that college to obtain the Grade Deletion form and necessary signatures.

Last Updated: 5/23/18