Fall 2020 Dismissal Appeals

This appeal is available for students who are ineligible to enroll for classes in the upcoming term at the University of Missouri and are interested in exploring options for a major path at the University. You must have less than 75 credit hours in order to appeal into the Discovery Center as an Exploring student.

  • We strongly recommend that you provide an honest and thorough reflection, as well as a clear plan for academic success.
  • You should write your appeal in a separate document, then copy/paste it into the form provided. Make sure to save your answers in a separate document before submitting your appeal.
  • Appeals must be submitted by January 10th at 11:59pm (Central Standard Time). Students will be notified of the committee’s decision by January 12th.
  • All communication will be sent to your MU-issued e-mail address.


** If you used to be a degree-seeking student at Mizzou but haven’t enrolled in classes for at least one semester, you must apply for re-admission. If, at the time of departure from Mizzou, you were ineligible to enroll, you will also need to complete this appeal.


Link to Appeal: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88F8tocIDdRCBO5

What is academic probation?

Students in regular standing whose term GPA subsequently falls below 2.0 but is 1.0 or above are placed on probation. Students on probation must establish a 2.0 cumulative GPA within two successive terms of enrollment; otherwise they are ineligible to enroll: https://registrar.missouri.edu/policies-procedures/academic-standing/. Students must also maintain a 2.0 or higher term GPA. 

Students placed on academic probation will be notified via MU email after the semester has ended. 

MU does not place probation status on official transcripts or diplomas. Probation will appeal on your student academic profile, which is used only for advising purposes. 

Students who are on probation or final probation will have a hold that blocks registration. This hold will be lifted once students complete the required next step which may include an advisor meeting or completing an academic probation tutorial. These interventions are in place to help students reestablish good academic standing. 

To remove probation, you must raise your Mizzou cumulative and semester GPA to a 2.0. 

Students whose MU semester GPA falls below 1.0 are ineligible to enroll in classes. Students on probation must establish a 2.0 cumulative MU GPA within two successive terms of enrollment; otherwise they are ineligible to enroll. 

Meeting with your academic advisor is the best way to discuss what options you have regarding your academic plans.  You can find your academic advisor in myZou and in your Success Network in MU Connect. 

Students who believe there are grounds for immediate reversal of their dismissal have the right to appeal this decision. Be prepared to answer questions regarding why you’ve earned less than satisfactory grades, specific steps you have taken to correct your grades, a plan for improvement in future semesters and any relevant documentation to support your appeal. Be aware of deadlines to submit appeals for each semester. 

Deadline to appeal for Spring 2021 enrollment: 

11:59 p.m. Jan. 102021 

(students notified by Jan. 12) 

Appeal form: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88F8tocIDdRCBO5 

Yes. If your GPA for any given semester falls below a 1.0 term GPA you are subject to dismissal.