Probation in the Biological Sciences Major
All students majoring in Biological Sciences are required to maintain a 2.00 or higher GPA in all major
coursework. Students who fail to maintain a 2.00 or higher BIOS GPA at the end of each spring semester
are placed on BIOS probation. Students placed on BIOS probation have until the end of the following
spring semester (one full academic year) to raise their major GPA(s) to at least a 2.00. If students do not
raise both major GPAs to a 2.00 or higher by the end of probation will be permanently dismissed from
the Biological Sciences major. Students dismissed from the major are no longer allowed to pursue a
minor in Biological Sciences or take BIOS coursework unless required by their new major.
Students who are on BIOS probation are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with a BIOS
advisor to discuss grades needed to raise their major GPA as well as strategies for success.
Appointments can be scheduled at student.las.uic.edu. BIOS probation students are also encouraged to
attend a BIOS Probation Workshop on Monday, October 21 st from 1pm – 2pm or Wednesday, October
30th from 2pm – 3pm in SEL 4273. Students can RSVP at student.las.uic.edu under the “events” tab.
Space is limited so please RSVP soon.