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 Updates for the Spring 2020 Semester Due to COVID-19:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes that have been implemented for the Spring 2020 term, students who are currently on probation in the Biological Sciences major for the 2019-2020 academic year will have their BIOS probation automatically extended to the end of the Fall 2020 term. Students will be required to clear their BIOS deficit by the end of the Fall 2020 term, or they will be dismissed from the Biological Sciences major. However, if a student successfully clears their BIOS deficit by the end of the Spring 2020 term notification will be sent via UIC email that the terms of their BIOS probation status have been satisfied and they are no longer on probation in the Biological Sciences major. Please note, if a BIOS probation student was not enrolled at UIC during the Spring 2020 term the extension does not apply.
Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a BIOS advisor to discuss any questions they have about their academic standing in the Biological Sciences major. Students can schedule an appointment online at student.las.uic.edu.