The University of Toledo Policy Website offers access to all relevant policy, operational procedures, governing documents and handbooks for The University of Toledo.
Declaring /Changing Majors
Students in good standing who wish to change from one college within The University of Toledo to another prospective college should make an appointment with a college adviser in the University College Student Services Office to discuss their transfer and have their academic records reviewed. All college requirements, including core and distributive as well as major and related requirements, must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student enters the college of their choice. Some colleges have selective admission or deadlines for an intended major. These deadlines are strictly enforced.
Three (3) Semester Rule for Undeclared Students
Students in Exploratory Studies may remain undeclared for up to three (3) semesters, including summer. This time limit is in place to help students progress in a timely manner toward a degree and to assist students in managing their financial aid debt. Students who are still undeclared after three (3) semesters run the risk of taking classes that do not count towards a degree, prolonging their time to degree, and increasing their financial aid debt.
Exceptions to the three-semester rule must be approved by the Director of Student Services, using the following process. If students wish to remain undeclared, they must write a one-page letter to the Director of Student Services describing the specific reasons why they need to be undeclared and what steps they are taking towards determining and getting declared in a major. Letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students not declared in a major must take active steps to explore the different majors here at UT. These steps include (but are not limited to) meeting with their Academic Advisor and Success Coach on a regular basis, working with Career Services to network with alumni, completing career assessments, attending career events, etc.
GPA Recalculation for Repeated Courses
Effective fall 2006, if a student repeats a University of Toledo course and receives a higher grade, a request to delete the original grade, can be made. Prior to fall 2006, if a student repeats a University of Toledo course and receives a grade of C (2.0) or higher, a request to delete the original grade, as long as the original course grade was a C-or lower, can be made. The request form is available on the Registrar’s Office website. If the original grade was earned because of cheating or academic dishonesty, it will not be deleted. A maximum of 12 credit hours can be deleted by university policy. (See also, UT Policy, 3364-71-07)
Required academic performance
Student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain in academic good standing within University College.
A student with a cumulative GPA less than a 2.0 is automatically placed on academic probation until a 2.0 cumulative GPA is achieved. Students may not withdraw from a course without speaking with their advisor, nor are they permitted to register for a future semester without consulting their adviser.
The Department of Exploratory Studies in University College follows The University of Toledo Academic Standing Policy, UT Policy 3364-71-01, as it pertains to suspension and attempted credit hours.
Students who have been suspended previously for one year, who have been reinstated and now are facing suspension again will be academically dismissed for three years.
Students who have been suspended from another academic college at The University of Toledo will not be reviewed until they have served their academic suspension from that college.
All reinstatement documentation must be submitted by the student to the University College email address at email@example.com. Consult your advisor or success coach for further details. Students who have active holds on their account will not be reviewed until those holds are cleared.
Review of Reinstatement Documentation
All documentation is reviewed by the Academic Review Committee. The decision of approval/denial of appeals will be sent from the University College email account to the student’s University email account. If denied, students may petition for reinstatement in a future term.