Continuation and Honesty Policy

Expectation of Satisfactory Progress

Under normal circumstances, a statistics major attending full-time would be considered to be making satisfactory progress if they fulfill all major prerequisites by the end of the Sophomore year (within 90 cumulative units) and complete all major requirements (core courses, major electives, and capstone) during Junior and Senior years. In addition,

  • Students must maintain a minimum quarterly cumulative GPA of 2.5 in major requirements, with a minimum grade of 2.0 or above in each Statistics class used to satisfy major requirements (eg., core courses, major electives, and capstone).
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Students must complete at least one (1) course applicable toward their degree program each academic quarter except summer.

Review and Notification of Progress

Statistics Advising will review the performance of undergraduate students after each quarter. Failure to make satisfactory progress may result in the following actions.

A student who fails to meet any of the expectations of satisfactory progress outlined above will be placed on probation. Once on probation, the student must achieve a quarterly GPA higher than 2.5 in the following quarter. If any single grade for a course required for the major is below 2.0, the expectation is that student will improve this grade to a 2.5 on their second attempt. Students should meet with an advisor to discuss any difficulties impacting their academic performance and to develop an individualized educational plan to avoid dismissal from the major. Students who do not meet with an advisor will not be able to register for future quarters until they do so.

Dismissal from the Major
A student  will be dismissed from the statistics major if, while on probation,

  • the student fails to meet the minimum quarterly cumulative GPA of 2.5 the following quarter,
  • fails to achieve a minimum grade of a 2.5 in any repeated course required for the major (if the course was an elective, a minimum grade of 2.5 in alternative elective is acceptable),
  • or fails to meet one or more of the expectations of satisfactory progress.

The student will be notified in writing of the change in major status, and will be re-coded as a pre-major or an extended pre-major. 

Appeal Procedures
A student who has been placed on probation or has been dismissed from the major and believes that some facts in their case have been overlooked or misinterpreted, may request reconsideration of the probation or dismissal from the major by writing a letter to the Department. Included in the letter should be any additional information in support of the student or any other information that the student believes is relevant. In general, appeals to alter the student's status without evidence of new or additional information will not be considered. The appeal must be made within 30 days of the notification of placement on probation or dismissal from the major and will receive a response from the Statistics department within 30 days from the response of the student’s appeal.

Academic Honesty

The UW community is committed to maintaining the highest level of academic integrity.  Cheating (in all its forms) will have serious consequences. Any student -- including a first time offender -- who is suspected of cheating will be reported to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct who will investigate the matter further. It is always a good idea to actively take steps to minimize the chances of falling under an umbrella of suspicion.

  • Sit away from usual study partners in an in-class test situation.
  • Check with instructors for expectations on collaboration and outside help (including the internet) on homework and other take home assessments.