"You're here at UW-Madison because you're worth it. Don't let anything stop you from achieving what you want to at this great university." - L&S student who has cleared probation
Probation is a warning for L&S undergraduate students that they are not doing well and need to make a change. Since students need a 2.00 GPA to graduate, Letters and Science puts this warning in place after any term (including summer) in which a student does not reach a 2.00 GPA for that term.
Some students find that staying in school and working to clear probation is the best choice. Other students choose to spend a semester or two away from campus. Of those who decide to take some time off, some take courses at a different institution. Your academic advisor can help you figure out which option makes the most sense for you.
This website can help you understand probation, identify resources, and consider next steps.