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  • Warning/Probation/Suspension FAQ

Academic Support Center

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  • Warning/Probation/Suspension FAQ

    What is "satisfactory academic progress”?

    Students must fulfill both the GPA requirements of their credit level and percent completion as indicated below in order to be considered making satisfactory academic progress and avoid being placed on academic status.

    • All students must complete 66.66 percent of the sum of all MSUM credits attempted plus all transfer credits accepted.
    • At 1 - 26 total attempted credits, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 1.6 or higher.
    • At 27 - 59 total attempted credits, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 1.9 or higher.
    • At 60 or more attempted credits, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    Where do I find my grades to see if I'm achieving "satisfactory academic progress"?

    Students are responsible for determining their own academic status, by monitoring their e-services dashboard, viewing the “Holds” section of the online web registration program and/or by comparing their own progress to the standards listed above.

    What happens if I am not making satisfactory academic progress?

    Students not making satisfactory progress will be placed on an academic status of warning, probation or suspension depending on their individual academic situation.

    How does academic warning work?

    Students who are in good standing at the beginning of the term, but fall below the minimum cumulative GPA or cumulative completion rate at the end of the term will be placed on academic warning.

    Students on academic warning at the beginning of a term who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA and/or cumulative completion rate at the end of the term will be suspended.

    How does academic probation work?

    Students who are suspended may appeal to return to MSUM. If a student is allowed to return, the student will be placed on academic probation and will be given minimum semester standards agreed upon in their suspension appeal.

    Students on academic probation at the beginning of the term who do not meet the minimum cumulative standards will be allowed to enroll for the next semester if they have met the minimum semester standards agreed upon in their suspension appeal.

    How does academic suspension work?

    Students are notified of their suspension via official MSUM email from the Academic Support Center. Students are responsible for checking on their academic and hold status each semester and monitoring their official university email for messages.

    Students who are suspended for the first time may not return to MSUM for one semester (not including summer term). Second suspensions are for one calendar year. Third and subsequent suspensions are for two calendar years.

    How will I know if I am on warning/probation/suspension?

    Students who are placed on academic probation and suspension are notified via official MSUM email from the Academic Support Center. Students are responsible for keeping their local and permanent addresses updated in their computerized records and monitoring their official university e-mail for messages.

    What is an appeal?

    If a student feels there are circumstances beyond their control, which would warrant reconsideration by the Suspension Appeals Committee, they have the option to complete the appeal process. Students complete the appeal form and return it to the Academic Support Center, along with appropriate supporting documentation. In order for an appeal to be considered it must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

    How and where do I fill out an appeal?

    The Financial Aid and Academic Suspension Appeal form can be accessed at the Academic Support Center, Flora Frick 164 or on the ACS website under Warning/Probation/Suspension and Appeal Form.

    I'm confused. Are there more than one type of appeal and how do I know what form to use?

    The information here refers to Academic Suspension Appeals and readmission from suspension. There are separate deadlines and procedures for Financial Aid appeals and also academic appeals regarding academic policies.


    Who can I speak to directly about my probation/suspension?

    The Coordinator of Academic Intervention in the Academic Support Center, 218.277.4318 is available to speak with students about issues concerning warning/probation/suspension.

    How do I return following my suspension?

    To return after the completion of your suspension, the admissions form must be completed and approved. The readmission form is available at the Admissions website. Select the Returning Student tab and either submit the online or PDF application. The readmission form must be submitted at least 30 days before the beginning the semester you would like to attend.