Warning, Probation & Suspension
Academic warning, probation and suspension are determined after the grading period at the end of each semester, including summer. In order to remain in good academic standing, you must meet the GPA and percent completion requirements. Students who fall below the standards will be placed on status based on the guidelines outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Suspension Policy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Warning, Probation & Suspension
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 66.667 percent of the sum of all MSUM credits attempted plus all transfer credits accepted.
- At 1 - 29 total attempted credits, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 1.8 or higher.
- At 30 - 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.
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.
Students not making satisfactory progress will be placed on an academic status of warning, probation or suspension depending on their individual academic situation.
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.
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 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). Subsequent suspensions are for one calendar year.
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.
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.
The Coordinator of Academic Intervention in the Academic Support Center is available to speak with students about issues concerning warning, probation & suspension.
To return after the completion of your suspension, the admissions form must be completed and approved. The readmission form is available on the Returning Student Admissions page. The readmission form must be submitted at least 45 days before the beginning the semester you would like to attend.