Warning or Academic Probation

Guy Reading BookAcademic Good Standing at NMU is a 2.00 Overall NMU Grade Point Average (GPA). The Overall NMU GPA only includes grades from NMU courses and does not include transfer, advanced placement, or any other grades from non-NMU souces. "NMU GPA" denoted in the remainder of this section refers to the Overall NMU GPA described above.

There are two types of probation for students whose Overall NMU GPA falls below 2.00. Please read the following descriptions carefully and direct any questions to the Academic and Career Advisement Center (ACAC).

Warning Probation. If a student's NMU GPA falls below 2.00, but is at least 1.70, the student is placed on Warning Probation (WP). While on WP, the student cannot be Academically Suspended. Depending upon subsequent academic performance and GPA, the student will:

  • attain Academic Good Standing if the NMU GPA increases to 2.00 or higher,
  • remain on WP if the NMU GPA is between 1.99 and 1.70, or
  • be placed on Academic Probation if the NMU GPA falls below 1.70.

Academic Probation. If a student's NMU GPA falls below 1.70, the student is placed on Academic Probation (AP). Depending upon subsequent academic performance and GPA, the student will:

  • attain Academic Good Standing if the NMU GPA increases to 2.00 or higher,
  • be placed on WP if the NMU GPA increases to between 1.99 and 1.70;
  • remain on AP if the NMU GPA remained below 1.70, but the required Semester GPA is attained (see chart); or
  • be Academically Suspended if the student fails to attain the required Semester GPA (see chart).

Overall Earned Credit Hours
(at the end of the semester)

Semester GPA Required
to Remain at NMU

Less than 28 credit hours

1.70 semester GPA or higher

28 to less than 56 credit hours

1.80 semester GPA or higher *

56 or more credit hours

2.00 semester GPA or higher

 

* If enrolled in only one course, the student must attain a 2.00 Semester GPA or higher (1.80 GPA can only be achieved through an average of grades from more than one course).

If on AP, and the student fails to meet the required Semester GPA, they will be Academically Suspended from the university for one calendar year. If the student was previously academically suspended from NMU, and are currently on AP, and the student fails to meet the required Semester GPA, they will be Academically Dismissed and must: 1) wait one calendar year to appeal the dismissal, and 2) have the appeal granted by the appeal body, the Admissions and Academic Policies Committee of the Academic Senate, to return to NMU.

Once a student attains/regains at NMU GPA of 2.00 or above, they will be released from probation.

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