Academic Proficiency and Probation

Academic proficiency is the measurement of how much progress a Northern Michigan University student is making toward his or her degree. There is a series of proficiency standards, measured credit hours taken and passed successfully, that a student must meet in order to remain in good academic standing at the university. Poor progress toward a degree can sometimes impact eligibility to remain at NMU and possibly financial aid resources.

Probation status can result for a number of reasons. One is poor progress toward a degree and a grade point average that drops below the required level for a student’s class level.  Another is students entering NMU not having met all of the university’s entrance requirements. Students on academic probation may also have to meet certain requirements of their probation including, but not limited to, meeting with their academic adviser on a prescribed basis, enrollment in developmental courses and repeating appropriate coursework.

To learn more about NMU’s specific academic proficiency standards or about the different types of probation programs, click on the links to the left.