Academic Probation Agreement Form

This is an agreement between Northern Michigan University (“the university”) and you. By signing this document, you acknowledge that you have been placed on academic probation by the university due to an overall NMU grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00 (this GPA does not include any transfer or other grades). The purpose of this status is to help you improve.

Overall Credit Hours
at end of Semester
Semester GPA Required
to Remain at NMU

if you have

Less than 28 credit hours

1.70 semester GPA or higher

if you have

28 to less than 56 credit hours

1.80 semester GPA or higher*

if you have

56 or more credit hours

2.00 semester GPA or higher


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

Please fill out the following information (you can also download and complete the Probation Agreement Form):


Required Item

Once you attain/regain an overall NMU GPA of 2.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale), you will be released from probation and this agreement.

To assist you in attaining/regaining academic good standing, it is recommended that you:

Schedule an appointment and meet with your academic adviser/department representative prior to the end of the first two weeks of classes to review your strategies for academic success. If you do not know who your adviser is, contact the department of your major or the Academic and Career Advisement Center (227-2971).(Required)
Schedule an appointment and meet with your academic adviser at least once a month while you remain on probation. (Due to your probation, a registration hold has been placed on your records that prevent you from registering for classes. This hold will only be lifted by your assigned adviser.)(Required)
Become familiar with and utilize campus resources tutoring, counseling, study skill enhancement activities, etc that may be of use to you in attaining academic success.(Required)
Attend all class meetings. National research clearly states lack of attendance as the top reason why students are unsuccessful in college.(Required)
Communicate on a regular basis with your course instructors to receive accurate measurement of your academic progress in each class.(Required)
Learn to study more effectively and manage your time more wisely contact the Academic and Career Advisement Center for more information.(Required)
Review and read your NMU e-mail on a daily basis.(Required)

By checking all seven items and submitting this form, you indicate that you have read and understand all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and acknowledge that failure on your part to achieve the required semester GPA will result in suspension or dismissal from NMU. Once completed your registration hold will be lifted.

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