Semester Deletion Policy

The Northern Michigan University Semester Deletion Policy is designed for students who had a poor academic performance at NMU and who return to the university after an extended period of time to continue their education. It is of greatest ­ benefit to students who have changed majors upon readmission, and whose academic record contains poor grades in courses that are not required in their new field of study. Students eligible to apply the policy will have one semester of grades deleted from their GPA.

Students must fulfill each of the following conditions to be ­ eligible to delete the semester grades:

  • Students­ ­  cannot have attended any community college, ­ college or university during at least a three-year period before re-entering NMU.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits (excluding 080 and 090 courses) after readmission with an overall GPA of 2.50 in these courses.
  • Students must be enrolled at NMU at the time they exercise this policy.
  • Students may select one semester of grades (prior to readmission) to be deleted from their NMU record. All grades for the semester, including any passing grades, will be deleted, except for courses which have been repeated.
  • Students may implement this policy only once.

Note: When this policy is exercised, grades will be replaced by “W” grades, ensuring a re-computation of the GPA. Any courses that are stricken, regardless of previous grade, no longer meet any academic program requirements. Required courses must be retaken and satisfactorily completed to earn a degree, certificate, or diploma.

Semester deletion applications are available in the Academic and Career Advisement Center. Students interested in the policy or who have questions regarding the policy should consult with Academic and Career Advisement Center staff.