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:
Note: When this policy is exercised, grades will be replaced by “W” grades, ensuring a re-computation of the GPA. Academic standing, such as suspensions and dismissals, will not be affected. 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.