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Academic Probation

Important Dates

Last Day to Drop a Class
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 is the last day a student may drop a class with No Grade Reported!

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I'm on Probation. What does that Mean?

Good standing requires that a student have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. When a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 their academic status is moved from Good Standing to Probation. When placed on probation, a student needs to assess their academic performance and identify what they need to do to return to good standing.

A student who has been placed on probation must do two things:

Students who have declared a major preference may wish to schedule an appointment with the advisor for that major or they may meet with an Undergraduate University Division advisor in one of the five Neighborhood Engagement Centers to complete their SAP.

CAREFULLY PLAN YOUR SEMESTER SCHEDULE AS WELL AS PREPARE A PLAN FOR RETURNING TO GOOD STANDING

Recommendations:

  1. Limit your semester credit load to 12 – 14 credit hours.
  2. If you need to repeat a course, NOW might be the best time to do that.*

*See "Repeating a Class" below

  1. If you failed a course prerequisite or beginning sequence course, do NOT go on and take the next course in the sequence. Wait until you have successfully completed the prerequisite or first course in the sequence – especially when it comes to Math, Chemistry or any of the sciences.
  2. If you earned less than a 2.0 in a prerequisite or beginning sequence course, you need to evaluate your preparedness for taking the next course in the sequence. If you are not adequately prepared, you could be putting yourself in academic jeopardy.
  3. Consult the Credit & GPA summary screen in StuInfo for the GPA you will need to earn to return to good standing.
  4. Meet with an academic advisor to discuss all your academic options and identify resources that can help you improve your grades

REMEMBER: PROBATION CONFERENCES ARE MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN THEY ARE DONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER!

Repeating a Class

  1. Students at Michigan State University may repeat a maximum of 20 credits.
  2. Only grades in which a grade less than 2.0 was earned may be repeated.
  3. If you repeat the equivalent of an MSU course at another institution and transfer it back to MSU, it will count as repeat credit.
  4. Students may transfer MSU course equivalents from a community college up until they have earned 56 credits. After a student has earned 56 credits (MSU and transfer credits), MSU course equivalents may only be transferred from a 4-year college or university.
  5. For any class to transfer back to MSU, a minimum grade of 2.0 must be earned in that class.
  6. When a course is repeated at MSU, cumulative GPA is recalculated using the NEW grade only!
  7. A 1.0 or 1.5 is considered a passing grade and credit is awarded. Therefore,if a student repeats a class in which they earned a 1.0 or 1.5, the repeat credits will not be added into total credits earned.
  1. To repeat a course to remove the previous grade (0.0, 1.0, 1.5), it must be the same course number.
  1. Meet with an academic advisor:

YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM STAND READY TO SUPPORT YOU AS YOU STRIVE TO ENHANCE YOUR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE! LET US HELP YOU AS YOU STRIVE TOWARD ACADEMIC SUCCESS!

UUD Office Hours and Locations

Students can schedule an appointment to see a UUD advisor by calling the UUD office they would like to visit.

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