Academic Probation / Suspension (Undergraduate)

The minimum Overall GPA required to graduate is 2.00. To view GPA(s) go to PipelineMT >Registration & Student Records menu >Academic Records >GPAs.  All GPAs are displayed with explanation.

An undergraduate student failing to meet one of the following standards during any term will be placed on academic probation for the subsequent term:

  • attain a 2.00 GPA for the current semester, or
  • meet one of the following retention standards:
    • if you have 0 - 29.99 overall combined quality (GPA) hours, you need a 1.50 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 30 - 49.99 overall combined quality (GPA) hours, you need a 1.80 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 50 or more overall combined quality (GPA) hours, you need a 2.00 Overall Combined GPA

A student on academic probation who fails to meet one of the above standards the next term in which enrolled, will be suspended. First time suspension is for one semester (not including summer) and any subsequent suspensions will be for 2 semesters (not including summer). Students with a prior suspension from MTSU or previous institution(s) are not eligible for probationary status and will be suspended for 2 semesters (not including summer) if the retention standard is not met.

Academic Suspension Appeal

Students placed on academic suspension are provided the opportunity to appeal for early reinstatement.  The deadline to submit a Summer or Fall 2021 academic appeal packet for review at the May 19, 2021 committee meeting is 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 17.  The May 2021 academic appeal form with instructions will be available on this page after April 1.  Students appealing their suspension are expected to read and follow the appeal procedures.

 Term deadline for returning appeal packet appeals committee Reviews results available*
SUMMER or FALL 2021


Monday, May 17
[procedures & form will be available April 1]

Wednesday, May 19


No later than 9:00 a.m., May 20

*The final decision of the Academic Appeals Committee will be posted in each student's PipelineMT and a message will be sent to the student's mtmail email address after the committee meets and the decision paperwork is processed.

Academic Probation / Suspension (College of Graduate Studies)
Academic appeals for graduate level students are handled by the Graduate Office (615) 898-2840.