Academic Probation / Suspension

The minimum Overall GPA required to graduate is 2.00. 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 hours, you need a 1.50 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 30 - 49.99 overall combined quality hours, you need a 1.80 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 50 or more overall combined quality hours, you need a 2.00 Overall Combined GPA

If you are on academic probation and don’t meet one of the above standards the next term in which you’re enrolled, you will be will be suspended. The first time you are suspended, it’s for one semester (not including summer) and any subsequent suspensions will be for 2 semesters (not including summer). Students previously suspended are not eligible for probationary status and will be suspended again each semester you don’t meet the retention standards.

The Academic Appeals Commitee will meet Wednesday, August 22.  The deadline to submit an appeal for review  to return for Fall 2018 is Monday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m.  If you submitted a fall appeal at the May 2018 meeting and were denied, you are not eligible to submit a new appeal at the August meeting.

The appeal form and requirements for the fall 2018 August meeting is available here.  Review the appeal requirements carefully. All documentation must be submitted together as one "packet". Documentation not submitted with the appeal form will not be included for committee review.

Appeals for graduate level students are handled by the Graduate Office (615) 898-2840.

 Term deadline for returning appeal form appeals committee meets results available
Fall 2018 August 20, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. August 22, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.

by morning, August 23, 2018

The final decision of the Academic Appeals Committee will be posted in PipelineMT, and a message will be sent to the student's mtmail email address as soon as all paperwork is processed.