Academic Suspension and Dismissal

Suspension

The following are grounds for academic suspension:

  • the student’s cumulative GPA is below 2.0 after one semester of academic probation, or
  • the student does not achieve good academic standing after two semesters of probation regardless of the cumulative GPA.

A student who receives a notice of academic suspension will not be permitted to enroll at the University for a specified period of time:

  • Upon receiving a first notice of academic suspension, a student must sit out for at least one semester, plus a summer. That is, a student suspended at the end of a fall semester may not reenroll until the following fall, and a student suspended at the end of a spring semester may not reenroll until the following spring. A student suspended at the end of summer, however, may enroll the following spring.
  • Upon receiving a second notice of academic suspension, a student must sit out for two semesters, plus a summer.

Dismissal

Upon reinstatement after a second suspension, failure to achieve good academic standing or show substantial academic progress within one semester will result in academic dismissal. There is no opportunity for reinstatement after academic dismissal; however, a student may request an appeal (see below).

Appeals of Academic Suspension and Dismissal

An appeal of academic suspension or dismissal will be considered if documentation can be provided to show unusual or extenuating circumstances surrounding a student's academic performance. The student must also be confident in his or her ability to show significant academic improvement. A student wishing to make an appeal must do so in writing to the dean of students by accessing the appeal form through the academic standing link in MyMichiganTech. Appeals are evaluated based on content, academic performance, extenuating circumstances, and a plan for improvement going forward. Appeals will be reviewed by the Scholastic Standards Committee. Once a decision is made, the student will be notified through email.

Deadlines
Suspension Appeals
To return for:
Summer 2014
Fall 2014
May 9, 2014
May 20, 2014
Reinstatement Appeals
To return for:
Fall 2014July 22, 2014
In order to adequately prepare for your return, appeals received after these dates will be considered for the following term.

Reinstatement

A student suspended for unsatisfactory academic progress may apply for reinstatement through a written request to the dean of students after a period of nonenrollment. A reinstatement request must be made six weeks in advance of the term you wish to attend and should be supported by materials that demonstrate your readiness to be a successful student.

A student who is reinstated after academic suspension is placed on academic probation and will be reenrolled under the academic catalog and degree-program curriculum in effect at the time of reinstatement.

Upon reinstatement, failure to achieve good academic standing or show substantial academic progress by the end of one semester will result in a second suspension. Upon reinstatement after a second suspension, failure to achieve good academic standing or show substantial academic progress within one semester will result in academic dismissal. There is no opportunity for reinstatement after academic dismissal.