Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook

3.2.9 Scholastic Standards

The academic progress of degree-seeking undergraduate students is monitored, and those having academic difficulty may be asked to withdraw from specific courses, or may be placed on academic probation, or may be dismissed academically.

  1. Required Course Withdrawal

The Dean of Students may, on the recommendation of the department head or chair, require students to withdraw from any course or courses in which their preparation, progress, effort, or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.

  1. Academic Probation

Students who are not making satisfactory progress toward a degree are placed on academic probation. Academic probation is a strong warning to students that their scholastic performance is less than that expected by the University. Notices of academic probation are sent to students at the same time grades are sent at the end of the semester. Failure to improve after receiving a probation notice will result in academic dismissal from the University (see below).

A student who is seeking the baccalaureate degree or associate degree is placed on academic probation when any one of the following is true:

  1. the University cumulative GPA is below 2.00.
  2. the GPA for the most recent semester is below 2.00.
  3. the cumulative departmental GPA is below 2.00, based on at least 16 credits.

A student on academic probation will be removed from probation when all of the following are true:

  1. the University cumulative GPA is 2.00 or greater.
  2. the GPA for the most recent semester is 2.00 or greater.
  3. the cumulative departmental GPA is 2.00 or greater, based on at least 16 credits.
  1. Academic Suspension and Dismissal

A student is placed on academic suspension if the cumulative GPA is below 2.0 after a semester of academic probation or if the student is not restored to good academic standing after two semesters of probation regardless of the cumulative GPA. A student is also placed on academic suspension if the term GPA is 0.0 when a student attempts 12 or more credits. A suspended student will have the right to appeal. Students will be informed of their suspension and given information on the appeal process after grades are processed each term. More detailed information about the appeal process can be found on the Dean of Students website.

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 re-enroll until the following fall, and a student suspended at the end of a spring semester may not re-enroll until the following spring. A student who is suspended at the end of summer term will be permitted to request reinstatement the following spring. Upon receiving a second notice of academic suspension, a student must sit out two semesters, plus a summer. 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. Students may appeal an academic dismissal. However, if no appeal is submitted or the appeal is denied, there is no opportunity for reinstatement after academic dismissal.

  1. Reinstatement

A student suspended for unsatisfactory academic progress may apply for reinstatements through a written request to the Dean of Students, after a period of nonenrollment. A student who is reinstated after academic suspension will be reinstated on academic probation, and shall be considered as having enrolled under the catalog and curriculum in effect at the time or re-enrollment.

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. (Board of Trustees Policy 13.2.6)


Revised:
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
06/04/2015 - To reflect current University titles, "Board of Control" is now "Board of Trustees".
01/27/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. Item "A. Required Course Withdrawal" now reads "1. Required Course Withdrawal"; item "B. Academic Probation" now reads "2. Academic Probation"; and item "C. Academic Suspension and Dismissal - A student is eligible for academic suspension if the cumulative GPA is below 2.0 after a semester of academic probation or if the student is not restored to a 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 re-enroll until the following fall, and a student suspended at the end of a spring semester may not re-enroll until the following spring. Upon receiving a second notice of academic suspension, a student must sit out two semesters, plus a summer. 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." now reads: "3. Academic Suspension and Dismissal - A student is placed on academic suspension if the cumulative GPA is below 2.0 after a semester of academic probation or if the student is not restored to good academic standing after two semesters of probation regardless of the cumulative GPA. A student is also placed on academic suspension if the term GPA is 0.0 when a student attempts 12 or more credits. A suspended student will have the right to appeal. Students will be informed of their suspension and given information on the appeal process after grades are processed each term. More detailed information about the appeal process can be found on the Dean of Students website. 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 re-enroll until the following fall, and a student suspended at the end of a spring semester may not re-enroll until the following spring. A student who is suspended at the end of summer term will be permitted to request reinstatement the following spring. Upon receiving a second notice of academic suspension, a student must sit out two semesters, plus a summer. 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. Students may appeal an academic dismissal. However, if no appeal is submitted or the appeal is denied, there is no opportunity for reinstatement after academic dismissal." Item "D. Reinstatement" now reads "4. Reinstatement".
02/12/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
07/18/2011 - Annual Review: Was previously 3.2.8; to reflect current University titles and practice, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
03/15/2011 - Revised to reflect updated Board of Control Bylaws and Policies.