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Graduation Standards

A minimum 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in both the University cumulative record and the cumulative record in the major department is required for graduation with the baccalaureate degree and the associate in humanities degree.

A minimum 2.00 GPA in both the School of Technology cumulative record and in the record in the student's major within the School of Technology is required for graduation with the associate degree in engineering technology or forest technology.

Undergraduate Academic Progress

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

Required Course Withdrawal

The vice provost and dean for student affairs may, on the recommendation of the department chair, require students to withdraw from any course or courses in which their preparation, progress, effort, or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.

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. Failure to improve after receiving a probation notice can result in academic suspension or dismissal from the University (see below). Notices of academic probation are sent to students at the same time grades are available at the end of the semester.

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

- The University cumulative GPA is below 2.00.

- The GPA for the most recent semester is below 2.00.

- 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 conditions are true:

-The University cumulative GPA is 2.00 or greater.

- The GPA for the most recently completed semester is 2.00 or greater.

- The cumulative departmental GPA is 2.00 or greater, based on at least 16 credits.

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 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.

Appeals of Academic Suspension/Dismissal

Appeals of academic suspension/dismissal will be heard if students can document that there are unusual or extenuating circumstances surrounding their recent academic performance. They must also be confident that they will be able to show significant academic progress in the semester of his/her return. Students wishing to make such an appeal must do so in writing to the Dean of Student Affairs within five calendar days of receipt of the suspension/dismissal notice. (See procedure) http://www.admin.mtu.edu/dos/appeal process.htm.

Reinstatement

A student suspended for unsatisfactory academic progress may apply for reinstatement through a written request to the Dean of Student Affairs after a period of nonenrollment. (See procedure) http://www.admin.mtu.edu/dos/reinstate/ 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 of reenrollment.

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.

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer equivalent credit from another institution with grades of C or better in the equivalent courses at the other institution.

Repeating a Course

Students may not repeat courses in which they have earned a grade of C or better. When a course is repeated, the most recent grade will be used to calculate the GPA, credits earned toward graduation, and determination of class standings. When a course is repeated, any credit previously earned under the course number is forfeited and the transcript will indicate NR (No grade -repeated) for the earlier attempt. Students must have the permission of the dean of student affairs and their academic advisor for the third attempt at any one course. Courses exempt from the repeat rule are those that may be repeated for credit as indicated in the course description.

Prerequisites

A student may not elect a course unless he/she has the proper prerequisites. Courses in which D and CD grades were earned should be repeated before electing an advanced course. Departments may also require C or better grades in some prerequisite courses. Students should check both the course number and the required grade to determine if they are qualified to move to the next course.



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