Academic Probation And Suspension
For information on Financial Aid Probation, please see the section on Student Financial Assistance.
Probation for Academic Deficiencies
All undergraduate students whose Overall or Marshall GPA drops below a 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. Academic Probation is a period of restricted enrollment for a student. All probation students are subject to the following restrictions.
- Students on probation must meet with the Associate/Assistant Dean of their College before registering for classes to develop an Academic Improvement Plan to achieve good academic standing. This plan will be binding on the student.
- Students on probation may take a maximum of 14 hours and should repeat courses under the D/F Repeat Rule to reduce deficiency points.
- Students on probation must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher during every semester they are on probation. Failure to achieve a 2.0 semester GPA or higher while on Academic Probation will result in suspension (see below).
- Students on probation are not allowed to register by myMU.
- Students on probation must participate in their College’s Retention Program.
- Other requirements may be imposed in the Academic Improvement Plan.
The student is returned to Academic Good Standing when his or her Marshall and Overall GPA are 2.0 or higher.
Suspension for Academic Deficiencies
Academic Suspension is defined as a period in which a student cannot enroll in courses at Marshall University. A student who has pre-registered and is subsequently suspended will have his/her registration automatically canceled.
- Students who earn less than a 2.0 semester GPA while on Academic Probation or who accumulate or exceed the Quality Point Deficit for their GPA Hours (see Table One) will be suspended for one regular semester (the summer terms do not count as a term of suspension).
Table One – Suspension QPD
Suspension GPA Hours 0-29 30-59 60-89 90 or more Quality Point Deficit 20 15 12 9
- When a student returns to Marshall after any suspension, the student will be placed on probation and must follow all of the requirements of his/her Academic Improvement Plan. Failure to meet all of the requirements of the Academic Improvement Plan or exceeding the Quality Point Deficits listed in Table 1 will result in suspension. A second suspension will be for a period of one calendar year. Third and subsequent suspensions will be for a period of two calendar years each.
- Petition for Reinstatement after a Second or Subsequent Suspension
Reinstatement after a second or subsequent suspension is only by written petition to the Dean of a student’s college, school, or program. The petition must be in writing and provide evidence that the student can meet the requirements of his or her Academic Improvement Plan. The written petition for readmission must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester for which readmission is sought.
Probation for Academic Dishonesty
Academic probation for up to 1 year may be recommended by the instructor but will need to be imposed by the department chair, academic dean or the Office of Academic Affairs.
Suspension for Academic Dishonesty
A student with a second academic dishonesty offense during his/her enrollment at Marshall University will be academically suspended for a period of one academic year (to include summer terms).
Appeals of Academic Probation and Suspension
See “Academic Rights and Responsibilities of Students.”
Approved by Faculty Senate, May 9, 2002, to go into effect Fall 2003