Students who are on academic probation are not allowed to register online and my only register with their academic advisor or with a signed add/drop slip taken to the Office of the Registrar. Students on academic suspension or dismissal will also have holds that prohibit registration. To allow time to resolve any issues, students should check their hold records in myMU prior to the day you are scheduled to register for the next semester. Login to myMU, click the “Student” tab and click “Registration Status” on the right side of the page. If you have any active holds, you will see them here.
In brief, students whose Marshall or cumulative grade point averages are below a 2.0 at the end of a term will enter the next term on academic probation and will remain on probation until his or her Marshall and cumulative GPA reaches a 2.00 or higher. If a student fails to meet a 2.0 GPA for a term while on probation, he or she will be suspended for one semester. A second suspension is for two semesters and a third suspension is for two years. Students on probation must meet with an advisor to complete an Academic Improvement Plan. It is important to note, however, that a student with an excessive number of deficiency points in one semester may be directly suspended without a semester of probation. For example, a first-semester student who receives a grade of F in all courses enrolled could be directly suspended without a probationary semester. This will depend on the number of credit hours enrolled.
Academic dismissal is the termination of student status. A student may be dismissed from one academic program and eligible to enroll in another program, or a student may be dismissed from the university. Conditionally admitted students who do not meet conditional requirements within three semesters of enrollment are dismissed from the university and prohibited from enrolling in another university academic program. For more details, please see the Academic Information in the catalog as noted above. Conditionally admitted students should also view the University College section of the catalog.
It is in your best interest to consult with your academic advisor before completing any schedule adjustments or withdrawals. Dropping below full-time can affect financial aid, housing, health care coverage (on a parent’s policy), and other student privileges such as athletic tickets.
If a course is determined to match a specific Marshall course, you will receive that course credit on your transcript and it will count toward your academic program just as that same Marshall course would have counted. If the Admissions Office determines that the course is not a match, it will be listed on your transcript as “unclassified” credit in the discipline of the course (MTH, ENG, etc.). You can appeal this decision to the department of the discipline. For example, if you wish to appeal the classification of a math course, you should make arrangements to meet with the chair of the math department and provide a copy of your course syllabus from the other school. The department chair will make the final decision on the conversion credit for the course.
The first step in the process is contacting the instructor. It is best to contact the instructor by email in order to document the date of your contact and any response. If the response from the instructor is not agreeable to the student, the student then appeals to the chair of the department of the course in question. If that response is not agreeable, the next step is the Dean of the college where the course is housed, then the next step is Academic Affairs. The initial inquiry to the instructor must be initiated within 30 days of the beginning of the next semester for a final grade in the previous semester. Your academic advisor can assist you with this process; however, the Assistant Dean of Student Life can also serve as a s student advocate in this process.