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Academic Progress Requirements Fall 1997-Spring 2002

"Official UMM Policy approved by the Campus Assembly"

Academic Progress Requirements
Scholastic Committee
May 28, 1997


The UMM Campus Assembly has established minimum academic progress requirements that apply to both student status and eligibility for financial aid, with provisions for possible suspension and loss of eligibility for aid. The authority for administering the requirements and taking action, when necessary, rests with the Scholastic Committee.

Academic progress is audited annually at the end of spring semester. Students who meet the annual progress requirements will continue in good standing and will remain eligible for financial aid during the subsequent year. Students who do not meet the requirements for good standing but fall within specified guidelines will be placed on Probation Level 1. Students who fall below the requirements for Probation Level 1 will be suspended. Students who successfully appeal their suspension will be allowed to return on conditions for one semester; this period of conditions is called Probation Level 2. Students on probation remain eligible for financial aid.

Minimum Academic Progress Requirements

There are two criteria, one considering performance over time (cumulative GPA) and the other to measure performance during the short term (annual completion ratio of 75%). The student must meet BOTH.

To remain in good standing, all students who earn more than five credits must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and an annual completion ratio of 75%. A lower GPA or completion ratio will result in probation or suspension.

Credits Earned Cumulative GPA Annual Completion Ratio

0-29

2.0

75%

30-59

2.0

75%

60-89

2.0

75%

90-120

2.0

75%

*UMM uses a formula for determining the completion ratio. N and I are included in the calculation; W,V,K and X are not: percentage of successful completion = ABCS/ABCSDFNI

Probation

Students whose annual completion ratio is between 50%-75% or whose cumulative GPA falls in the range below will be placed automatically on probation.

Criteria for Level I Probation:

Credits Earned Cumulative GPA Annual Completion Ratio

0-29

1.5-1.99

50-74%

30-59

1.65-1.99

50-74%

60-89

1.80-1.99

50-74%

90-120

1.95-1.99

50-74%

Students who are placed on Level 1 Probation are sent letters of notification from the Scholastic Committee, as are their advisers, along with information about resources for improvement. Students on probation need their adviser's signature in order to register. A signature implies that the student and adviser have discussed the registration.

Level 1 Probation students can be returned to good standing for the following semester by earning a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a semester completion ratio of 75%.

Suspension

Students with an annual completion ratio below 50% or a GPA below the requirements for Level 1 Probation will be suspended and will lose their eligibility for financial aid. Students may appeal their suspension to the Scholastic Committee. If their appeal is approved, they will be placed on conditions for the following semester. The conditional period in lieu of suspension is called Level Two Probation.

The Scholastic Committee has the authority to prescribe special academic requirements for those students who successfully appeal their suspensions, requiring them to complete a specified number of credits and to maintain an acceptable GPA (e.g.,12 credits of C or better) during the single semester of their return. Students and their advisers will be notified of the conditions imposed through the successful appeal. The adviser's signature will be required on the student's registration form.

Readmission

Students who have been suspended and have lost their aid eligibility may apply to the Director of Admissions for readmission after one semester. Readmission following suspension is not automatic. The director will consult with the Scholastic Committee for a recommendation. It is expected that prior to readmission, the student will present an academic plan for improvement, evidence of successful completion of evening, summer or Transfer courses, and/ or evidence that his/ her personal difficulties are being addressed. Previous records, circumstances, and intervening experiences, including successful college work, employment, or other indicators of potential success, will be evaluated by the Scholastic Committee. Readmitted students must again meet academic progress requirements. Under certain circumstances, the Scholastic Committee may prescribe special requirements.