Academic Probation / Suspension

The minimum Overall GPA required to graduate is 2.00. An undergraduate student failing to meet one of the following standards during any term will be placed on academic probation for the subsequent term:

  • attain a 2.00 GPA for the current semester, or
  • meet one of the following retention standards:
    • if you have 0 - 29.99 overall combined quality hours, you need a 1.50 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 30 - 49.99 overall combined quality hours, you need a 1.80 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 50 or more overall combined quality hours, you need a 2.00 Overall Combined GPA

If you are on academic probation and don’t meet one of the above standards the next term in which you’re enrolled, you will be will be suspended. The first time you are suspended, it’s for one semester (not including summer) and any subsequent suspensions will be for 2 semesters (not including summer). Students previously suspended are not eligible for probationary status and will be suspended again each semester you don’t meet the retention standards.

Undergraduate students who are suspended and wish to appeal to return for summer or fall 2017 can obtain an appeal form from the MT One Stop or online here. Please review the appeal requirements carefully.

Students on academic suspension who wish to return to MTSU for the Fall 2017 semester are encouraged to submit an academic appeal for the May 2017 meeting. At the May 2017 Academic Appeals Committee meeting, students may appeal to return for the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 term.

Appeals for graduate level students are handled by the Graduate Office (615) 898-5897.

 Term deadline for returning appeal form appeals committee meets results available
Summer/Fall  2017 May 15, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. May 17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. by morning, May 18, 2017

The final decision of the Academic Appeals Committee will be posted in RaiderNet, and a message will be sent to the student's mtmail e-mail address as soon as all paperwork is processed.