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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Academic Warning, Probation, and Suspension

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University Policies for Academic Warning, Probation and Suspension

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory academic progress is defined as:

  1. Achieving a cumulative local grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher at MSU, Mankato. Transfer credits are not included in the calculation of the cumulative local GPA.
  2. Maintaining a cumulative satisfactory course completion rate of at least 67%. Transfer credits are included included in calculating cumulative completion rate.
  3. Unsatisfactory performance will result in academic warning, probation or suspension.

Academic Warning for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

Occurs after one semester, including summer session, of failing to meet the satisfactory academic standing requirements.

While on Academic Warning:

  1. A registration hold will be placed on a student's record
  2. Students must meet the Student Relations Coordinator, Academic Advisor and complete an Academic Improvement Plan
  3. Financial Aid is on "WARNING"

Academic Suspension

  1. Occurs after one semester, including summer session, of Academic Warning and failing to meet the satisfactory academic standing requirements or probation standards.
  2. When a student is academically suspended from the university, s/he cannot attend MSU, Mankato, or any other MNSCU institutions, for one full calendar year.

Academic Probation

Occurs when a student on Academic Warning has not met the satisfactory academic requirements: a cumulative GPA 2.0 and cumulative 67% completion rate, but have met a term goal of a 2.5 GPA and 75% completion rate.

Important Note for Transfer Students:

Transfer credits from other institutions are only calculated as part of Satisfactory Academic Progress at MSU for completion rate. In other words, students' local GPA and cumulative completion rate will determine their academic standing.

College Academic Warning/Probation Advising Plan

The student will be notified of his/her probationary status by a email from the Academic Vice President's Office.

The Student Relations Coordinator for the College will send a follow-up email with additional information about Academic Warning/Probation policy and procedures. Students should make their first of three appointments with the SRC's Office by the fifth day of classes. Located in the College Dean's Office AH 226 (507)389-1712

  1. FIRST APPOINTMENT: students must complete an online assessment. The SRC and student will discuss academic warning/probation policy, procedures and develop a plan for success for the semester.
  2. SECOND APPOINTMENT: takes place at midterms. This meeting serves as a check in to discuss midterm progress reports and continue developing an academic improvement plan.
  3. THIRD APPOINTMENT: prior to registration, students will begin planning a course schedule for the following semester. Students will need to meet with their major academic advisor for approval of semester schedule. If the plan for success produces improved academic performance warranting continued enrollment, the major academic advisor will approve the class schedule for the following semester. The student will return the approved scheduled to the SRC.
  4. The SRC will then lift the hold for the temporary period allowed for the student to register; the hold will be re-instated automatically after the temporary period until final grades for the semester indicate whether the student has achieved success and is no longer on warning/probation.

All information for both the University Policies for Suspension and Probation and the College Probation Advising Plan can also be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.