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Academic standards policies and information

For more information on your academic standing, please click on the appropriate link below

Undergraduate information:

Warning--A warning is issued to the undergraduate student whenever the grade point average for any enrollment period is less than 2.00, but the overall grade point average is 2.00 or above.

Admitted on Probation--An undergraduate student who is admitted to the University on academic probation and receives at least a 0.01 grade point average their first semester will be placed on final probation. A first semester GPA of 0.00 will result in academic dismissal.

Probation--Undergraduate students at WMU are placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA falls below the required 2.0 minimum.   Once placed on probation an undergraduate student must receive a semester GPA of at least 2.0 the next semester.  Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal and enrollment in future classes will be prohibited.  If on probation an undergraduate student’s GPA the following semester is 2.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA is still below 2.0 the student will be placed on extended probation and given an additional opportunity to bring his/her GPA up to the required 2.0 minimum.  

Extended Probation--Undergraduate students at WMU are placed on extended probation following a semester of academic probation if their cumulative GPA has not reached the required 2.0 minimum, but their GPA for the semester is at least a 2.0.  Once placed on extended probation an undergraduate student must receive a semester GPA of at least 2.0 the next semester.  Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal and enrollment in future classes will be prohibited.  If on extended probation an undergraduate student’s GPA the following semester is 2.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA is still below 2.0 the student will be placed on final probation and given an additional opportunity to bring his/her GPA up to the required 2.0 minimum. 

Final Probation--Students at WMU are placed on final probation when, following a semester of extended probation, their cumulative GPA does not reach the required 2.0 minimum, but their GPA for the semester is at least a 2.0.  Once placed on final probation an undergraduate student must receive a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 the next semester.  Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal and enrollment in future classes will be prohibited. 

Academic Dismissal--occurs when an undergraduate does not achieve at least a 2.00 semester grade point average while on probation or extended probation, or from failing to achieve a 2.00 overall grade point average while on final probation. 

Click here for information on:

  • WMU’s readmission policy for undergraduate students
  • impact of academic dismissal on future registration, housing contracts, and financial aid.

Graduate Information:

Warning-- A warning is issued to the graduate student whenever the grade point average for any enrollment period is less than 3.00, but the overall grade point average is 3.00.  

Probation--Graduate students at WMU are placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA falls below the required 3.0 minimum.  Once placed on probation a graduate student must receive a semester GPA of at least 3.0 the next semester.  Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal and enrollment in future classes will be prohibited.  If on probation a graduate student’s GPA the following semester is 3.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA is still below 3.0 the student will be placed on extended probation and given an additional opportunity to bring their GPA up to the required 3.0 minimum. 

Extended Probation-- Graduate students at WMU are placed on extended probation following a semester of academic probation if their cumulative GPA has not reached the required 3.0 minimum, but their GPA for the semester is at least a 3.0.   Once placed on extended probation a graduate student must receive a semester GPA of at least 3.0 the next semester.  Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal and enrollment in future classes will be prohibited.  If on extended probation a graduate student’s GPA the following semester is 3.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA is still below 3.0 the student will be placed on final probation and given an additional opportunity to bring their GPA up to the required 3.0 minimum. 

Final Probation-- Graduate students at WMU are placed on final probation when, following a semester of extended probation, their cumulative GPA does not reach the required 3.0 minimum, but their GPA for the semester is at least a 3.0.    Once placed on final probation a graduate student must receive a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 the next semester.  Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal and enrollment in future classes will be prohibited. 

Academic Dismissal--occurs when a graduate student does not achieve at least a 3.00 semester grade point average while on probation or extended probation, or from failing to achieve a 3.00 overall grade point average while on final probation. 

Click here for information on:

  • WMU’s readmission policy for graduate students
  • impact of academic dismissal on future registration, housing contracts, and financial aid.

 

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Office of the Registrar
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545
registrar-info@wmich.edu