Academic Standing

Academic Standing

The grade point average (GPA) for all courses attempted at Mayville State University is the basis for determining academic standing. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) is the minimum satisfactory level of academic performance, the level required for graduation.

Students who receive a Starfish notification indicating specific areas needing improvement should consult with the instructor and academic advisor. In conference with the instructor and/or academic advisor a course of action aimed at correcting the areas needing improvement should be developed.

Probation

Each student who earns less than a 2.00 term grade point average (GPA) at the conclusion of fall or spring semester is automatically placed on academic probation and is informed of this action in Campus Connection, Starfish and through the student’s personal campus email. Students are subject to suspension without regard to whether they have ever been placed on academic probation.

Suspension

Mayville State University’s suspension policy requires students to attain a minimum term grade point average of 1.00 for each semester. The suspension policy also requires students to achieve grade point averages at or above the following:

  • 1.70 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the semester in which the total number of institutional and transfer hours attempted reaches 24 semester hours; and,
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of any semester in which the number of institutional and transfer hours attempted reaches or exceeds 64 semester hours.

Attempted credits include all courses (except withdrawals) on a student’s record, including repeated and no credit courses, “Fs”, incompletes, etc.

A student who is suspended following the spring semester will be permitted to enroll for the summer session in an attempt to raise their cumulative grade point average (GPA) above the designated suspension level prior to the fall semester.

Not meeting the above academic standards will result in academic suspension, for a maximum period of one year. Students who are suspended from the University did not meet the minimum academic standards and are informed of this action in Campus Connection, Starfish and through the student’s personal campus email.

To verify your suspension status, you may view your semester grades on “Campus Connection.” If you encounter any difficulty viewing your grades, please contact the MSU Help Desk at (701) 788-4739.

Students on academic suspension from another institution of higher education will normally be denied admission until that suspension has expired.Students who have been suspended may appeal the suspension to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. To appeal, a student must follow the procedure as outlined below.

 

Suspension Appeal

Students who have been suspended may appeal the suspension to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. To appeal, a student must follow the procedure as outlined below.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:

 

Fall 2016 - August 17, 2016          Spring 2017 - December 30, 2016

 

To verify your suspension status, you may view your semester grades on "Campus Connection." If you encounter any difficulty viewing your grades, please contact the MSU Help Desk at (701) 788-4739.

 

PROCEDURE:

 

Appeals must be submitted to MASU.AcademicAffairs@MayvilleState.edu or delivered to the Office of Academic Affairs in Old Main #112 no later than 4:00 PM on the dates indicated above. The submission date is a hard deadline, non-negotiable and no exceptions will be considered.

Students have the right to appeal their first and second suspension for not meeting the academic standards of the University. If the student’s appeal is approved, the student is reinstated. If the appeal is denied a one semester suspension continues and the student may reapply to the university at the completion of the academic suspension.

A student does not have the right to appeal their third suspension. An immediate one year suspension begins and the student may reapply to the university at the completion of the academic suspension.

  1. Should you choose to appeal, please provide a typewritten letter of appeal detailing the reasons for your academic performance, no later than 4:00 PM on the date indicated above.
  2. Email the appeal letter to: MASU.AcademicAffairs@MayvilleState.Edu or deliver it to the Office of Academic Affairs located in Old Main #112.
  3. If you have questions concerning this process, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (701) 788-4711.

This academic appeal process is NOT associated with the financial aid suspension appeal. If you have been placed on financial aid suspension, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at MASU.Aid@mayvillestate.edu regarding any possible financial disqualification or warning action.