6.2.1.6 Undergraduate Academic Standing

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Effective Date:

10-18-78

Revision Date:

12-15-17

Academic Probation and Dismissal

An undergraduate student is placed on academic probation when his/her cumulative grade point average at EMU is less than 2.00 (a "C" average) and/or his/her cumulative completion rate at EMU is less than 67%. Placement on academic probation is automatic and applies even if the student states that official notification of such probation has not been received from the University. 

A student will be removed from academic probation only when his/her cumulative grade point average at EMU is at least 2.00 (a "C" average) and his/her cumulative completion rate at EMU is at least 67%.

Students on academic probation who fail to achieve the required grade point average and completion rate in each term of enrollment at EMU while on probation will be subject to dismissal for academic reasons. 

Exceptions to the above policies may be made under the following conditions: 

  • A student on academic probation who earns less than the required grade point average and completion rate in an enrollment period may be retained on academic probation provided this is the recommended judgment of the designated academic review committee.

This policy is academic in nature and is not intended to have any application to the eligibility of any student to participate in any Eastern Michigan University extracurricular activity (e.g., marching band, varsity athletics, forensics team, etc.).  All Eastern Michigan University extracurricular activities shall be free to define and implement their own standards for participation, independent of the policy.

Readmission              

A student who is academically dismissed will normally not be eligible for reinstatement for one calendar year following the dismissal. Readmission is not automatic; an application for reinstatement must be submitted along with supporting documentation. The student applying for readmission will be required to support his or her eligibility for readmission through:

  • Documentation of his or her activities during the dismissal period which relate to the reasons for dismissal and which support his or her readiness to resume his or her academic career at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 ("C" average) if courses are taken at other accredited collegiate institutions. 

 A student who is readmitted and is dismissed a second time normally will not be readmitted again. 

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 18, 1978
Minutes of the Board of Regents, September 20, 2011
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 6, 2012
Minutes of the Board of Regents, April 16, 2013
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 15, 2017


Academic Probation and Dismissal

An undergraduate student is placed on academic probation when his/her cumulative grade point average at EMU is less than 2.00 (a "C" average) and/or his/her cumulative completion rate at EMU is less than 67%. Placement on academic probation is automatic and applies even if the student states that official notification of such probation has not been received from the University. 

A student will be removed from academic probation only when his/her cumulative grade point average at EMU is at least 2.00 (a "C" average) and his/her cumulative completion rate at EMU is at least 67%.

Students on academic probation who fail to achieve the required grade point average and completion rate in each term of enrollment at EMU while on probation will be subject to dismissal for academic reasons. 

Exceptions to the above policies may be made under the following conditions: 

  • A student on academic probation who earns less than the required grade point average and completion rate in an enrollment period may be retained on academic probation provided this is the recommended judgment of the designated academic review committee.

This policy is academic in nature and is not intended to have any application to the eligibility of any student to participate in any Eastern Michigan University extracurricular activity (e.g., marching band, varsity athletics, forensics team, etc.).  All Eastern Michigan University extracurricular activities shall be free to define and implement their own standards for participation, independent of the policy.

Readmission              

A student who is academically dismissed will normally not be eligible for reinstatement for one calendar year following the dismissal. Readmission is not automatic; an application for reinstatement must be submitted along with supporting documentation. The student applying for readmission will be required to support his or her eligibility for readmission through:

  • Documentation of his or her activities during the dismissal period which relate to the reasons for dismissal and which support his or her readiness to resume his or her academic career at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 ("C" average) if courses are taken at other accredited collegiate institutions. 

 A student who is readmitted and is dismissed a second time normally will not be readmitted again.