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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Academic Programs and Requirements

Chapter No.

Issue: Undergraduate Academic Standing

Effective Date: 10-18-1978

Revision Date: 4-16-2013



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. 

The University's action of placing a student on academic probation should make the student aware that satisfactory progress is not being made toward completing degree requirements. The student should also realize the need to take steps, such as seeking additional help and advice, to improve the quality of his/her academic performance. 

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%.

Within the first thirty days of a semester -and preferably within the first week of a semester -the student on academic probation is required to have a conference with his/her assigned academic adviser to review the student's program of classes and his/her plans for the semester. Further conferences may be required, or the student's academic course load may be restricted, or the student may be informed of special conditions stipulated by a designated academic review committee to help ensure satisfactory progress toward graduation. 

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: 

  1. 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.



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 readmission must be submitted along with supporting documentation. A readmission interview will normally be required.

The student applying for readmission will be required to support his or her eligibility for readmission through:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 or 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