Academic Probation / Suspension

The minimum Overall GPA required to graduate is 2.00. An undergraduate student failing to meet one of the following standards during any term will be placed on academic probation for the subsequent term:

  • attain a 2.00 GPA for the current semester, or
  • meet one of the following retention standards:
    • if you have 0 - 29.99 overall combined quality hours, you need a 1.50 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 30 - 49.99 overall combined quality hours, you need a 1.80 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 50 or more overall combined quality hours, you need a 2.00 Overall Combined GPA

If you are on academic probation and don’t meet one of the above standards the next term in which you’re enrolled, you will be will be suspended. The first time you are suspended, it’s for one semester (not including summer) and any subsequent suspensions will be for 2 semesters (not including summer). Students previously suspended are not eligible for probationary status and will be suspended again each semester you don’t meet the retention standards.

Undergraduate students who are suspended and wish to appeal to return for fall 2017 can obtain an appeal form from the MT One Stop or online here. Please review the appeal requirements carefully. All documentation must be submitted together as one "packet". Documentation not submitted with the appeal form will not be included for committee review.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to turn your appeal in at the MT One Stop counter, please plan ahead as there is expected to be higher than usual traffic in the Middle Tennessee area on and around August 21. NO LATE APPEALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Appeals for graduate level students are handled by the Graduate Office (615) 898-5897.

 Term deadline for returning appeal form appeals committee meets results available
Fall  2017 August 21, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. August 23, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. by morning, August 24, 2017

The final decision of the Academic Appeals Committee will be posted in RaiderNet, and a message will be sent to the student's mtmail e-mail address as soon as all paperwork is processed.