Academic Probation / Suspension (Undergraduate)

The minimum Overall GPA required to graduate is 2.00. To view GPA(s) go to PipelineMT >Registration & Student Records menu >Academic Records >GPAs.  All GPAs are displayed with explanation.

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 (GPA) hours, you need a 1.50 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 30 - 49.99 overall combined quality (GPA) hours, you need a 1.80 Overall Combined GPA
    • if you have 50 or more overall combined quality (GPA) hours, you need a 2.00 Overall Combined GPA

A student on academic probation who fails to meet one of the above standards the next term in which enrolled, will be suspended. First time suspension is for one semester (not including summer) and any subsequent suspensions will be for 2 semesters (not including summer). Students with a prior suspension from MTSU or previous institution(s) are not eligible for probationary status and will be suspended for 2 semesters (not including summer) if the retention standard is not met.

Academic Suspension Appeal (Undergraduate)

Students placed on academic suspension are provided the opportunity to appeal for early reinstatement. 

The Summer and Fall 2022 Academic Appeal Procedure & Information is no longer available.  The next appeal will be for Fall 2022 only, and the appeal form will be available in late summer and due August 15.  The Fall 2022 Academic Appeal Committee will meet on August 17.  Students who were denied at the Summer 2022 Academic Appeal Committee meeting to return in Fall 2022 are not eligible to appeal again in August.


Academic Probation / Suspension - Graduate Students
Academic appeals for graduate level students are handled by the College of Graduate Studies, call (615) 898-2840 or email askgrad@mtsu.edu.