When a student’s semester or cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.0, the record of the student’s performance is reviewed by the University Scholastic Appeals Board, which is composed of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students, and the dean or assistant dean of the college concerned. The board meets between semesters and at other times as needed to act upon individual cases recommended for either suspension or transfer out of a curriculum. 

Additional information about University academic performance standards can be viewed at http://catalog.montana.edu/curriculum-enrollment-graduation/#Scholastic_Probation_and_Suspension

When your semester or cumulative grade-point average (GPA) falls below 2.0, you are placed on academic probation. You can still register for next semester's courses, but must ensure that the GPA in the following semester is above the 2.0 mark. If your GPA is above the 2.0 mark, then your academic probation is lifted. Otherwise, you are placed on suspension warning.

If you are on academic probation and are unable to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the semester following the probation, you are given a suspension warning. If you maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the semester following the suspension warning, you will either be placed back on academic probation (if your cumulative GPA remains below 2.0) or on good standing (if your cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above). 

If you are on a suspension warning and your term GPA is below 2.0, you may be suspended from the University. Students who are suspended for the first time may not enroll at MSU for one academic term (Fall or Spring). Students suspended for the second time may not enroll at MSU for one academic year. Students suspended more than twice may only re-enroll at MSU if they submit a written appeal to the University Scholastic Appeals Board and it is approved.

Additional information about University academic performance standards and scholastic appeals can be viewed at http://catalog.montana.edu/curriculum-enrollment-graduation/#Scholastic_Probation_and_Suspension

It is your responsibility to review your online transcript at the end of each term to determine your academic standing. Students will not receive written notification of probation or suspend warning. You will receive written notification of suspension; the letter is sent to the permanent address you have provided in MyInfo. It is your responsibility to keep your address and contact information updated in MyInfo. 

You may appeal the suspension decision if you believe there were extraordinary circumstances beyond your control of which the University Scholastic Appeals Board (USAB) was unaware. You must complete the Scholastic Appeal Form and submit all the required documentation listed on the back of the appeal form. The written appeal is reviewed by the USAB. Once the Board has made a decision, the finding will be sent to you and a copy will be put in your academic file. The decision of the USAB is final.

Additional information about University academic performance standards and scholastic appeals can be viewed at http://catalog.montana.edu/curriculum-enrollment-graduation/#Scholastic_Probation_and_Suspension

Students suspended for the first time are automatically reinstated after one semester (excluding summer term) has elapsed. After a second suspension, one academic year must elapse before the student will be reinstated. Students returning to school after one or more semesters must submit an "Intent to Register" form to the Registrar's Office. Returning from suspension also requires a meeting with their Academic Dean of the college they were enrolled in at the time of suspension in order to lift the "Must See" hold issued by the Registrar's Office.