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    Saginaw Valley State University
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Academic Probation and Dismissal

Students are expected to devote sufficient time and effort to their course work to maintain at least a 2.00 (“C”) average. However, a period of adjustment to the standards of the university classroom is afforded to Freshmen and first semester Sophomores. All students failing to maintain a “C” average (unless they have been admitted or readmitted on a probationary basis) will be given at least one semester’s warning (probation) before they are required to terminate enrollment.

After completing at least one semester of coursework at SVSU, a student will be placed on probation if he/she fails to meet the following cumulative grade point average requirement:

0-11 credits earned
12-24 credits earned
25-36 credits earned
37 or more credits earned
  1.00 GPA
1.70 GPA
1.90 GPA
2.00 GPA

The student is removed from probation when his/her cumulative grade point average rises above these levels. The student is continued on probation if the semester average is 2.00 or higher but the cumulative grade point average has not attained the minimum standards of the graduated scale above.

Students will be dismissed from the University if, while on academic probation, they fail to attain a 2.00 semester grade point average.

Students who have been academically dismissed from the University for the first time and who have a 1.80-1.99 cumulative grade point average may appeal to the Registrar for reinstatement. Reinstatement is not automatic, but each case is reviewed on an individual basis. This appeal must be in writing and indicate the student’s plan concerning changes they intend to make to circumstances and/or behavior if readmitted to the university.  The essay should reflect the student’s personal responsibility for their academic performance.

All other students who have been academically dismissed may appeal by submitting an essay, as referenced above, after a lapse of one semester (spring/summer sessions count as one semester in dismissal cases) and successful completion of college level work at another accredited institution. Successful completion refers to grades of 2.0/”C” or better in academic courses.

Students who have been academically dismissed and have remained dis-enrolled for at least two semesters may request readmission from the Office of the Registrar. This request must be made by essay as referenced above. Readmission is at the discretion of the Registrar and, if granted, will be on terms of academic probation. Degree requirements will be based on the catalog in use during the semester of readmission.

Students who have been academically dismissed more than once must remain disenrolled for at least two semesters before they become eligible to apply for readmission. This request must be made by essay, as referenced above. Readmission is at the discretion of the Registrar and, if granted, will be on terms of academic probation. The readmission process includes the student signing a form indicating the terms of probationary readmission.  In addition, students readmitted on probation after academic dismissals may be required to participate in an academic success plan. 

The existence of pending student conduct issues on record will void all requests/appeals for readmission of academically dismissed students.  The Registrar’s office will only consider readmission if all student conduct issues are resolved before an appeal of an academic dismissal is made.    


Policy updated 8.25.2014