As early as the completion of your first semester, freshman students with 30 or fewer credit hours are placed on academic notice if they carry a cumulative GPA of 1.7 but less than 2.0.
MSC requires students to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain in school. Students will be placed on academic probation if they fail to meet the following requirements.
Credit Hours Attempted & GPA Retention Requirement
0-30 credit hours: 1.7 GPA
30 + credit hours: 2.0 GPA
Students on academic probation are placed on academic suspension if they fail to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average or to achieve a 2.0 GPA in regularly-graded course work while on probation. Students placed on suspension will be dismissed from the college for a specified period. Specific requirements are placed on students’ re-entry into college.
Academic Suspension Appeals Procedure:
A student may appeal academic suspension for immediate reinstatement by submitting a written request to the Admissions and Residence Committee within three days of notification of suspension. The written appeal must document extraordinary personal circumstances. Students whose appeals are denied and other suspended students may, after one regular semester (fall or spring), petition the Admissions and Residence Committee for readmission on probation. Suspended students can be readmitted only one time. Students readmitted on academic probation must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester or meet the minimum standard required as listed above or be suspended again. Should a reinstated student be suspended a second time, he/she cannot return to Murray until such time as he/she has demonstrated, by attending another institution, the ability to succeed academically by raising his/her cumulative GPA to the retention standards.