To continue enrollment at MSU, students must maintain certain GPA standings based on the number of credit hours attempted. Total hours include all credits attempted at MSU and transfer work. Grade point average is calculated using only MSU coursework. Students are eligible to register if they meet the following minimum cumulative scholastic level:
I. A 1.6 MSU cumulative grade-point average if 16 or fewer semester hours have been attempted.
II. A 1.7 MSU cumulative grade-point average if 17-32 semester hours have been attempted.
III. A 1.8 MSU cumulative grade-point average if 33-48 semester hours have been attempted.
IV. A 1.9 MSU cumulative grade-point average if 49-67 semester hours have been attempted.
V. A 2.0 MSU cumulative grade-point average if 68 or more semester hours have been attempted.
Academic Probation. Students failing to meet the scholastic standards listed above are placed on Academic Probation. At the end of each academic term, the Registrar provides a grade report that reflects grades for the term and the MSU cumulative grade point average. A student on Academic Probation may enroll in no more than 13 semester hours of course work during each semester and for no more than three semester hours of course work during each summer session. Students on academic probation should retake as many classes as possible in which they earned a grade of "E", "D", or "U".
Suspension. Any student who after two consecutive semesters (excluding summer terms) on academic probation has not earned the grade point average specified above on academic probation will be suspended from the University. The suspension period following a fall semester is the spring semester; following a spring semester the suspension period is for the summer terms and fall semester. During a suspension period, a student will be ineligible for any credits at Morehead State University.
Students suspended under this policy have the following two options:
- They may appeal by petitioning a hearing before the Committee on Academic Standards and Appeals if the student believes the suspension was the result of circumstances beyond his or her control. If an appeal of the suspension is granted, the student must meet all additional requirements set forth by the Committee on Academic Standards and Appeals. The committee may, in some cases, waive the requirement that the student have attempted 48 semester hours before declaring bankruptcy. Requests for appeals are made in the Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic Programs.
- They may reapply after the lapse of one semester (excluding summer school). Students wanting to return to MSU will need to complete a new application and meet with the admissions appeal committee for consideration to be readmitted. Students returning after suspension will be required to complete and submit at the admission hearing the probation requirements outlined in Academic Probation/Suspension Requirements. See also the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Standard.