Provisional Studies Program
Provisionally admitted students are assigned to academic advisors in the Office of First Year Programs and Academic Services. These advisors will monitor and direct their academic activities. Provisionally admitted students work with their advisor(s) to design a plan of remediation in developmental courses designed to increase competency in identified areas of need. Credits earned from developmental courses do not count toward program or general education requirements, and they do not count toward the minimum hours required for graduation. However, developmental courses do carry credit which is counted in the semester workload, and the grades earned for developmental courses are computed in the student's GPA.
To successfully exit the Provisional Studies Program and enroll in a degree program at the University a student must:
- Obtain a grade of "C" or higher in all required developmental courses.
- Pass MSU 101: Discovering University Life.
- Successfully complete two semesters with a cumulative GPA of 1.6 if 16 or fewer semester hours have been attempted and 1.7 if 17-32 semester hours have been attempted.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of general education requirements.
- Attend a minimum of three hours of study tables per week.
- Meet as required with their academic advisor.
Provisional students may not declare a major until all requirements have been met. Failure to satisfy the requirements of the Provisional Studies Program by the end of the freshman year will result in academic dismissal. For more information, contact the Provisional Studies Coordinator, 222 Allie Young Hall, (606) 783-2310.