Mississippi Valley State University

December 17, 2014

Academic Probation and Suspension

Mississippi Valley State University enforces standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as it relates to academic standards. Students who are not successfully completing courses are not considered to be making satisfactory academic progress and, therefore, are given academic probation or suspension status. A student is given academic probation or suspension based on the SAP policy as listed below.

Credit Hours AttemptedMaintaining ProgressAcademic Probation/Suspended
Bachelor's Degree
0-29 credit hours1.51 or greater0.00-1.50
30-59 credit hours1.75 or greater0.00-1.74
60-89 credit hours2.00 or greater0.00-1.99
90+ credit hours2.00 or greater0.00-1.99
Teacher Certification2.00 or greater0.00-1.99

Satisfactory academic progress shall be monitored at the end of the fall and spring semesters. If the student is not meeting the SAP policy at the end of the fall semester or at the end of the first semester of enrollment, the student will be placed on academic probation at the end of that semester. The student will be placed on academic suspension at the end of the following semester if the student has not met satisfactory academic progress. A student who is placed on academic suspension will not be eligible to attend the following semester. A student who is suspended at the end of the fall semester may petition to be reinstated for the following spring semester through the Academic and Financial Aid Appeals Committee. A student who is academically suspended form the University at the end of the spring semester may earn re-admission in good standing by attending the University summer session immediately following the dismissal. Satisfactory academic progress for students attending the summer session shall be monitored at the end of the summer session. At the end of the summer session, a grade point average of at least 2.50 must be earned at least six semester credit hours of course work.