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When students do not maintain adequate academic standing, they begin a progression of Academic Warning to Academic Probation I and II, and finally to Academic Suspension. Each level imposes more structure and limitations on the student in order to help the student return to academic good standing. The intent is not to punish, but to help the student return to normal academic standing and success. Since some of these limitations involve limitations on the number of credit hours, students on Probation II or Suspension may be subject to loss of financial aid. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the impact of their changed academic standing on their financial aid. Notification to students of academic warning, probation, or suspension appears on the student’s grade report at the end of each grading period.
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An Academic Warning is issued when a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 while in good academic standing.
Academic Probation I:
The first stage in Academic Probation. A student is placed on Academic Probation I when he/she has been on Academic Warning and earns less than a 2.0 for the semester, and the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the conclusion of the semester. A student will remain on Academic Probation if they earn a 2.0 GPA or greater for the semester, but the cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0.
Academic Probation II:
The second stage in Academic Probation. A students is placed on Academic Probation II when he/she earns less than a 2.0 GPA for the semester, the cumulative GPA is less than 2.0, and the student had been placed on Academic Probation I. A student will remain on Academic Probation II is they earn a 2.0 GPA or greater for the semester, but the cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0.
When a student does not achieve a semester 2.0 GPA or higher, and the cumulative remains below a 2.0 while under Academic Probation II, the student is placed on Academic Suspension. Students under Academic Suspension must sit out a minimum of one (1) semester and then petition to be removed from suspension and allowed to readmit into the college. If the suspension is lifted the student is placed on Academic Probation II until such time that the cumulative GPA equals or exceeds a 2.0. The student will enter a contract with the Probation Advisor (located in Advising and Career Services, Student Services Building). Failure to adhere to the contract will return the student to Academic Suspension.
Effect of Summer Attendance:
Students suspended at the close of the spring semester may have their Academic Suspension rescinded if they attend one or both of the summer sessions at one of the NMSU campuses. Such attendance must raise the combined spring semester and summer GPA to 2.0 or better. If this requirement is not met, then the student will remain on suspension for the Fall semester.
Please refer to the NMSU Alamogordo Course Catalog for more information or, if you have questions about Academic Warning and Probation, please visit Advising and Career Services, located in the Student Success Building on the NMSU-A campus.