Standards for Academic Progress

Probation
A student is placed on academic probation if his/her GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of a semester. A student on academic probation has one semester to raise his/her cumulative GPA to 2.0.  If a student raises his/her cumulative GPA to at least 2.0 after one semester on probation, s/he is removed from academic probation.  If a student does not raise his/her GPA while on academic probation, s/he is placed on academic suspension.

Suspension
If, while on academic probation, a student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 after one semester, that student will be academically suspended. Students academically suspended cannot enroll in courses at Montclair State University under any circumstance for two semesters. Students who have been academically suspended and have been away from Montclair State University for the prescribed length of time are eligible to apply for readmission through the Office of Admissions. Readmitted students are not necessarily admitted back into their chosen major. Readmission is not automatic and will be based upon the review of documents submitted in support of the readmission application. Additionally, readmission is based on the probability of success in the chosen major and upon the space available at the time of readmission.

Dismissal
A student who is readmitted from academic suspension must earn at least a 2.0 semester GPA his/her semester back or the student will be academically dismissed.  Additionally, a student who is readmitted from academic suspension must raise his/her cumulative GPA to 2.0 by the end of his/her second semester after readmission.  Otherwise, the student will be placed on academic dismissal.

Students academically dismissed cannot enroll in courses at Montclair State University, and are not eligible for readmission under any circumstance.