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FAQs Academic Standing

  • The first semester that a student’s grade point average falls below the minimum required, he/she is placed on academic probation.
  • The student is required to go through advisement for pre-registration.
  • Students on academic probation are allowed to pre-register for the next term after being advised in their department
  • The second consecutive semester that a student’s grade point average is below the minimum required, he/she is placed on academic probation continued.
  • The student is required to be advised by their department and sign a probation-continued contract.
  • Students on academic probation continued are allowed to pre-register for the next term after the probation-continued block has been removed by their departmental advisor
  • The third consecutive semester that a student’s grade point average is below the minimum required OR the first semester a student fails ALL courses with a full-time status, he/she is placed on academic suspension.
  • Students who are placed on academic suspension and have pre-registered for the next term will have their courses dropped if the academic suspension is not cleared by the last day before classes begin.
  • Students who are placed on academic suspension and have pre-registered for a mini-session will be dropped from their mini session course immediately.
  • Students may appeal their academic suspension through their department advisor and/or college dean. Process varies within colleges so contact your college.
  • If suspended students get readmitted, they are given a contract GPA they must meet. If they meet the contract GPA, their pre-registered courses are held for the upcoming term. If they do not, they must appeal their suspension immediately or their pre-registered courses will be dropped.  Regardless all suspended students must meet with their departmental advisor or college dean by the end of each term to file a new contract to eligible for continued enrollment each semester.
  • If a student is placed on academic suspension a second semester and does not meet the minimum term grade point average, they will not be allowed to enroll for two semesters.
  • Students who successfully achieved the contract GPA as stipulated on their academic suspension appeal will be given a Continued Enrollment status. 
  • The pre-registered courses for students with continued enrollment will not be dropped for the upcoming term although their OVERALL GPA has them on academic suspension.
  • Students with continued enrollment status must get a new contract GPA prior to the end of their next semester enrollment in order for additional pre-registered courses to be held
  • Students who fail to meet standard admission criteria can be placed on admissions probation. 
  • Students with admissions probation must make a minimum 2.0 grade point average on the first 12 hours.
  • Students with admissions probation will be allowed to pre-register after being advised by their departmental area.
  • Students with admissions probation who fail to meet the minimum 2.0 grade point will be placed on admissions suspension
  • Students who are placed on admissions suspension will have their pre-registered courses dropped unless the admissions suspension is removed prior to the last day before classes begin.
  • Students with admissions suspension are encouraged to attend another institution to improve their overall grade point average and return by meeting all regular admission criteria

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Office of the Registrar
Kennard-Washington Hall (KWH) Room 110
118 College Drive, #5006
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
registrarFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5006

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Hardy Hall, First Floor
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

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228.214.3370