- At least 6 credits during the semester
- 3.5 GPA
- Letters are sent to students
The university’s minimum standard for good academic achievement is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Starting in Fall 2007, at the end of each semester, students with an attempted credit level of at least seven credit hours and a Mason cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.000 fall into three categories: Warning, Probation, or Suspension.
All notations of academic standing are included in a student’s permanent record. The cumulative GPA range that defines each of the categories varies according to the number of credit hours attempted at Mason and transfer credits as noted below.
Consequences of the Academic Actions
Warning: Limited to 13 credit hours; still in good standing.
Probation: Limited to 13 credit hours; not good standing—may not participate in any clubs or university activities.
First suspension: Suspension for 2 semesters (unless at the end of summer term, then for one semester); limited to 13 credits upon return.
Second suspension: Suspension for one calendar year; limited to 13 credits upon return.
Third suspension/Dismissal: Can apply for readmission after three full years. See the catalog for the additional requirement(s).
How does warning, probation or suspension affect me? (i.e., financial aid)
Are there additional issues for an international student on warning/probation/suspension?