Academic Standings

The following terms describe academic standings for students at Missouri State University-West Plains.

Good Standing:

  • A student who has a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above at Missouri State University-West Plains is considered to be in good standing. A student must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to graduate.

Probation:

  • The purpose of scholastic probation is to remind students that the quality of their overall academic work is unsatisfactory and to provide support to the student for improvement.
  • A student who has maintained a cumulative GPA of 0.00 to 1.99 is placed on academic probation. The student must make at least a 2.0 semester GPA in subsequent semesters (exlcuding withdrawals) until Good Standing is achieved or the student will be suspended for one academic semester (fall or spring).

    Admitted on Probation:

    • A student who is transferring credits to Missouri State University-West Plains with a cumulative GPA between 0.00 and 1.99 is admitted on probation. The student must make at least a 2.0 semester GPA in subsquent semesters (excluding withdrawals) until Good Standing is achieved or they will be suspended for one academic semester (fall or spring).

    Readmitted on Probation:

    • A student who has attended Missouri State University-West Plains and is returning after an absence of more than two semesters with a cumulative GPA of 0.00 to 1.99 will be re-admitted on academic probation. The student must make at least a 2.0 semester GPA in subsequent semesters (excluding withdrawals) until Good Standing is achieved or the student will be suspended for one academic semester (fall or spring).

Suspension:

  • A student who is placed on academic probation but does not maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.0 in subsequent semesters (excluding withdrawals) until Good Standing is achieved will be suspended for one academic semester (fall or spring).
  • A student who has been re-instated from suspension must maintain a semester grade-point average of 2.0 or above in subsequent semesters, or the student will be suspended for one academic semester (fall or spring).

    Reinstatement from Suspension:

    • A student who has been reinstated from suspension must maintain a semester grade-point average of 2.0 or above in subsequent semesters (excluding withdrawals) until Good Standing is achieved orthe student will be suspended for one academic semester (fall or spring).