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 (cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above) 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 (cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above) 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 (cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above) 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 (cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above) is achieved 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).