The University requires undergraduate students to maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and graduate students a 5.0. If the grade point average is less than 2.0 or 5.0, the student is considered to be on academic probation.
The School of Management's position on academic standing is as follows:
An undergraduate student who maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for courses elected while enrolled at the University is considered to be in good academic standing in the University. Those students who fail to maintain a C (2.0) average are considered academically deficient. This general description of standards must be augmented by the regulations of each individual unit. All students must be familiar with the academic requirements and rules of the School.
At the end of each term, the Office of the Registrar reviews the transcripts of all students showing evidence of academic difficulty according to the policies set by the committees on academic standards. The University uses three major types of actions: Warning, Up-or-Out, and Dismissal. These actions are placed on the student’s official transcript and become a permanent part of the academic record. The School of Management will place an academic hold on the student's account which will prevent registration for subsequent semesters. The hold will only be removed after a meeting with the SOM advisor responsible for students on academic probation.
Warning is issued to all students at the University whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 for the first time, but does not drop severely enough to warrant dismissal. A significant honor-point deficiency can result in dismissal from the University without a previous warning.
When a student on previous warning fails to obtain a 2.0 grade point average in the next term of enrollment or drops severely in one semester, an up-or-out warning is issued. The student is informed in writing that unless substantial improvement occurs, academic dismissal will follow at the end of that term. If the grade point average for that term is 2.0 or higher but is not sufficient to raise the cumulative grade point average to 2.0 or higher, the student is continued on up-or-out status. If the term grade point average is below 2.0, the student may be dismissed. Grades of I (incomplete), N (no credit, no grade), or F (in pass/fail) will be considered grades below C.
Students readmitted to the University after dismissal are immediately placed on up-or-out status.
Academic dismissal does not carry any condition for readmission. If a student wishes at a later date to seek reentry to the University, academic readiness must be demonstrated. This is usually done by submitting transcripts from other institutions of higher learning indicating academic success. Normally, however, the only courses considered as proof of readiness will be such courses which are usually transferable to the University. These courses may or may not be entered as transfer courses on the student’s record, but will in no case alter the grade point average already on the student’s University of Michigan-Flint permanent record.
Students receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) will be governed by the same academic standards as other students. The Veterans Administration will be informed if a student is placed on academic dismissal.
To maintain satisfactory academic standing, graduate students must make satisfactory progress toward their degrees and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (5.00 on a 9.0 point scale) for all graduate courses in programs not completed. Students who fall below the GPA requirement of their graduate program or the university are placed on academic probation. Courses in which grades of D or E are earned cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.
In the School of Management, graduate students on academic probation are given two (2) semesters to return to good standing. An email is sent to the university email account to notify students of their status each term and an academic hold is placed on the student's account. If the overall grade point average reaches 5.0 or higher, the student will be notified that they have returned to good standing and the hold will be removed. If, however, the student does not reach the required 5.0 minimum required for good standing, a review of their academic progress will be conducted and specific recommendations, along with the required minimum grades to obtain, will be made. Failure to meet the specified recommendations may result in dismissal.