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PLEASE NOTE:  This information ONLY applies to you IF your transcript indicates you are on academic suspension following the 2018 summer session.

SUBJECT:  Suspension status at the end of the 2018 summer session

NOTE FOR STUDENTS WHO RETURNED TO JMU FOR THE FALL 2017 SEMESTER, SPRING 2018 SEMESTER, AND/OR 2018 SUMMER SESSION THROUGH APPEAL/ACADEMIC REVIEW: If you have been allowed to return to JMU for the 2017 fall semester, 2018 spring semester, and/or 2018 summer session through appeal/academic review you are subject to the terms in your contract letter.   

Your academic record at the end of the 2018 summer session places you on academic suspension. According to university policy ( or,academic suspension is applied when a student’s cumulative grade point average is below the minimum required for continued enrollment.  A student on academic suspension may not attend JMU for at leastthe following twelve months, except as described in the Continued EnrollmentAppealparagraph of this memo. 

Students placed on academic suspension for the first timemay applyfor re-entry after, at minimum, a twelve-month absence by submitting an Intent to Enrollform with requested documentation. If you have been suspended more than once, you will be requiredto remain separated from JMU for a minimum of twenty-four monthsand may only apply to return under the Transfer Equivalent Option. An academic review committee evaluates re-entry requests of academic suspension students to determine whether or not a student may return to James Madison University. Re-entry is notguaranteed.

Continued EnrollmentAppeal.You may only make an appeal for continued enrollment after a firstsuspension. If you believe that there are extenuating circumstances associated with your first academic suspension, you may submit a writtenappeal.  Appeals for continued enrollment must be addressed to the contact person for your college.  (More detailed information on the continued enrollment appeal process may be found at  Appeals from students who attended JMU during the 2018 summer session should be sent immediately after completing summer classesand must be receivedno later than August 3, 2018.

Transfer Credit from Other Institutions.  You may wish to consider taking courses at another institution for transfer credit at JMU.  To do this, you should complete paperwork with the JMU Registrar prior to enrolling in the course(s) to verify that the courses will be accepted by JMU.  A maximum of 12 credit hours will be accepted as transfer credit.  These courses cannot be used to raise your GPA at JMU (your JMU cumulative grade point average is calculated only based on grades earned for course work completed at JMU) but may be considered when evaluating your re-enrollment.  

You will receive a personalized letter and a brochure that contain more specific information about the university's policies on re-entry procedures, transfer credit, financial aid, suspension, and dismissal. The brochure offers information that will help you make an informed decision, and you should read it carefully to assure that you understand your rights and responsibilities.

If you are living on campus in a residence hall or on Greek Row, you are obligated by the terms and conditions of the JMU Living Contract. You mustcontact a staff member or the Office of Residence Life (540-568-4663) to officially check out of your housing assignment.

If you have any questions, contact the person listed below for your college.

College of Arts & Letters, Mr. Dietrich Maune at 
College of Business, Ms. Molly Brown at
College of Health and Behavioral Studies, Dr. Rhonda Zingraff at
College of Integrated Science and Engineering, Dr. Jeffrey Tang at
College of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Anthony Tongen at 
College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Sonya Baker at 
Outreach and Engagement (Adult Degree/BIS), Dr. Windi Turner at 
University Programs (IDLS and Undeclared majors), Ms. Catherine Crummett at

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