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Dates & Deadlines

Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.


April 7, 2014
Fall advance registration begins.

April 15, 2014
Deadline to withdraw or change course credit option for an 8W2 class.

April 15, 2014
Fall 2014 graduation applications due to first major advisors.

April 18, 2014
Last day to submit work for Fall 2013 Incomplete grades.

May 1, 2014
Classes end.

May 2, 2014
Last day for faculty to submit Fall 2013 removal of Incomplete grades.

May 2-8, 2014
Final Exams.

May 8, 2014
Deadline for completion of coursework for May graduates.

May 9-10, 2014
Commencement

May 13, 2014
Regular semester and 8W2 final grades due by 3 p.m.

May 19, 2014
Summer sessions begin

Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.

Academic Standing and Continued Enrollment

Continued enrollment at JMU depends upon an undergraduate student's ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward attaining a degree. The university measures this ability by the student's cumulative grade point average. To assist students in maintaining satisfactory progress, JMU has adopted academic standards designed to provide early identification of students who are experiencing academic difficulty and to provide timely intervention through academic support programs.

Academic Good Standing

Undergraduate students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 are considered to be in academic good standing and are eligible for continued enrollment at JMU.

Academic Probation

Academic probation is an indication of serious academic difficulty and applies whenever a student's cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0. Students who are placed on academic probation at the end of the fall semester may enroll for the spring semester; however, students on academic probation will be restricted to a course load of no more than 12 credit hours each semester until their cumulative grade point average has improved sufficiently enough to remove them from academic probation. The university might also require students on academic probation to confer regularly with their academic advisers and to participate in the Educational Skills Development Programs.

Academic Suspension

A student will be placed on academic suspension if that student's cumulative grade point average is below the minimum required for continued enrollment. (These requirements are set forth in the following table.) As a rule, academic suspension will be invoked at the end of spring semester (and summer session for students who attend summer session); however, in exceptional cases where academic performance is persistently unsatisfactory, or in cases where students fail to meet reinstatement conditions, the institution may choose to suspend students at the end of fall semester. If you are suspended at the end of fall semester you must submit an Intent to Enroll form by April 1 to return for summer session. The form is available in the Office of the Registrar or online.

Suspended students who wish to rectify their academic deficiencies may enroll in the immediately following summer session. If the student uses a summer session to raise his or her cumulative grade point average to at least the minimum required for continued enrollment on academic probation, then that student will be eligible to enroll for the fall semester under the restrictions described under academic probation. Students unable to raise their grade point average to the minimum required conditions for continued enrollment will be academically suspended and ineligible for continued enrollment at JMU.

Total Number of Hours
for Standing1

Cumulative GPA for
Academic Suspension

1-27

less than 1.500

28-44

less than 1.650

45-59

less than 1.750

60-74

less than 1.850

75-89

less than 1.900

90-104

less than 1.994

105-119

less than 1.999

120 or above

less than 2.000

1Total Number of Hours for Standing includes all hours attempted at JMU plus 1. Credit hours transferred to JMU 2. Credit hours earned by departmental exam and AP credit and 3. Credit hours for courses taken on a credit/no credit basis (whether the final grade was CR or NC). For instance, in the example below a student has attempted 60 credit hours at JMU and received 30 credits for transfer work and 2 hours of no credit work. The hours attempted plus the no credit and transfer hours place this student in the 92 credit hour category, even though the total number of hours earned is equal to 82. With a cumulative GPA of 1.991, the student is subject to suspension.

JMU Hrs
Attempted

Trans
Hrs

NC
Hrs

JMU Hrs
Earned

Cum Hrs
Earned

Hrs for
Standing

Cum
Quality
Pts Earned

Cum
GPA

60

30

2

52

82

92

119.5

1.991

Academic Dismissal

A student who is suspended a third time will be permanently dismissed from the university. No appeal of this dismissal will be considered, nor will students dismissed for academic deficiency be allowed to exercise the transfer equivalent option.

Semester Honors Lists

To qualify for the honor of being placed on the President's List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.900 or above and carry a course load of at least twelve graded credit hours (i.e., exclusive of credit hours taken on a credit/no credit basis).

To qualify for the Dean's list, a student must meet the President's List requirement for course load and earn a grade point average of 3.500-3.890.