Following a 1st Academic Suspension

If you believe there are extenuating circumstances associated with your first academic suspension, you may appeal for continued enrollment by submitting the Continued Enrollment Request form. 

There is no appeal following a second suspension.

  • Submit the Continued Enrollment Request Form by the applicable deadline. 
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  • The Continued Enrollment Request Form will be automatically directed to the applicable Associate/Assistant Dean.  You will receive a written response (via e-mail) from your Associate/Assistant Dean concerning your appeal within approximately 3 weeks.
    • If your appeal is granted, you will receive a letter or e-mail listing continued enrollment conditions you must agree to in order to return for fall.
      • Carefully review the stated conditions. Failure to fulfill all specified conditions will result in an additional academic suspension.
      • If you opt to agree to the conditions and continue enrollment at JMU, submit (via e-mail) the signed and dated letter to the specified office by the deadline stated in the letter.
    • If your request for continued enrollment is rejected, or if you neglect to send an appeal letter by the applicable deadline, you will be ineligible to return to JMU for the fall semester and you will be dropped from all fall classes.

Getting Ready to Complete/Submit a Request Form:

  • Meet/consult with your adviser(s) to discuss academic performance and create your academic plan of action.
  • Research the resources you can utilize to improve your academic performance
  • Draft your prompt responses prior to starting the form.
  • Make sure your prompt responses are detailed, descriptive, and specific.    

REMINDER:  If your GPA reached Academic Probation or Good Standing during Summer Session, you do NOT need to submit a request form in order to return to JMU for the fall semester.

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