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Temporary Academic Suspension Policy – Spring 2020


Academic Suspension

Will I be suspended from JMU at the end of spring 2020 if my cumulative GPA is below a 2.0?

No.  Because of the COVID-19 crisis, JMU will not be invoking academic suspension at the end of the 2020 spring semester.  All undergraduate students (with the exception of current continued enrollment and re-entry students) with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in academic suspension range will receive an academic suspension alert e-mail message after spring 2020 grades are posted, and their transcript notation will read “academic probation”.

If I receive an academic suspension alert message, may I enroll at JMU for summer/fall 2020? 

Yes.  Undergraduate students who receive an academic suspension alert message at the end of the 2020 spring semester will be (academically) eligible to take classes at JMU through, at a minimum, the end of the 2021 spring semester.  Students who receive an academic suspension alert message are restricted to a course load of no more than 13 credit hours each semester until they reach academic good standing.  The university might also require students who receive an academic suspension alert to confer regularly with their academic advisers, participate in academic skills development programs, and/or utilize specific JMU academic resources. 

How will I know what grades I need to earn during fall 2020 and spring 2021 to avoid being suspended at the end of next academic year?

Students who receive an academic suspension alert message at the end of spring 2020 will receive a follow-up e-mail during the summer of 2020 that will provide information on the GPA/grades they will need to earn during fall 2020 and spring 2021. 

I received an academic suspension alert e-mail.  May I enroll at JMU for summer 2020? 

Yes.  You are (academically) eligible to take classes at JMU during the 2020 summer session, the 2020 fall semester, AND the 2021 spring semester.

Current Continued Enrollment and Re-entry Students

What is a continued enrollment student?  What is a re-entry student?

Check out the Academic Student Services:  Terms & Definitions webpage for the answer to both questions.

I was on academic suspension at the end of spring 2019 and my Associate Dean let me come back after I submitted a continued enrollment appeal and signed a letter with a few conditions.  Will I be suspended at the end of spring 2020 if I don’t meet my (continued enrollment) conditions?

No.  You will not be academically suspended; you will be allowed to remain enrolled at JMU until, at a minimum, the end of the fall 2020.

My current GPA is below a 2.0, and I am conditionally re-enrolled at JMU for spring 2020.  Will I be suspended at the end of spring 2020 if I don’t meet my (re-entry) conditions?

No.  You will not be academically suspended; you will be allowed to remain enrolled at JMU until, at a minimum, the end of the fall 2020.

I’m a continued enrollment/re-entry student.  May I enroll at JMU for summer 2020? 

Yes.  You are (academically) eligible to take classes at JMU during the 2020 summer session AND the 2020 fall semester. 

I am a re-entry student who re-entered under the Transfer Equivalent Option (TEO).  Will I be suspended at the end of spring 2020 if I don’t earn a 2.0 average or higher this semester/in my first graded 12 hours after re-entry?

As long as you follow guidance you receive from Academic Student Services about changing a course (or courses) from graded to credit/no-credit, you will not be suspended.
 
By 5 PM on May 14, students currently pursuing application of the Transfer Equivalent Option (http://catalog.jmu.edu/content.php?catoid=25&navoid=768#transfer-equivalent-policy-for-readmitted-students) will receive guidance (via an e-mail message to their JMU e-mail account) concerning any/all courses they should change from a graded to a credit/no-credit option in order to remain eligible for continued enrollment and application of the Transfer Equivalent Option.

The Transfer Equivalent Option is applied after a student earns a 2.0 average on the first graded twelve (12) hours completed upon re-entry.  Re-entry students pursuing application of the Transfer Equivalent Option will be advised to change the grading option of any spring 2020 course that would make them ineligible for application of the Transfer Equivalent Option to the credit/no-credit option.  Students will be permitted to continue to work toward earning the 2.0 average on the first graded twelve (12) hours completed upon re-entry during their next semester/term of enrollment.

Summer Session 2020 

Coming Soon!

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Spring 2020 Credit/No-Credit Grade Options

Where can I find JMU’s spring 2020 credit/no-credit grade option policy?

https://www.jmu.edu/registrar/students/credit_nocredit.shtml 

Can choosing credit/no credit hurt my cumulative GPA?

No.  Grades of “CR” and “NC” will not affect your grade point average.

What is/was the deadline for submitting the electronic credit/no-credit form?

The deadline for submitting the form has passed (the deadline was  5:00 p.m. Monday, May 18).  Late requests will not be processed.

May I withdraw my decision/electronic credit/no-credit form after the switch is made?

No.  The switch to credit/no-credit is irreversible.

 

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Summer Session 2020 

Coming Soon!

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