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You are receiving an Academic Notice e-mail because your most recent semester/term grade point average (GPA) was below 2.0.  While you are in Academic Good Standing (a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher) and are eligible to enroll/remain enrolled at JMU, continued poor academic performance could lead to your cumulative grade point average (GPA) falling below 2.0 at the end of a future semester/term.  If your cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Probation, Academic Suspension Alert, and/or Academic Suspension, which could endanger your continued enrollment and/or delay your graduation (click here for information concerning JMU’s academic standing policy).

JMU recognizes there are a variety of reasons why a student’s semester/term GPA may be low and wants to make you aware of the variety of resources available to support you while you are enrolled at JMU.  Resources to consider utilizing next semester/term include:

Academic Advising:  We encourage you to meet/confer with your academic adviser to discuss whether any course adjustments will need to be made for the 2021 fall semester.  If you need assistance with choosing or changing your major, plan on meeting/conferring with an adviser from University Advising. 

Academic Support:  You are encouraged to utilize the academic support services provided by The Learning Centers (which include the University Writing Center, the Science and Math Resource Center, the Communication Center, and PASS), Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI), the Office of Residence Life’s SLI Resource Center, and individual departments and student organizations.  A comprehensive list of JMU academic resources is available at

Office of Disability Services:  The Office of Disability Services (ODS) exists to ensure that students with documented disabilities have equal access to JMU’s programs, services, and activities. The office’s goal is to provide and coordinate accommodations, support services, and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their learning potential. Services are available to all currently enrolled students who have a documented disability that substantially limits them in one or more of life’s major activities.  Please visit the ODS website ( for additional information.

Self-Care:  JMU offers self-care resources, including the Counseling Center, REBOUND, and UREC, to help you take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health.

JMU wants you to be successful at JMU and hopes that you will take the necessary steps to improve your academic performance during the upcoming semesters/terms.

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