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SUBJECT:        Academic Probation status at the end of the 2021 summer session

 NOTE:  If you have been allowed to return to JMU through continued enrollment appeal/the re-entry process, you are subject to the terms in your contract letter

You are on academic probation at the end of the 2021 summer session, and, because your cumulative GPA is currently below the academic suspension threshold, you are at great risk of being placed on academic suspension at the end of the next academic year.  Because your risk of being placed on academic suspension at the of the spring 2022 semester is significant, you are receiving an academic suspension alert message.  Your academic performance/grades during the 2021 fall semester and the 2022 spring semester must significantly improve in order for you to avoid being academically suspended at the end of spring 2022.  Additional information concerning JMU’s academic standing policy, including academic threshold information, is available at

Fall 2021 Enrollment Eligibility

You are eligible to enroll/remained enrolled at JMU for the 2021 fall semester; however, you may take no more than 13 credit hours during the 2021 fall semester.  The reason you have been limited to 13 credit hours is to assist you in improving your grade point average. Please be aware that as you accumulate more credit hours, each grade you receive has a smaller effect on your cumulative GPA. You cannot graduate from the university with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

If you are registered for more than 13 credit hours for the 2021 fall semester, consult your academic adviser to assist you in choosing the course(s) you will drop; the deadline for adjusting your schedule is 5 p.m. on August 26, 2021. You may change your schedule through MyMadison; the system’s availability (dates and times) is posted there as well.  If you have not conformed to the 13 credit hour limit by 5 p.m. on August 26, 2021, the Office of the Registrar will choose the course(s) to be dropped and make a schedule change.  You will receive a revised schedule. 

You may, in the case of extenuating circumstances, and after consultation with your academic adviser, appeal to the college contact person for your major college for an exception to the 13 credit hour limit.  Please note that the granting of a credit hour appeal is not guaranteed, but contingent upon review by the college contact person.  Such review may result in denial.  

Financial Aid
Please keep in mind that your academic standing and a change in your enrollment level (i.e., dropping below 12 credit hours/full-time enrollment status) could impact your financial aid eligibility.  We encourage you to review the SAP info, and to contact The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with questions about how your academic standing/cumulative GPA and dropping below full-time (12 credit hours) will impact your financial aid eligibility.


There are many available opportunities to improve your academic performance in order to avoid the next, more serious step of academic suspension.  We recommend that you consider utilizing the following resources next semester/term:

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.

College Contacts:

College of Arts & Letters, Dr. Christopher Arndt at
College of Business, Ms. Molly Brown at
College of Education, Dr. Dara Hall at
College of Health and Behavioral Studies, Dr. Kevin Apple at
College of Integrated Science and Engineering, Dr. Jeffrey Tang at
College of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Brycelyn Boardman at
College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Wren River Stevens at
School of Professional & Continuing Education (Adult Degree/BIS), Ms. Virginia Trovato at
University Programs (IDLS and Undeclared majors), Dr. Fletcher Linder at

(A notice will be posted on MyMadison several days in advance if the system needs to be taken down for maintenance) 
Course Adjustment Deadlines:
Fall Semester – October 27
First Block – September 23
Second Block – November 16
Directions for using the Web registration system:
You can enroll from any computer that has access to the Internet by visiting, and clicking the MyMadison link.  From the MyMadison login page, you can test the compatibility of your browser with MyMadison, view tutorials, read alerts or special instructions that have been posted, and link to the Office of the Registrar.  If you need assistance with MyMadison at any time, please use the online help, tutorials or contact the Office of the Registrar at 568-6281.  You may also seek assistance at our office, Student Success Center, Suite 5300.

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