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Student Intervention Services (SIS) works with students who have a cumulative GPA below a 2.0. SIS also receives Academic Suspension appeals for review by the Student Academic Review Committee, and administers the Early Alert Program which provides mid-term grade information for students.
Please keep in mind that The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships also uses similar terms. Academic Suspension Standing is different from Financial Aid Suspension, for example. They are two different processes with different steps, forms, and paperwork to complete.
On this page you will find information about academic standing and SIS Contact information. Probation and Suspension tutorial instructions are linked below.
A student is deemed to be making satisfactory progress toward their academic goal if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
This student is deemed to be in academic good standing with the institution.
A student in Good Academic Standing whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 will be placed on Academic Warning standing with the institution during their next semester.
A student will be removed from this warning status and return to good standing if they achieves a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of their semester on Academic Warning standing.
A student who fails to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of their semester on Academic Warning will be placed on Academic Probation standing during the next semester with the institution.
A student will remain on Academic Probation standing for no more than three semesters as long as they have a cumulative GPA below 2.00 and is making progress toward good standing. A student is removed from academic probation status and is returned to good standing the semester after they achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
While a student is on Academic Probation standing, they must make progress toward good standing with the institution by adhering to the following conditions:
While on Academic Probation standing a student will not be allowed to register for successive semesters without verification of compliance with the conditions aforementioned.
If a student remains on Academic Probation standing for three semesters and has not made progress toward good standing, that student will be subject to Academic Suspension.
A student on Academic Probation not making progress toward Good Academic Standing with the institution will be prohibited from registering at the institution for one calendar year and will be placed on Academic Suspension standing.
Students on Academic Suspension standing may elect to appeal the decision through an Academic Suspension appeal. The suspension appeal will be submitted to the Student Intervention Services who will deliver the request to the Academic Review Committee. The appeal will be reviewed and the student will be notified of the final decision. A student may appeal a suspension, at most, two times in their academic career at MSU Denver.
A student on Academic Probation standing whose cumulative GPA remains below a 2.00 after three or more semesters will have their academic progress reviewed at the end of each semester by the Academic Review Committee to determine whether the they should be placed on suspension.
In both cases, the decision of the Academic Review Committee is final. Any student returning to MSU Denver after the one calendar year suspension must reapply and will be readmitted to MSU Denver on Academic Probation standing. For these students, all probationary conditions, as outlined above, will apply.
Student Intervention Services
Please call the main line or email SIS with your questions about the MSU Denver academic standing policy