Academic Standing and Probation Advising-College of Arts and Sciences Students

At the end of each semester, the NMSU reviews the academic standing of all students. For undergraduates a cumulative, minimum grade point average of a 2.0 is necessary for good standing and is required to complete a degree at New Mexico State University. If your GPA falls below 2.0 you will be placed on academic warning. (For complete information on academic sanction, please review the Regulations chapter of the NMSU Catalog.) 

Academic Warning

The first time your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 you will be placed on Academic Warning and the following applies:

  • Credit limit reduced. You are limited to a maximum 15 credits in a regular fall or spring term. 

  • A registration “hold” may be placed on your account. You cannot register add/drop or withdraw from courses before seeing your assigned advisor.

  • You are required to complete the Online Academic Workshop (OAW) through the Student Success Center. To sign up for the workshop you must first schedule a meeting by calling (575) 646-3136 or going to Hardman Jacobs room #128. The workshop takes approximately 30 minutes, during which you will learn strategies to boost your GPA and return to good standing. Plan to complete this workshop as soon as possible to avoid a registration hold.

  • Make an advising appointment as soon as possible. Once you have completed the workshop, schedule your advising appointment with Kelley Hestir by calling the Advising Center at (575) 646-2941 or going to Breland Hall room #152. You must schedule your appointment, no walk-ins will be permitted. Details of your unique situation and the best plan for improvement will be the topic of your advising meeting(s).

  • Meet with your Financial Aid Advisor as soon as possible. Having a GPA below 2.00 has a negative effect on financial aid and scholarship eligibility. Plan to meet with your financial aid advisor as soon as possible to discuss your situation. For more information, call Financial Aid and Scholarship Services at (575) 646-4105

New Mexico State University offers numerous resources to help ensure all students have an opportunity for academic success. Information on these resources is here, please use them! At the end of the term, if your semester GPA is below 2.00 your will be places on Academic Probation I. 

Academic Probation I 

When you are placed on Academic Probation I the following applies:

  • Credit limit reduced. You are limited to a maximum 13 credits in a regular fall or spring term

  • A registration “Hold” will be remain on your account. You must see your probation advisor prior to making any changes to registration.

  • Meet with your advisor as soon as possible. Your advising meeting(s) give you the opportunity to discuss your unique situation, to collaborate on plans for improvement and for getting back in good academic standing.

  • Make your advising appointment. Schedule your advising appointment with Kelley Hestir by calling the Advising Center at (575) 646-2941 or going to Breland Hall room #152. You must schedule your appointment, no walk-ins will be permitted.

At the end of the term, if your semester GPA is below 2.00 your will be places on Academic Probation II.

Academic Probation II

When you are placed on Academic Probation II the following applies:

  • Credit limit reduced. You are limited to a maximum 7 credits in a regular fall or spring term

  • Meet with your advisor as soon as possible. Your advising meeting(s) continue the process of collaborating on plans for improvement and making the wisest decisions about being a student at NMSU.

  • Make your advising appointment. Schedule your advising appointment with Kelley Hestir by calling the Advising Center at (575) 646-2941 or going to Breland Hall room #152. You must schedule your appointment, no walk-ins will be permitted.

At the end of the term, if your semester GPA is below 2.00 your will be suspended.

Academic Suspension

If you are placed on Academic Suspension you must sit out a minimum of one regular spring or fall semester, after which you must reapply for admission through the NMSU Admissions Office. The application includes a ‘letter of petition’ along with your application (ask the Admissions Office for guidelines on this letter.) Your information will then be forwarded to your associate dean at the College of Arts and Sciences. If you are approved to be re-admitted, the admissions office will change your status back to ‘active’ student.

  • A registration “Hold” will be remain on your account.

  • Meet with your advisor as soon as possible. Your advising meeting(s) give you the opportunity to discuss your unique situation, to collaborate on plans for improvement and for getting back in good academic standing.

  • Make your advising appointment. Schedule your advising appointment with Kelley Hestir by calling the Advising Center at (575) 646-2941 or going to Breland Hall room #152. You must schedule your appointment, no walk-ins will be permitted.

If you do this but do not register for their planned readmit term, plan to go through this readmission procedure for any future term.

Suspension and summer attendance. If you are suspended at the close of the spring semester you may be allowed to attend one or both of the immediate summer sessions at NMSU or one of our community colleges. Such attendance must raise the combined spring semester and summer GPA to 2.0 or better. For information on receiving permission to attend summer school, schedule an advising appointment with Kelley Hestir by calling the Advising Center at (575) 646-2941 or going to Breland Hall room #152.

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