Students who do not make satisfactory progress while on probation will be suspended/dismissed. As appropriate, a notation of the student’s suspension/dismissal status is entered on the student’s permanent record. A suspended student may not register for any classes at UMW (semester or summer) until his or her term of suspension expires.
Important Things to Know About 1st Suspension:
- The length of 1st Suspension is one semester.
- Students who fall into 1st Suspension receive a registered letter of notification at the end of the fall and spring terms.
- A student under first suspension may enroll in UMW’s summer school after consultation with an advisor from the Office of Academic Services. If a suspended student’s GPA meets the minimum overall cumulative GPA at the end of the summer session, that student will be automatically reinstated.
A first-time suspended student who wishes to re-enroll must appeal, in writing, that he or she intends to return to the University at the conclusion of his or her suspension period. The student’s reinstatement petition must be received in the Office of Academic Services by May 24 at 5 p.m. to be considered for advanced registration for fall semester (or summer session) re-enrollment. Students wishing to appeal suspensions may appeal by submitting the Reinstatement Appeal Form. Before submitting an appeal, please review the suggestions for creating an appeal. Be aware these appeals are reviewed by faculty, administrative faculty, and advisors. Appeals should reflect and represent a well thought out plan for your future with a detailed explanation of the progress you have made or intend to make.