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Students are expected to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Conduct System as presented in the Student Handbook. The rights and responsibilities of students and the expectations of the University are described in the guide, along with grievance and other procedures. Behavior that is threatening to the safety or welfare of one's self or others, or that is harassing or discriminatory in nature, will be reviewed promptly by the University, and appropriate action will be taken. The Student Code of Conduct does not replace or reduce the requirements of civil or criminal laws. The Student Handbook is accessible at <www.bemidjistate.edu/students/handbook/>.
Students are also expected to be familiar with academic policies and procedures as described in this catalog.
I. MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENT
A student will be suspended if the following grade point average (GPA) is not attained:
Semester Hours Attempted *
Minimum GPA Required**
60 & above
* Credits transferred from other institutions as well as credits attempted at BSU.
**Cumulated GPA at Bemidji State University (excludes grades earned at previously attended institutions).
II. MINIMUM PERCENT COMPLETION
A student is required to obtain a 66.67% course completion rate. Credits accepted in transfer are added to the BSU attempted credits and BSU earned credits, the calculated total earned credits is then divided by the calculated attempted credits to determine the percent completion rate.
Cumulative values are used in determining if academic progress has been met. Students not meeting the minimum grade point average or the minimum percent completion requirements will be notified of their academic progress status. Academic progress statuses include Academic Warning and Academic Suspension. See below for the criteria for each academic progress status.
IV. DETERMINATION OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDING
The first time a student fails the minimum cumulative grade point average requirement or the cumulative percent completion requirement during the semester, the student will be placed on ACADEMIC WARNING.
Students placed on academic warning are eligible for continued enrollment and are expected to make progress toward meeting the minimum cumulative grade point average requirement and minimum percent completion requirement.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACADEMIC WARNING
Upon conclusion of the warning term, if the student has meet BSU’s minimum cumulative grade point average and cumulative percent completion, the student’s warning status will be removed.
At the conclusion of the warning term, those students not meeting the minimum cumulative GPA or minimum cumulative percent completion requirement will be suspended for the minimum time period indicated below.
Period of Suspension
# of Suspensions
Period of Suspension
One calendar year
3 or more
Two calendar years
V. REINSTATEMENT/APPEAL PROCESS
Students suspended from Bemidji State University who wish to return following the period of suspension must submit a petition to the Records & Registration Office. The petition should include information on the circumstances that affected past performance and a plan to be successful in achieving future academic progress goals. Readmission will be considered provided that certain conditions regarding academic deficiencies are agreed to in advance and reflected in the subsequent registration.
Those students on suspension due to poor academic performance may submit a petition/appeal prior to sitting out the term of suspension if extenuating circumstances impeded their academic performance.
All petitions are submitted to the Records & Registration Office to be reviewed by the Student Programs & Admissions (SPA) Committee. In order to allow sufficient time to review the petition, it is recommended that appeals are submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester for which the appeal is being requested.
Students with an approved petition for academic reinstatement will be placed on academic probation. While on probation, the student will be required to meet the terms that are set forth in the approved petition.
Note: Students returning to BSU after suspension will always be subject to the minimum percent completion rate and GPA requirements stated above.
The grievance procedures for challenging grades and registering complaints about faculty, courses, teaching procedures, and related academic concerns are described fully in the Policies and Procedures section of the Student Handbook. This section also describes administrative procedures for dealing with non-academic complaints such as discrimination and harassment. The Handbook is accessible at <www.bemidjistate.edu/students/handbook/>.
If you are withdrawing from ALL of your classes, you are advised to complete the following steps:
If you would like to speak to a counselor or faculty member about any academic or personal circumstances related to your withdrawal:
You are encouraged to stop by the Counseling Center in Birch Hall 1A or call 755-2024 to set up a confidential meeting, or contact your academic advisor.
If you live in the residence halls and/or have a meal plan:
Contact Residential Life in Walnut Hall, 755-3750, to terminate your Residential Life Contract and receive directions for proper checkout procedures.
If you received any type of financial aid:
Contact the Financial Aid Office in Deputy 114, 755-2034, to address the following: 1) repayment of aid received if you are withdrawing prior to 60% of the term being completed; 2) your eligibility for future financial aid when you return to school; and 3) exit student loan information.
If you received a Perkins Loan:
Contact the Loan Repayment Office in Deputy 203, 755-2095, for an exit interview and to update your Perkins Loan information. Knowing your rights and responsibilities in relation to this loan may help you in future funding and enrollment.
All students withdrawing must:
Contact the Cashiers Office in Deputy 202, 755-2046, to determine if you are to receive a refund or if a financial aid repayment is necessary.
Finally, you must withdraw from all your classes prior to the last day to withdraw as published in the semester class schedule by:
Web Registration: Go to the BSU homepage (www.bemidjistate.edu) under myBSU, then MNSCU E-Services.