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Northwest Missouri State University


Step 2: Academic Recovery Meeting

First-time Freshmen | Continuing Students

First-time Freshmen

First-time, full-time freshmen who are placed on academic probation need to schedule a meeting with your advisor prior to the first week of class. If your advisor is not available, please contact the Student Success Center to make an appointment.

Following the meeting with your academic advisor or the Student Success Center staff, you may be directed to meet with the Financial Aid team to discuss the impact probation has on your financial assistance.

Being placed on academic probation DOES NOT mean you are suspended from Northwest. However, there are required conditions to continued enrollment.

Conditions of Continuing Enrollment: In the semester following probation, the first-time, full-time freshman is required to meet the following conditions to maintain enrollment:

You will be enrolled in:

  • Academic Success Coaching (Course Number 77-150) one-credit class *
  • Strategies for Academic Success (Course Number 77-151) one-credit class *
  • a student who earned an "F" in University Seminar (Course Number 77-101) is required to immediately re-enroll (supersede) in University Seminar *
  • enroll in 16 credit hours or fewer; and
  • earn a minimum of a 2.0 term (semester) GPA.

*As a condition of continued enrollment, these classes may not be dropped without the approval of Academic Success & Retention leadership team. Should a student choose to drop the courses or not participate throughout the semester, the student may be administratively withdrawn at any time.

When a student’s Northwest and cumulative grade point averages are at or above 2.0, the student’s good academic standing is reinstated.

Things to consider prior to meeting:

  • What happened in the semester that caused your GPA to fall below 1.75?
  • Do you know the resources available on campus to ensure student success?
  • What are your study habits?
  • Are you in the right major or program of study?


Student Success Center
2nd Floor, B.D Owens Library
Phone: 660.562.1726 | 660.562.1695
Email: studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu
Website: nwmissouri.edu/studentsuccess

Continuing Students

Continuing students who are placed on academic probation, academic suspension, or academic dismissal need to schedule a meeting with your advisor prior to the first week of class. If your advisor is not available, please contact the Student Success Center to make an appointment.

Following the meeting with your academic advisor or the Student Success Center staff, you may be directed to meet with the Financial Aid team to discuss the impact probation or suspension has on your financial assistance.

Being placed on academic probation DOES NOT mean you are suspended from Northwest.

However, following are required conditions to continued enrollment:

  • a student who earned an "F" in University Seminar (Course Number 77-101) is required to immediately re-enroll (supersede) in University Seminar *
  • enroll in 16 credit hours or fewer; and
  • earn a minimum of a 2.0 term (semester) GPA.

You may want to consider enrolling in the following courses designed to assist with academic recovery (if available):

  • Academic Success Coaching (Course Number 77-150) one-credit class
  • Strategies for Academic Success (Course Number 77-151) one-credit class

When a student’s Northwest and cumulative grade point averages are at or above 2.0, the student’s good academic standing is reinstated.

Things to consider prior to meeting:

  • What happened in the semester that caused your GPA to fall below 2.0?
    • Were there extenuating circumstances that contributed to academic performance?
  • Do you know the resources available on campus to ensure student success?
  • What are your study habits?
  • Are you in the right major or program of study?


Student Success Center
2nd Floor, B.D Owens Library
Phone: 660.562.1726 | 660.562.1695
Email: studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu
Website: nwmissouri.edu/studentsuccess