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Northwest Missouri State University


Step 1: Notification

First-time Freshmen | Continuing Students | Proceed to Step 2

First-time Freshmen

Students are notified of academic standing through the link to final grades in CatPAWS where an official letter displays and the student is required to initial indicating he/she has read the letter. If you are one of the following student populations:

  • First-time, full-time freshmen on academic probation
  • Students returning from academic suspension
  • Students transferring to Northwest on academic probation
  • Suspended students who have been reinstated by the Committee on Academic Petitions or Academic Appeals

As a condition of the criteria listed above, you will be placed in Strategies for Academic Success (one-credit hour, course number 77-151) and Academic Success Coaching (one-credit hour, course number 77-150).

Next steps:

  1. Resolve any holds you may have on your account.

  2. Schedule an appointment.

    • First-time, full time freshman should contact their academic advisor to schedule a meeting. If the advisor is not available, please contact the Student Success Center at 660.562.1726 or studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu.

    • If you have financial aid, schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling 660.562.1363 or visiting the office (AD273) in person. For more information about your financial aid status.

  3. Adjust your class schedule according to supersede needs and remember that you may not take more than 16 credit hours, which must include the Academic Success Coaching courses* (2 credit hours) and, if applicable, University Seminar (1 credit hour).

    • *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a student choose to drop the courses or not participate throughout the semester, the student may be administratively withdrawn at any time.

  4. Required coursework as a condition of continued enrollment.

  5. University Seminar – Students who failed University Seminar (course number 77-101) should immediately supersede the course.

    • Don't forgot to complete a Petition to Supersede in CatPAWS before re-enrolling in University Seminar.

  6. Consider superseding any other courses in which you earned a C, D or F.
    • Superseding often expedites a return to good academic standing (see GPA calculation exampleView PDF and use the GPA calculator in your Degree Audit on CatPaws).

    • You must complete an electronic Petition to Supersede for any courses you are re-taking.

  7. Communicate with your advisor about your plans.

Continuing Students

Students are notified of academic standing through the link to final grades in CatPAWS where an official letter displays and the student is required to initial indicating he/she has read the letter. Students with an academic standing classification of academic probation, suspension, or dismissal are encouraged to develop an academic recovery plan using the step-by-step guidance as indicated below for each of these classifications.

Next steps for students on Academic Probation:

  1. Resolve any holds you may have on your account.

  2. Schedule an appointment.

    • Continuing students should contact their academic advisor to schedule a meeting. If the advisor is not available, please contact the Student Success Center at 660.562.1726 or studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu.

    • If you have financial aid, schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling 660.562.1363 or visiting the office (AD273) in person. For more information about your financial aid status.

  3. Adjust your class schedule according to supersede needs and remember that you may not take more than 16 credit hours.

  4. Required coursework as a condition of continued enrollment.

    • University Seminar – Students who failed University Seminar (course number 77-101) should immediately supersede the course.

      • Don't forgot to complete a Petition to Supersede in CatPAWS before re-enrolling in University Seminar.

    • Consider superseding any other courses in which you earned a C, D or F.

      • Superseding often expedites a return to good academic standing (see GPA calculation exampleView PDF and use the GPA calculator in your Degree Audit on CatPaws).

      • You must complete an electronic Petition to Supersede for any courses you are re-taking.

  5. Communicate with your advisor about your plans.

Next steps for students placed on Academic Suspension or Dismissal:

Note: All enrollment is canceled as a result of this academic standing.

  1. Schedule an appointment.

    • Continuing students should contact their academic advisor to schedule a meeting to discuss options for moving forward. If the advisor is not available, please contact the Student Success Center at 660.562.1726 or studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu.

    • If you have financial aid, schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling 660.562.1363 or visiting the office (AD273) in person. For more information about your financial aid status.

  2. Communicate with your advisor about your plans.

 

Proceed to Step 2: Academic Recovery Meeting »