Readmissions Information and Policies
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls below the minimum requirements specified (see table below) will be placed on probation for the following semester. A student on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
The student may not register for more than 15.0 credit hours;
The student may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics;
The student may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on probation while holding a position involving significant responsibility and commitment may be required to resign after consultation with the Dean of Student’s Office or the President of Associated Students. A student will be removed from probation when the cumulative grade- point average is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
Students on Probation are not required to meet with the Readmissions Committee.
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension will automatically be placed on “special hold” status with the Registrar, regardless of the student’s cumulative or semester GPA. The student must meet with the subject advisor and receive written permission to remove the hold before being allowed to register.
In the case of three or more Fs in the same course, the student must meet with the faculty Readmissions Committee and receive permission to remove the hold before being allowed to attend classes the following semester. Transfer credit from another school will not be accepted for a twice-failed course.
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last semester grade period requirements and the cumulative grade-point average given in the table below will be placed on suspension. Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written approval from the Readmissions Committee. Suspended students must sit out for a full semester (Fall or Spring) following their suspension. Exceeding limits for withdrawing from classes can also result in suspension. Please see the Multiple Withdrawal Policy below.
A student who meets the last semester grade period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumulative grade-point average will remain on probation.
|Total GPA Hours||Required Cumulative GPA||Last Semester GPA|
0 – 18.5
|19 – 36.5||
|37 – 54.5||1.8||2.0|
|55 – 72.5||1.9||2.1|
|73 – 90.5||1.9||2.1|
|91 – 110.5||2.0||2.2|
|111 – 130.5||2.0||2.2|
|131 – end of program||2.0||2.3|
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be placed on suspension. However, those students are granted an exception and may meet with the Readmissions Committee immediately following their suspension. If readmitted by the Committee they may attend classes without sitting out for one semester. They are allowed this exception only after their first semester at Mines.
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular academic semester without the written approval of the Readmissions Committee. However, a student on suspension may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic session, or both) with the permission of the Dean of Students. Students on suspension who have been given permission to enroll in a summer session by the Dean may not enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission of the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee meetings are held prior to the beginning of each regular semester, mid-semester and at the end of the term.
How to Prepare for Your Readmissions Meeting
Below is some required information that you need to prepare in order to meet with the Committee. This information should be sent to Caroline Fuller in the Dean of Students Office at least 2 days before the meeting. Email: email@example.com. The letter and other information will be sent to committee members in advance of your Readmissions Appointment. The below information is strongly recommended but not required for FFF Hold appointments.
- A letter addressing the challenges that led to your unsatisfactory performance. The letter should also state how your performance will improve if re-admitted.
- A list of classes you plan to take next semester.
- A calculation of the GPA needed not to be suspended again at the end of the semester.
Make an Appointment with the Readmissions Committee
Readmissions appointments must be scheduled at least 2 weeks before the meeting. If you would like to meet with the Readmissions Committee please fill out this form: Readmissions Appointment Request Form. If you have questions, please contact Caroline Fuller in the Dean of Students Office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readmissions Meetings for 2020
May 7, 2020
August 17, 2020
November 2, 2020
December 17, 2020
Multiple Withdrawal Policy
The total number of withdrawn course credits (e.g. courses resulting in a “W” grade) over a student’s academic career are tracked and counted at the end of each academic semester (Fall and Spring terms). When the following credit limits have been met, or surpassed, the associated academic standing provisions will result.
When a student has accumulated 20 or more withdrawn credits, the student will receive support including possible admission to the Bounce Back program and individual academic coaching and assistance.
When a student has accumulated 30 or more withdrawn credits, the student will receive a first (or greater) suspension for failing to meet academic performance standards. The student must meet with the Readmissions Committee and secure a majority vote in favor of their return.
When a student has accumulated 45 or more withdrawn credits, the student will receive a second (or greater) suspension for failing to meet academic performance standards. To return, the student must meet with the Readmissions Committee and secure a majority vote in favor of their return.
When a student has accumulated 60 or more withdrawn credits, the student will receive a third suspension resulting in dismissal or terminal dismissal for failing to meet academic performance standards.
Withdrawn credits resulting from a medical withdrawal will not count towards the total number of withdrawn credits for the purposes of this policy.
For further information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students by emailing Caroline Fuller, email@example.com.