Suspended Students

Students Returning From Suspension

Students placed on suspension have a registration hold placed on his or her record that prevents enrollment in future coursework. To prepare for returning from suspension the student must have an Academic Advisor Approval Form reviewed and signed by his or her advisor. After the form has been completed, it must then be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs in order to have the registration hold removed. Submission of the form will also most likely involve scheduling a meeting with a dean in the office, so students should submit these forms as early as possible once enrollment opens for the semester in which they wish to return. While it should be submitted as soon as possible, the form must be submitted at least two weeks before the first day of classes for the semester of return.

If a student is eligible to return to Mason after a period of suspension, but does not return in the first eligible semester, that student's status will be changed to inactive. In order to placed on active status, the student must then either re-enroll or re-apply to the university depending on how long the student has been absent from the university.

Students who are absent for less than two years can re-enroll through our office. 

Students who are absent for two years or more must re-apply to the university through the Admissions website.

Suspension Overrides

Students who have been suspended may appeal to the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office to request an override of suspension. For additional information follow the link below.

Performance Expectations for All Undergraduate Students

Please consult the George Mason University Catalog under "Requirements for Retention" and "Periods of Academic Suspension" for exact criteria regarding suspension. Please refer to the chart below concerning your minimum GPA and credit level to avoid undesirable academic actions. Questions about these standards should be directed to your academic advisor.

Credit Level Warning Probation Suspension
Attempted Cumulative Cumulative Cumulative
Credit Hours GPA Range GPA Range GPA Range
7-16 0.00-1.99 - -
17-29 1.75-1.99 1.00-1.74 0.00-0.99
30-59 1.85-1.99 1.25-1.84 0.00-1.24
60-89 1.95-1.99 1.55-1.94 0.00-1.54
90+ - 1.85-1.99 0.00-1.84

GPA Calculator

Students can calculate what grades they need in which courses by using the GPA Calculator below. Please keep in mind that this is a writable file, so any changes made to the formulas may distort the calculations. Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.