Academic Policies

Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Satisfactory academic progress toward a degree as a full-time student is defined as completing 24 or more credits per academic year and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 1.8 while earning the first 23 credits, 1.9 for 24-56 credits, and 2.0 for 57 credits or more. Any full-time student who fails to maintain this minimum cumulative grade point average will be placed on academic probation. A student who does not maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average for two consecutive semesters will be placed on academic suspension for two semesters. Any student taking six or more credits in a semester who receives less than a 1.0 (D) semester grade point average will be considered for academic suspension by the Academic Appeals Committee.

After two semesters of suspension, the student may apply for reinstatement by providing evidence of probable success. Upon return, if a student fails to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average in two semesters, the student will be dismissed from the College. A student who is dismissed for academic reasons may apply for readmission after two years. In addition, such a student must present 24 credits of transferrable work taken after dismissal from Messiah.

Messiah College: Office of the Registrar

One College Avenue, Suite 3007
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055