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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Academic Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from MSC Southeast, you must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. We will monitor your progress toward graduation each semester to see if you have achieved a GPA of 2.0 and completed at least 67% of the courses that you have registered for. Should you fall below one, or both, of these standards, you will be placed on academic warning and you will receive a letter. 

The Academic Warning letter is meant to signal you to change your approach for the next semester.  If you fall below the standards for two semesters, you will be placed on Academic Suspension for at least one year. This suspension will not only impact your attendance at MSC Southeast, but also at any Minnesota State school.

There are some situations where extenuating circumstance cause students to fall below the standards: for example, a death in the family or a hospitalization. We would encourage those students to go through the appeal process.

Dropping and withdrawing 

Students are allowed the first five days of the semester to drop classes without any financial obligation. If you attend the first day of classes and you feel that class is just not for you, make sure to drop it within the first five days of the semester.

After day five, you will be financially obligated to pay for the class. If you choose to withdraw from the class, you will get a "W" on your transcript and it will affect your completion rate.

If you have to completely withdraw from MSC Southeast, there may be an opportunity to receive a reduction in your tuition and fees. Please consult the academic calendar for the specific dates and percentages.

Communicate with our Financial Aid counselors regarding dropping classes or before withdrawing from school. There are some situations where you may be required to repay your financial aid, and our Financial Aid counselors can help guide you through how your decision will affect your student financial status.

Student Code of Conduct

The college offers each student the freedom to learn and the freedom to enjoy college life in an orderly and lawful manner. In return, the college expects every student to assume the obligation and responsibility of conducting themselves in accordance with reasonable and lawful requirements. Details of these responsibilities are listed in the Student Handbook , which you can find the Current Students section of our website.


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