UM Advising Commons

Academic Forgiveness Policy (Faculty Senate Approved, 3.11.11)

The Faculty Senate approved a new Academic Forgiveness Policy last Friday (3/11/11). Under the new policy, students may apply for forgiveness if they have been away from the university for three or more years and have completed 30 or more credits with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in coursework attempted since their return. Under the policy, grades from all courses in the forgiven semester(s) are excluded from the calculation of the UM grade point average and may not be used to satisfy any university requirements.


March 17, 2011 Posted by | Policy Reminders/Updates | Leave a comment

WRIT Placement Exam, Friday, March 25th, 2011

Friday, March 25th


Main Hall, room 210

No registration required.

Most students have been placed into an appropriate English Composition course on the basis of their standardized test scores (MUSWA, ACT or SAT Essay Section, SAT Writing section, Combined English/Writing ACT).


You need to take the WRIT Placement Exam only if:

1) You scored

  • 390-430 on the SAT Writing section
  • 16-17 on the Combined English/Writing ACT
  • 5-6 on the SAT or ACT Writing Section
  • 2.5-3 on the MUSWA


2) You do not have the standardized test scores (see above list) by which to be placed.


3) You wish to challenge your placement.

If you are unsure about your scores and placement, please see your academic advisor or Maria Mangold (406-243-6976).

~Submitted by Maria Mangold, English Advisor

March 17, 2011 Posted by | Assessment Exams | Leave a comment