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Office of the Registrar

Probation & Suspension

Probation forms are available online; Suspension forms are available only through the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230). All Probation/Suspension forms must be submitted at the Enrollment Services Center once completed.

Undergraduate Students
Probationary or suspended students who are first-time full-time freshmen will be required to participate in academic support programs such as Mentoring and Advising Patriots to Success (MAPS). Failure to participate in the required program(s) may result in additional registration and enrollment restrictions. First-time full-time freshmen will need to consult with their freshman advisor to plan an appropriate support program and to determine the steps necessary for compliance.

Undergraduate Academic Probation
A student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. For the purposes of determining academic probation, the summer terms combined are treated as one semester.

Students on academic probation who fail to earn a semester grade point average of at least 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension.

A student on academic probation should not register for more than 12 semester hours and must obtain the approval of their advisor or department chair to register.

Grade points earned at other institutions are not used in computing the grade point average.

Students who leave the university while on academic probation will retain probationary status on their return.

Undergraduate Academic Suspension

Students on academic probation who do not earn a semester grade point average of 2.0 or above in the next semester of enrollment will be placed on academic suspension. Students on academic suspension will not be eligible to enroll for classes at UT Tyler for the period listed below. Readmission after the first or second suspended term will require the permission of the student's advisor or department chair, and the dean of the college of their major.

First Academic Suspension--one regular semester or one full summer (Long Summer, Summer I and II)

Second Academic Suspension--12 months

Third Academic Suspension--Permanent Dismissal.

Petitions for readmission to the university following the first and second suspensions may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. It is recommended that the petition be submitted, with appropriate permissions, six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll.

A student admitted to the university after having been suspended will do so on academic probation. 

Graduate Students

Graduate Academic Probation
A student who has a cumulative grade-point of less than 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. For the purposes of determining compliance with the policies of academic probation, the two summer terms are treated as one semester.

Students on academic probation must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or above in subsequent semesters until the cumulative grade point deficiency is removed. Failure to do so results in academic suspension. A student on probation should not register for more than six hours and must obtain approval from his/her advisor to register.

Grade points earned at other institutions are not used in computing the grade-point average and may not be used to remove a deficiency. A student who leaves the university on scholastic probation will be readmitted on scholastic probation even if he or she has attended another institution in the interim.

Graduate Academic Suspension
A master's student will be suspended from the university for one semester or full summer for failure to meet the terms of academic probation. A student suspended from the university for the first time must receive approval for readmission from the program advisor and the appropriate dean.

A student admitted to the university after having been suspended will be admitted on academic probation.

A second academic suspension will be for at least twelve months and readmission to the university will be granted only upon the approval of the program advisor, college graduate coordinator, appropriate college dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Procedures for submitting a petition for readmission to the university may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. The petition must be received in the Office of Graduate Studies two months prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll.

A third suspension will result in dismissal from the graduate program and the University.

Suspension: Minimum Period of Enrollment Ineligibility
Students placed on First Academic Suspension are ineligible to enroll for one term. The period of ineligibility consists of the term immediately following the term after which they were placed on First Suspension. A Suspension Petition for Readmission form must be completed as part of the registration process when the student returns.

For Example: Students placed on First Academic Suspension after Fall 2010 are ineligible to enroll in Spring 2011.
Note: Students placed on First academic Suspension after Spring terms are ineligible to enroll for the entire Summer term. The three Summer sessions together count as a single term.

Students placed on Second Academic Suspension are ineligible to enroll for one full year beginning the last day of the term after which they are placed on Second Academic Suspension. Students on Second Academic Suspension must apply for readmission to the University after the full year has passed. A Suspension Petition for Readmission form must be completed both as part of the readmission process and the registration process when the student returns.

For Example: Students placed on Second Academic Suspension after Fall 2010 are ineligible to enroll for the period consisting of Spring 2011 through Fall 2011. They may apply for readmission beginning Spring 2012.

Note: Students may not appeal Academic Suspension status.

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