Academic Probation or Suspension – Undergraduate Students


The undergraduate student is expected to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average for hours attempted at this institution, which is the minimum permitted for graduation. A student is subject to scholastic action any semester or summer session in which one or more semester hours is attempted. The combined summer terms are considered a unit equivalent to a semester.

  1. The university employs a cumulative grade point system for scholastic action. The cumulative grade point average is based only upon the student's work taken at UH-Victoria for which the grade point values are assigned. For repeated courses, only the semester hours and grades earned on the last enrollment will be used for computation of the cumulative grade point average.

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    1. When a sophomore (30 to 53 semester hours) has earned a cumulative grade point average below 1.7, the student is placed on probation at the close of the fall, spring or summer session. If the student fails to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average requirement in the next semester of attendance, the student will be suspended.
    2. When a junior (54 to 89 semester hours) has earned a cumulative grade point average below 1.8, the student is placed on probation at the close of the fall, spring or summer session. If the student fails to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average requirement in the next semester of attendance, the student will be suspended.
    3. When a senior (90 or more semester hours) or postbaccalaureate student has earned a cumulative grade point average below 1.9, the student is placed on probation at the close of the fall, spring or summer session. If the student fails to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average requirement in the next semester of attendance, the student will be suspended.
    4. A student on academic probation whose semester grade point average is 2.0 or higher will not be suspended at the close of that semester even though the cumulative grade point average remains below the required average for that classification. The student's status will remain "academic probation."
       
  3. Credit awarded by examination and hours earned with a grade of S are counted in determining classification but not in determining the grade point average.
  4. Grade changes: If an instructor changes a student's grade in a course from I (incomplete) to a grade of completion (A, B, C, D, F, or S), the new grade will affect the student's status only for future semesters. That is, the new grade will not change a student's status retroactively but may remove a student from probation or suspension for a semester (or semesters) after the grade has been changed.

Removal from Academic Probation
 

The student may be removed from probation at the close of a semester in which the cumulative grade point average meets the required standard for that classification.

Readmission from Academic Suspension
 

The period of suspension and the student's subsequent readmission on academic probation are based on the entire academic record at all colleges attended. The first suspension is applicable, therefore, only to the student never previously suspended.
 

  1. A first suspension applies to the fall or spring semester, plus any intervening summer sessions, immediately following the suspension. A student would be eligible to reenroll after the suspension period.
  2. If suspended a second time, regardless of institution, the student may not reenroll for a period of at least one year (12 months). Readmission from a second suspension may be approved only by the dean of the student's school. The petition for readmission must be made in writing and supported by transcripts of all college work.
  3. If suspended a third time, regardless of institution, a student may not reenroll at UH-Victoria, except by successful appeal to the Academic Council. An appeal must be in writing and ordinarily will be considered only if the student has been out of school for several years and/or is eligible to return to any previous institution attended.

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