Academic Probation & Suspension Policy

Academic Probation & Suspension Policy Guidelines

A student’s academic status at the university is determined at the end of each fall, spring, or summer semester using the student’s cumulative and in some cases semester grade point average (GPA).  The student’s academic status governs his or her re-enrollment status and determines any conditions associated with re-enrollment or denial of enrollment for a subsequent term.  Students being placed on academic probation or suspension will be notified in writing at the end of each term.  However, this policy statement is the formal notification to all students of the conditions that determine academic status and the consequences for each term, regardless of individual notification.

The purpose of academic probation and suspension is to make the student aware of the University’s concern that satisfactory academic progress is not being made in his or her course of study.  Early notification of this concern maximizes the student’s opportunity to make appropriate adjustments that will result in remaining in good standing.  Each student is responsible for knowing his or her academic status and the regulations that apply. 

Texas A&M University-Texarkana will not admit students on suspension from other institutions until their specified periods of suspension expire unless the institution that placed the student on suspension grants approval.  Students who register for classes by providing false information will be withdrawn from all classes without tuition or fee refund. 

A student’s academic standing is part of their academic history and will be recorded on the official academic transcript.

The university will impose enrollment restrictions as a result of suspension only at the end of the fall and spring terms.

Length of Suspension

The length of suspension is for one calendar year for both undergraduate and graduate students.  After the period of academic suspension has passed, the student may apply for readmission and enroll on a probationary status. 

Suspension appeals and early re-entry

Undergraduate students who wish to appeal their academic suspension may do so through Academic Advising.  Early re-entry is possible only once with permission from the College dean and the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Only extenuating circumstances warrant such action.

Undergraduate students faced with an extenuating circumstance, may file a suspension appeal with an academic advisor.  If your appeal is approved, you will be permitted to enroll again on probation.

Graduate students who wish to appeal their academic suspension may do so through the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.  Early re-entry is possible only once with permission from the Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.  Only extenuating circumstances warrant such action.  Graduate students who re-enter on academic probation, must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to prevent being suspended for another one year period.    

Texas A&M University-Texarkana reserves the right to deny admission to a student whom another college has suspended even though the suspension period has expired.

Below are the GPA requirements that determine a student’s academic status of good standing, probation or suspension.

Good Standing

An undergraduate student with a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher is considered to be in good academic standing.  Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA to avoid probation. 

Graduate students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing.

Probation policy for Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduate students who enter with or drop below a 2.00 cumulative GPA at the end of any fall, spring or summer term will be placed on probation.  
  • Students will remain on probation if their semester GPA is a 2.0 or higher and if their cumulative GPA is below a 2.0.  
  • A student on probation may return to good standing if their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher.   
  • A student that is on probation may be suspended if both the semester GPA and cumulative GPA fall below 2.0

Undergraduate students placed on academic probation are monitored by academic advising.  Academic advisors are available and encourage students on probation to attend regular advising sessions during the semester. Academic advisors can also connect students on probation with the appropriate learning support services on campus

The university will readmit undergraduate students who leave the university on probation on probationary status. The student must provide the Registrar’s Office with an official transcript to remove probation status if the student attends another university and raises the cumulative GPA to 2.00.

Probation policy for Graduate Students

  • Graduate students may be placed on probation after completion of 12 credit hours if the cumulative GPA is below 3.0
  • Students will remain on probation until he or she raises the cumulative GPA to 3.0 or above.
  • While on probation, students must maintain a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • A student on probation may be suspended if both the semester GPA and cumulative GPA fall below 3.0

Suspension Policy for Undergraduate Students

  • At the end of a fall or spring semester, undergraduate students will be suspended if their semester GPA and overall GPA fall below a 2.0.

Suspension Policy for Graduate Students

  • At the end of a fall or spring semester, graduate students on probation will be suspended if their semester GPA and overall GPA fall below a 3.0.