Warning, Probation and Suspension
The following applies to all students unless more restrictive rules are included as part of special admission conditions or unless a more restrictive rules have been approved for a program, department, or college.
The purpose of academic warning, probation and suspension is to make the student aware of the University’s concern that satisfactory 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. A 2.0 total institution GPA is the lowest acceptable academic standard because this level mirrors the minimum GPA requirement for graduation. The total institution GPA used in this policy is defined as the best attempt on all courses taken at Tarleton State University; grades on transfer work are excluded. A student with a 2.0 or better total institution GPA is considered to be in good academic standing.
Warning: Each student is responsible for knowing his or her academic status and the regulations that apply. Students who do not abide by the regulations governing their particular status may be required to reduce their academic loads or withdraw from the University without special consideration.
Warning, Probation and Suspension Rules
- If a student’s total institution GPA drops below 1.00 at the end of any long semester (fall or spring), the student will be suspended.
- If a student who has been in good standing has a total institution GPA between 1.00 and 1.99 at the end of any long semester, the student will be placed on academic warning.
- A student who has been on academic warning during a long semester is subject to the following:
- At the end of the semester, if the total institution GPA is 2.00 or above, the student is returned to good standing.
- At the end of the semester, if the total institution GPA is between 1.00 and 1.99, the GPA for the semester will be used to determine the student’s status.
- If the GPA for the semester is less than 2.00, the student will be suspended.
- If the GPA for the semester is 2.00 or higher, the student will be placed on probation.
- At the end of the semester, if the total institution GPA is below 1.00, the student will be suspended.
- A student on probation who has less than a 2.00 total institution GPA at the end of the next long semester will be suspended. A student on probation who has a 2.00 or better total institution GPA at the end of the next long semester will be removed from probation and returned to good standing.
- A student who transfers from Tarleton while on academic warning or probation and then returns (having met transfer requirements) has the same academic standing the first long semester back at Tarleton as though there had been no transfer.
- A student who is suspended from Tarleton and takes no transferable college level courses during the term of the suspension may return to Tarleton after the term of the suspension and will be on academic warning the first long semester back at Tarleton.
- A student who is suspended from Tarleton is advised not to take transferable college level courses during the term of suspension. Such a student wh does take transferable college level courses during the term of suspension must meet Tarleton’s transfer requirements (as well as not having been enrolled in any transferable college level courses for an appropriate time) in order to be readmitted and will be on academic warning the first long semester back at Tarleton.
- Any student, whether in good standing, on academic warning, or on probation, will be suspended at the end of any long semester if his or her total institution GPA is below 1.00.
Length of Suspension
The first suspension is for one long semester. The second is for one calendar year, and the third is indefinite. Three calendar years after imposition of third suspension, the student may apply for readmission; this application will be evaluated by the appropriate Dean, but readmission is not guaranteed. Students who have been absent for one or more long semesters must reapply to the university for admission.
A student on academic warning or probation may attend summer school at Tarleton (transfer requirements having been met, if applicable).
Students placed on first suspension at the end of a spring semester may request their dean’s approval to attend summer school. A student attending summer school while on first suspension, who has a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the end of the last summer session attended, will be returned to good standing.