The office of Student Success provides services to students who are concerned about their academic performance. Specifically, the team of advisors in the office of student success work with students who are not in good academic standing. Some of these services include, supplemental advising, major exploration, academic recovery planning and general student support. Meetings with an Academic Success Advisor are mandatory for students returning from academic suspension and first year Texas Tech students on probation. However, any student in the college of Arts & Sciences is welcome to utilize the services provided by this office.
A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on "academic probation."
Such a student may not enroll for more than 16 hours without prior approval of the
academic dean. In addition, the student must continue to seek regularly scheduled
advice and counsel from an academic advisor or the dean. Students whose semester GPA
is below 2.0 in their first semester at Texas Tech must complete in the next semester
an Academic Success Plan, enroll in a Programs for Academic Development and Retention
(PADR) course, and pay a nonrefundable course fee. Once required to enroll in a PADR
course, students must repeat the course every term that they are enrolled at Texas
Tech until the course is successfully completed. A student on academic probation remains
eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific
Students placed on probation after their first semester at Texas Tech MUST meet with an academic success advisor at least twice during the following semester.
A probationary student whose current term GPA is 2.0 or higher but whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 will be placed on "continued scholastic probation" until their cumulative institutional GPA is above a 2.0. Such a student may not enroll for more than 16 hours without prior approval of the academic dean. The student will remain eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity subject to the conditions established by the academic dean or committee granting permission to attend classes. Failure to meet the conditions established will result in academic suspension.
If a student, while on Scholastic Probation or Continued Scholastic Probation, earns
a term GPA below a 2.0 at the end of a fall or spring semester will be placed on Academic
Suspension. Texas Tech does not suspend students at the end of a summer term. However,
summer grades can result in probation.
Any courses that are completed after suspension status has been determined for a particular semester will not alter that suspension.
A student on academic suspension is not permitted to take classes for a semester and
is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities once the suspension
is posted. Two summer terms are considered to be a semester.
If the circumstances that resulted in the suspension are mitigating, an appeal may be directed to Dr. Jorge Iber . The student is ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities during the appeal process.
If the appeal is granted, then the student will be reactivated, and a transcript notation made that the student was allowed to attend until the student meets the conditions established by the academic dean or committee granting the appeal and/or achieves a cumulative GPA at or above 2.0.
Students who return from Academic Suspension but fail to earn a term GPA of a 2.0
or higher will be placed on Additional Academic Suspension. Students on Additional
Academic suspension may seek readmission after two semesters. Both summer terms are
considered to be a semester for the purpose of serving a suspension.
To be reinstated in the College of Arts & Sciences, you must complete the following: