Texas Tech University

Office of Student Success

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.

  

Scholastic Probation

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 activity. 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.

Next Steps

  • Enroll in PADR course by contacting the PADR office at (806)742-3928
  • Meet with your major advisor to discuss grade replacements and additional resources to help get you improve your academic performance.
  • Speak with an Academic Success Advisor regarding your academic standing.
  • Earn a TTU semester GPA of at least a 2.0. Failure to do so, will result in Academic Suspension.
  • Utilize free tutoring resources on campus

 

Continued Scholastic Probation

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.

Next Steps

  • Enroll in PADR course by contacting the PADR office at (806)742-3928
  • Meet with your major advisor to discuss grade replacements and additional resources to help get you improve your academic performance.
  • Speak with an Academic Success Advisor regarding your academic standing.
  • Earn a TTU semester GPA of at least a 2.0. Failure to do so, will result in Academic Suspension.
  • Utilize free tutoring resources on campus

 

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.

How to Return from Academic Suspension

  • Complete the Former Tech Application Form.
  • Meet with your major advisor to discuss grade replacements and additional resources to help get you improve your academic performance.
  • Meet your Academic Success Advisor at least twice during the semester in which you return. These meetings are mandatory and a condition of your reinstatement.
  • Complete an Academic Success Plan.
  • If you have not already successfully a PADR course, register for PADR 0031 by calling the PADR Office (link to site) at 806. 742. 3928

 

Additional Academic Suspension

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:

  • At another institution, earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA by completing a minimum of 12 hours of academically rigorous coursework that you have not previously completed.
  • Complete the Returning Student Application Form, including the required statement of you plan to complete a degree program successfully.
  • Submit all transcripts for coursework completed at other institutions of higher education attended since leaving Texas Tech.
  • Write a 500 word personal statement explaining why you believe you should be reinstated in the College of Arts & Sciences. This personal statement should be submitted to your Academic Success Advisor at least 2 weeks prior to the semester in which you wish to return.
  • File a petition to be readmitted form with the Office of Student Success.
  • You will be notified via email when your petition has been processed.
  • After your petition has been processed, meet Dr. Iber during his office hours. Dr. Iber will make the final decision on whether you can continue in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Contact

College of Arts & Sciences