Texas Tech University

Office of Student Success

When You Need Help

The Office of Student Success is here to help students who are concerned about their academic performance. Our team of Academic Success Advisors will spend time with you to explore other majors, build an academic recovery plan, and provide general student support.

If you are a student who is

A.) Returning from Academic Suspension,
OR
B.) A first-year Texas Tech student on probation,

you are required to meet with an Academic Success Advisor. However, any student in the College of Arts & Sciences is welcome to use the services provided by this office.

Academic Probation

If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Probation. That means:

A.)  You will not be allowed to enroll for more than 16 hours without prior approval of the academic dean.
AND
B.)  You must continue to seek regularly scheduled advice and counsel from an Academic Success Advisor or the academic dean.

If your GPA is below 2.0 in your first semester at Texas Tech, you must:

1.  Complete an Academic Success Plan in the next semester.
AND
2.  Enroll in a Programs for Academic Development and Retention (PADR) course, and pay a nonrefundable course fee. Once you have been required to enroll in a PADR course, you must repeat the course every semester that you are enrolled at Texas Tech until you successfully complete the PADR course.

If you are on Academic Probation, you are still eligible to participate in all extracurricular activities, as governed by the rules of the specific activity.

If you are placed on Academic Probation after your first semester at Texas Tech, you MUST meet with an Academic Success Advisor at least two times during the following semester.

Next Steps

1.  Enroll in PADR (if you have not already successfully completed PADR) by contacting the PADR office at (806) 742-3928.

2.  Meet with your Major Advisor to discuss grade replacements and additional resources to help you improve your academic performance.

3.  Speak with an Academic Success Advisor regarding your academic standing.

4.  Use the free tutoring resources on campus.

5.  Earn a TTU semester GPA of at least a 2.0. Failure to do so will result in Academic Suspension.

Continued Academic Probation

If you are on Academic Probation and your current semester GPA is 2.0 or higher but your cumulative GPA is below 2.0:

A.)  You will be placed on Continued Academic Probation until your cumulative institutional GPA is above 2.0.
AND
B.)  You may not enroll for more than 16 hours without prior approval of the academic dean.
AND
C.)
  You will still be eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity, subject to the conditions established by the academic dean or the committee granting permission to attend classes.
AND
D.)  Failure to meet the conditions established will result in Academic Suspension.

Next Steps

1.  Enroll in PADR (if you have not already successfully completed PADR) by contacting the PADR office at (806) 742-3928.

2.  Meet with your Major Advisor to discuss grade replacements and additional resources to help you improve your academic performance.

3.  Speak with an Academic Success Advisor regarding your academic standing.

4.  Use the free tutoring resources on campus.

5.  Earn a TTU semester GPA of at least a 2.0. Failure to do so will result in Academic Suspension.

Academic Suspension

If you are on Academic Probation or Continued Academic Probation and earn a GPA below 2.0 for that fall or spring semester, you 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.) Once suspension status has been determined for a particular semester, courses that are completed after the determination will not alter the suspension status.

If you are on Academic Suspension, you:

A.)  Will NOT be permitted to take classes for a semester.
AND
B.)  Are NOT eligible to participate in extracurricular activities once the suspension is posted. (Two summer terms are considered to be a single semester.)

If the circumstances that resulted in your suspension are mitigating, an appeal may be made to Dr. Jorge Iber. You are NOT eligible to participate in extracurricular activities during the appeal process. If the appeal is granted, then you will be reactivated and a transcript notation made that you are allowed to attend until you meet the conditions established by the academic dean or committee granting the appeal and/or achieve a cumulative GPA at or above 2.0.

How to Return from Academic Suspension

1.  Complete the Former Tech Application Form.

2.  Meet with your Major Advisor to discuss grade replacements and additional resources to help you improve your academic performance.

3.  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.

4.  Complete an Academic Success Plan.

5.  If you have not already successfully completed a PADR course, register for PADR 0031 by contacting the PADR office at (806) 742-3928.

Additional Academic Suspension

If you return from Academic Suspension but fail to earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher, you will be placed on Additional Academic Suspension. When you are on Additional Academic Suspension you may seek readmission after two semesters. (Both summer terms are considered to be a single semester for the purpose of serving a suspension.)

To be reinstated in the College of Arts & Sciences, you must complete ALL of the following:

1.  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. Do NOT take classes at the community college in which you have earned a "D" or an "F" at Texas Tech University, as that will make grade replacement impossible.

2.  Complete the Returning Student Application Form, including the required statement of your plan to successfully complete a degree program.

3.  Submit all transcripts for coursework you completed at other institutions of higher education since leaving Texas Tech.

4.  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 two weeks before the semester in which you wish to return.

5.  File a Petition to be Readmitted Form with the Office of Student Success.

6.  You will be notified via e-mail when your petition has been processed.

7.  After your petition has been processed, meet with Dr. Iber during his office hours. Dr. Iber will make the final decision on whether you can return to the College of Arts & Sciences.

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