Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy

 
                           Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, Texas Tech University adopted a new Academic Standing Policy. Texas Tech University is committed to student success and assisting students in being accountable for engaging in the educational process. Academic Standing is determined upon the completion of the academic terms (fall, spring, summer) and is based on both current and prior academic performance. Academic Standing can be an important indicator of progress and is used to assist with determining appropriate steps to help a student achieve educational goals.
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Academic Good Standing

  • Cumulative Institutional (TTU) GPA is greater than or equal to 2.0
  • Eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity.

Academic Warning

  • Cumulative Institutional (TTU) GPA is less than 2.0 for a student's first term in attendance, or per the standing guidelines as outlined.
  • Eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity.
  • May not enroll for more than 16 hours without academic dean approval.
  • Should seek to take one course for grade replacement.
  • Midterm grades will be required.
  • Seek regularly scheduled advice and counsel from an academic advisor or the academic dean.
  • If student is placed on Academic Warning following first semester at TTU, the student must complete an Academic Recovery Plan, Enroll in a PADR course and pay a nonrefundable course fee.  For more information on PADR, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/padr/index.php
  • At the end of the next enrolled term:
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is above 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Good Standing.
    • If the term is above 2.0, but the institutional TTU GPA remains below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Warning.
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Probation.

Academic Probation

  • Cumulative Institutional (TTU) GPA is less than 2.0 for the term following Academic Warning, or per the standing guidelines as outlined.
  • Eligible for all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity.
  • May not enroll for more than 16 hours without academic dean approval.
  • Should seek to take two courses for grade replacement.
  • Midterm grades will be required.
  • regularly scheduled advice and counsel from an academic advisor or the academic dean.
  • Complete a College Academic Strategy Course, or an Academic Recovery Plan, or enroll in a PADR course and pay a nonrefundable course fee.
  • At the end of the next enrolled term:
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is above 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Good Standing.
    • If the term is above 2.0, but the institutional TTU GPA remains below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Warning.
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Suspension.

Academic Suspension

  • Cumulative Institutional (TTU) GPA is less than 2.0 for the term following probation, or per the standing guidelines as outlined.
  • Term of suspension is one full academic term (fall, spring, summer).
  • Students are not allowed to attend TTU, nor appeal for immediate reinstatement.
  • Registration hold will be placed on records.
  • Student must apply for readmission for a term following the suspension in a timely manner to allow for complete processing and consideration of reinstatement:
    • If student took coursework elsewhere, a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the transfer work will be required.
    • Readmission decision to be determined by the student's Academic Dean. If the student is approved for readmission following completion of the suspension term, the student is reinstated and eligible to attend courses and participate in all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity and subject to the conditions established by the Academic Dean or committee granting permission to attend classes. If readmitted, the Student must follow the Advising/Registration/Grading requirements for Academic Probation status.
  • If readmitted, at the end of the next enrolled term:
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is above 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Good Standing.
    • If the term is above 2.0, but the institutional TTU GPA remains below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Probation.
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Dismissal.

Academic Dismissal

  • Cumulative Institutional (TTU) GPA is less than 2.0 for the term following a suspension, or per the standing guidelines as outlined.
  • Term of dismissal is one full calendar year.
  • Students are not allowed to attend TTU, nor appeal for immediate reinstatement.
  • Registration hold will be placed on records.
  • Student must apply for readmission for a term following the suspension in a timely manner to allow for complete processing and consideration of reinstatement:
    • If student took coursework elsewhere, a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the transfer work will be required.
    • Readmission decision to be determined by the student's Academic Dean.  If the student is approved for readmission following completion of the suspension term, the student is reinstated and eligible to attend courses and participate in all extracurricular activities as governed by the rules of the specific activity and subject to the conditions established by the Academic Dean or committee granting permission to attend classes. If readmitted, the Student must follow the Advising/Registration/Grading requirements for Academic Probation status.
  • If readmitted, at the end of the next enrolled term:
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is above 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Good Standing.
    • If the term is above 2.0, but the institutional TTU GPA remains below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Academic Probation.
    • If the term and institutional TTU GPA is below 2.0, Academic Standing for that term would be Permanent Academic Dismissal.

Permanent Academic Dismissal

  • Cumulative Institutional (TTU) GPA is less than 2.0 for a fourth consecutive term, or per the standing guidelines as outlined.
  • Dismissal is permanent.
  • Students are not allowed to attend TTU, nor appeal for immediate reinstatement.
  • Registration hold will be placed on records.

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