Probation/Suspension for Graduate Students

Graduate Academic Probation

A graduate student who has a cumulative grade-point of less than 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. For the purposes of determining compliance with the policies of academic probation, the three summer sessions are treated as one semester.

Students on academic probation must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or above in subsequent semesters until the cumulative grade point deficiency is removed. Failure to do so results in academic suspension. A student on academic probation should not register for more than six hours and must obtain his/her advisor’s approval on a Graduate Student Probation Petition for Readmission form to register. The form is available on the Registrar's Office website:

Grade points earned at other institutions are not used in computing the grade-point average and may not be used to remove a deficiency. A student who leaves the University on academic probation will be readmitted on academic probation even if he or she has attended another institution in the interim.

Graduate Academic Suspension

A graduate student will be suspended from the University for one semester or full summer for failure to meet the terms of academic probation. A student suspended from the University for the first time must receive approval for readmission from the program advisor and the appropriate dean.

A student admitted to the University after having been suspended must complete a Graduate Student Suspension Petition for Readmission form, with signatures from both their academic advisor and the appropriate college dean, to register.

A second academic suspension will be for at least twelve months. Students wishing to reenroll at the University after the mandatory period of enrollment ineligibility must reapply via the ApplyTexas website. Submission of a completed Graduate Student Suspension Petition for Readmission to the Enrollment Services Center is also required as part of the readmission process and as a requirement for enrollment. This form requires the signature of the student’s academic advisor and the appropriate college dean.

A third suspension will result in permanent dismissal from the graduate program and the University.