Academic Probation/Suspension


A student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. For the purposes of determining academic probation, the summer sessions combined are treated as one semester.

Students on academic probation who fail to earn a semester grade point average of at least 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension.

A student on academic probation should not register for more than 12 semester hours and must obtain the advisor’s or department chair's approval to register.

Hours and grade points earned at other institutions are not used in computing the grade point average.

Students who leave the university while on academic probation will retain probationary status on their return.


Students on academic probation who do not earn a semester grade point average of 2.0 or above in the next semester of enrollment will be placed on academic suspension. Students on academic suspension will not be eligible to enroll for classes at UT Tyler for the period listed below. Readmission after the first or second suspended term will require the permission of the student's advisor or department chair, and the dean of the college of their major.

First Academic Suspension-- one regular semester or one full summer

Second Academic Suspension-- 12 months

Third Academic Suspension-- Permanent Dismissal.

Petitions for readmission to the university following the first and second suspensions may be obtained from the Enrollment Services Center. It is recommended that the petition be submitted, with appropriate permissions, six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll.

Former students who received a third suspension prior to the Fall 2006 semester may petition the Office of Academic Affairs to request readmission to the university. Petitioners must provide a detailed statement, with appropriate supporting documentation, addressing their preparedness for readmission. Upon review of all supplied materials, a decision to grant readmission or uphold Permanent Dismissal status will be issued; this decision is final. If readmission is granted the student will be readmitted under the same restrictions as a student returning from a second academic suspension under the current Catalog, and any subsequent suspension will result in Permanent Dismissal with no option to petition for readmission. Students who received a third suspension in Fall 2006, or any subsequent semester, may not petition for readmission.

A student admitted to the university after having been suspended will be subject to the same restrictions as students on academic probation upon their return.

Academic Probation/Suspension for First-time Freshmen

Probationary or suspended students who are first-time freshmen will be required to participate in academic support programs such as Mentoring and Advising Patriots for Success (MAPS). Failure to participate in the required program(s) may result in additional registration and enrollment restrictions. First-time freshmen will need to consult with their freshman advisor to plan an appropriate support program and to determine the steps necessary for compliance. A student who fails to comply by the deadline will be enrolled in the appropriate support program(s) associated course at the university’s discretion and will receive notification via Patriot email.