12. Scholastic Deficiency/Probation

(Revised: 2009)

12.1 An undergraduate student is scholastically deficient when;

12.1.1 His or her semester grade point ratio is less than 2.00; or

12.1.2 His or her cumulative grade point ratio is less than 2.00; or

12.1.3 The cumulative grade point ratio in his or her major field of study is below a 2.00; or,

12.1.4 He or she is not meeting college and/or major course of study grade point requirements.

12.2 In the event an undergraduate student becomes scholastically deficient he or she may, after review by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, be:

12.2.1 Suspended from the University for deficient scholarship; or

12.2.2 Permitted to continue in school on scholastic probation; or

12.2.3 Warned of scholastic deficiency; or

12.2.4 Blocked from continued enrollment in his or her college or major.

12.3 Graduate students should refer to the Texas A&M University Student Rules for infractions about scholastic deficiency/probation.

12.4 A post-baccalaureate non-degree student (G6 classification) who has completed 12 hours of course work is considered to be scholastically deficient when:

12.4.1 His or her grade point ratio falls below 3.00 or below a higher standard set by the department or college affiliation, or

12.4.2 He or she fails to show proficiency in such other areas as may be specified by his or her department or the Office of Graduate Studies (e.g., English language proficiency.)

Scholastically deficient post-baccalaureate non-degree students (G6 classification) will be suspended from further study by and in their home department or program.

12.5 Graduate Students should refer to the Texas A&M University Student Rules for scholastic deficient sanctions.

12.6 Scholastic Probation-Undergraduate Students

12.6.1 Scholastic probation is a conditional permission for a student to continue in the University after he or she has become scholastically deficient.

12.6.2 For undergraduate students scholastic probation is granted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer when analysis of the deficiency indicates that a continuation is in the best interest of the student and the university.. The record made by a student while on probation determines whether he or she shall be cleared to register as a regular student, be granted a continuation on probation or be suspended by the university for scholastic deficiency.

12.6.3 The undergraduate student shall be informed in writing, by letter and/or email, of the terms of his or her probation and may be required by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer to register for a prescribed schedule of courses. Hour and grade point requirements shall be made consistent with the student's progress toward graduation. The specified hour and grade points are considered to be a minimum only.

12.6.4 An undergraduate student will remain on probation until the close of the semester for which the probation is assigned.

12.6.5 An undergraduate student blocked or suspended for deficient scholarship may request a hearing by the Academic Appeals Panel.

12.7 Graduate Students should refer to the Texas A&M University Student Rules for scholastic probation information.