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Academic Suspension


Minimum Academic Standards

Students must maintain a 2.0 Texas State GPA to be in considered in good academic standing and to be eligible to continue taking classes at the university. Students will be placed on academic suspension if their Texas State GPA does not improve after two academic probationary semesters.

*Only grades earned at Texas State University are considered in determining if a student is in good academic standing, on probation, or suspension.


Academic Suspension

The University College Office of the Dean will notify all General Studies, Exploratory, Exploratory Professional, and Exploratory International Studies majors who are placed on academic suspension via Texas State email.


Policies

Academic Suspension policies are found on page 34 of the 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog.


Suspension Appeals

Suspended General Studies, Exploratory, Exploratory Professional, and Exploratory International majors whose academic suspension was a result of an extenuating circumstance may be eligible to appeal to the University College, Office of the Dean to be reinstated at Texas State University. Extenuating circumstances rarely occur and are generally unforeseeable and unpreventable events that have had a serious impact on the student’s academic performance. Examples include, but are not limited to (1) a serious personal illness (that is not a permanent medical condition documented by the Office of Disability Services), (2) a permanent medical condition that IS documented by the Office of Disability Services, and (3) the death of a close relative.

Documentary evidence must be provided to validate the extenuating circumstance(s) that resulted in the student’s academic suspension. Examples of authenticated documentation include, but are not limited to (1) a doctor’s note verifying an incidence of personal illness, or (2) an obituary or certificate verifying the death of a close relative.

Suspended General Studies, Exploratory, Exploratory Professional, and Exploratory International Studies majors who wish to appeal to the University College Dean’s Office for reinstatement to Texas State must file a Petition for Readmission (pdf), including documentary evidence, by the posted deadline for the semester in which the suspension occurred. Petition for Readmission Guidelines (pdf) are available through University College.

Suspension appeal appointments may only be schedule AFTER grades post in the affected spring or fall semester, and will be limited to specific dates and times. To schedule a suspension appeal call 512.245.3579.

Suspended students who do not provide documentary evidence of extenuating circumstances will not be reinstated.

*Students who have been suspended and who have had their appeal denied by their dean’s office have a final avenue of appeal to the Suspension Appeals Committee. For more information regarding the Suspension Appeals Committee call 512.245.3579.


Deadlines

The Petition for Readmission deadline for summer 2014 reinstatement is 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2014. The deadline for fall 2014 reinstatement is 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

*Students whose petition is denied by University College have the option to have their case reviewed by the University Suspension Appeals Committee. For spring 2014 reinstatement, The Texas State University Suspension Appeals Committee will meet on May 28, 2014 (for summer 2014) and on August 19, 2014 (for fall 2014) beginning at 8:45 a.m. in JCM 2112 and JCM 2118. Contact Michelle Bohn at m.bohn@txstate.edu for more information regarding the University Suspension Appeals Committee.