Academic Standing

Students are expected to maintain a level of scholastic achievement that allows them to meet the grade requirements for graduation. Students remain in good standing when they maintain a UTSA grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students who fail to maintain the minimum required grade point average of 2.0 in all work attempted at UTSA will be placed on academic warning, academic probation, or academic dismissal as appropriate.

Academic Warning

First-time undergraduates at UTSA, including transfer students, who were admitted in good standing and earn a semester GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 during their first semester at UTSA are placed on academic warning. New provisional students and students admitted on academic probation are not eligible for the academic warning status. At the end of their second semester of registration at UTSA, the academic standing of students on academic warning will move into good standing if their overall UTSA GPA rises to at least 2.0, or their academic standing will be changed to academic probation if their overall UTSA GPA remains below 2.0. Students on academic warning may enroll in no more than 13 semester credit hours in a Fall or Spring Semester and no more than 7 semester credit hours in a Summer Semester.

Academic Probation

Students in good standing whose overall UTSA GPA falls below 2.0 (other than first-time undergraduates who meet the criteria for academic warning) are placed on academic probation. Academic probation will be cleared when a student achieves a 2.0 overall UTSA GPA. Students placed on academic probation must make a semester GPA of 2.0 or above in each semester of probation in order to remain enrolled. Students on academic probation whose semester GPA is below 2.0 will be placed on academic dismissal, even if their overall UTSA GPA is above 2.0. Students on academic probation may enroll in no more than 13 semester credit hours in a Fall or Spring Semester and no more than 7 semester credit hours in a Summer Semester.

Academic Dismissal and Reinstatement Policy and Procedures

Students on academic probation who earn a semester grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on academic dismissal. There are three types of academic dismissal, each of which is described below. If students believe there are nonacademic, extenuating circumstances that contributed to their inability to do well academically, they may appeal their dismissal. Students may appeal the decision through the Dean’s Office of their assigned college.

First Academic Dismissal:

 Students, other than those classified as provisional students, who are placed on academic dismissal for the first time will be reinstated if they so choose after not attending UTSA for the next regular semester (Fall, Spring, or entire Summer Semester). Students seeking reinstatement must apply for admission with the Admissions Office by July 1 for Fall Semester, November 15 for the Spring Semester, and May 1 for the Summer Semester. Students on academic dismissal from UTSA may attend other institutions and transfer appropriate coursework completed to UTSA, but grades earned cannot count toward or be used to improve their UTSA grade point average. If a student does enroll at another institution, an admission decision will be made upon receipt of an official transcript that reflects grades on coursework taken at that institution during the period of dismissal from UTSA. Reinstatement requires a 2.0 grade point average using a four-point grade scale.

Typically, a student subject to dismissal will be dismissed. A student who wishes to appeal a dismissal should contact the student’s assigned academic advisor for processes and deadlines. In unusual circumstances, a student may be allowed to continue subject to conditions prescribed by the Dean.

Subsequent Academic Dismissal:

Students placed on academic dismissal for a second or subsequent time may be reinstated after not attending UTSA for one calendar year with the approval of the reinstatement committee in their assigned college. Each of these committees reports to a college Dean who has final authority for determinations of reinstatements. 

Students seeking reinstatement must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and pay the reinstatement fee. The application for admission may be filed online. In addition to the application and fee payment, the applicant must complete a petition packet. The packet, including instructions, may be found on the Admissions Web site. The application, reinstatement fee, petition form and all required supporting documentation must be on file in the Admissions Office by June 15 for the Fall Semester; October 15 for the Spring Semester; and March 15 for the Summer Semester, to be considered by the appropriate reinstatement committee. The reinstatement committee’s decision, and any conditions of the decision, will be communicated to the applicant by the reinstatement committee. Students on academic dismissal from UTSA may attend other institutions and transfer appropriate coursework completed to UTSA, but grades earned cannot count toward or be used to improve their UTSA grade point average.