Academic Standards


Academic Standing - Undergraduate Students


Minimum Grade Requirements
A minimum 2.0 cumulative institutional GPA is required to avoid probation. Students in the Teacher Preparation Program in the School of Education and Kinesiology must maintain a minimum of 2.5 cumulative institution GPA. All transfer students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA to transfer into Texas A&M University-San Antonio.


Scholastic Probation
Undergraduate students will be placed on scholastic probation any time their overall grade point average at Texas A&M University-San Antonio falls below 2.0. Such students are required to seek academic advising before registering for classes. Students who have been placed on scholastic probation will be removed from such probation at the conclusion of the semester or summer term at this university, if they have achieved a 2.0 grade point average.


Enforced Withdrawal
Students who have been placed on scholastic probation, and who fail to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average during the next long semester, will be placed on enforced withdrawal. Students who have been placed on enforced withdrawal may return after an absence of one semester; however, students placed on enforced withdrawal for a third time may return only after an absence of one year. These students must obtain an approval letter from the appropriate school head and submit a readmission application to the Office of Admission. In any case, the required absence period may be shortened or eliminated upon approval of the academic division head. Students who believe there are nonacademic, extenuating circumstances that contributed to their inability to perform well academically may appeal their enforced withdrawal. Students who wish to appeal should contact their academic advisor for procedures and deadlines.


Removal of Enforced Withdrawal Status by Summer Study
Students placed on enforced withdrawal at the end of the spring semester are eligible to attend the subsequent summer session. If the student achieves a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher at the conclusion of the summer terms, the enforced withdrawal status will be removed.


Academic Standing - Graduate Students


Minimum Grade Requirements
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required in each program segment (major/supporting field/resource or graduate certification). Grades of D or F do not apply toward a graduate degree but are used to figure grade point averages. Courses may be repeated for credit, in which case the last grade of record is the official grade. Minimum grades required for stem work (assigned prerequisites) are noted on the initial degree plan and/or certification plan. Courses taken outside official program(s) are not subject to these grade requirements unless so specified by the program adviser on the degree plan.


Scholastic Probation
A graduate student pursuing a specific program is placed on scholastic probation if, at the end of either long semester or the second summer session, the cumulative grade point average of the student's graduate program falls below 3.0. If the probationary status is not removed during the next full semester for which the student enrolls (combined summer terms count as one full semester), the student must be reinstated before registering for further graduate work.


Reinstatement
The graduate student who is dismissed for any reason may request reinstatement through the Director of Graduate Studies. The student will be screened by the graduate directory in consultation with the graduate coordinator and program advisor from the academic area in which the student desired to study.


Satisfactory Rate of Progress
A graduate student must exhibit a normal and reasonable rate of scholastic progress. If, in the opinion of the student's committee and the graduate director, the student has made an unsatisfactory rate of progress, the student may be dismissed from a specific program, even with a grade record that falls within guidelines.