Minimum Academic Standards
Students must meet minimum academic standards in work completed at Texas State. Those who fail to do so are placed on academic probation or academic suspension, as appropriate. In determining whether a student is placed on probation or suspension, only grades earned at Texas State are considered.
Academic probation is an emphatic warning that the quality of the student’s work has not met Texas State’s minimum academic standards and that the quality must improve during the probationary semester in order for the student to continue at Texas State. A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of the fall or spring semester in which the Texas State GPA is less than 2.00. A student will be removed from academic probation at the end of any long semester or summer term if the Texas State GPA is 2.00 or higher.
Students placed on academic probation are given two probationary semesters (fall or spring terms) to raise their Texas State GPA to 2.00. For example, if a student is placed on academic probation because the Texas State GPA has fallen to 1.85, then at the end of the two following probationary semesters the Texas State GPA must be 2.00 or higher, or the student will be placed on first academic suspension. Grades earned in developmental coursework, in which neither hours nor grades are calculated toward the GPA, will not affect a student’s academic standing.
University College will notify all General Studies, Exploratory, Exploratory Professional, and Exploratory International Studies majors who are placed on academic probation via Bobcat Mail.
Advising holds are placed on the records of all students who are on academic probation. This hold prevents students from registering for classes and/or from changing their course schedules for upcoming semesters. Advising holds are removed once a student meets with an academic advisor.
To schedule an advising appointment, PACE students should call 512.245.7223.
General Studies, Exploratory, Exploratory Professional, and Exploratory International Studies students should call 512.245.2218.