Maintaining Chess Scholarships
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Chess Scholarship recipients agree to meet the following academic requirements:

  • Earn a 3.0 GPA or better each semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better at the conclusion of each academic year.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 unique UT Dallas credit hours per semester and complete a total of 30 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their freshman academic year, 60 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their sophomore academic year, 90 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their junior academic year, and 120 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their senior academic year.

Please note: Only unique credit hours will be calculated each semester. This means hours repeated for course credit will only be counted once.

Understanding the Academic Requirements

Probation

Students who do not complete 15 unique UT Dallas credit hours and achieve a 3.0 GPA or better at the conclusion of each semester are placed on probation and required to participate in our Chess Scholarship Student Success Program.

Check markMet requirement
X markDid not meet requirement

Semester Requirements based on Term GPA and Hours Completed

Semester Requirements based on Term GPA and Hours Completed

Termination

Chess Scholarship students must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and complete a total of 30 unique UT Dallas credit hours each academic year. Students that do not meet both of these requirements are subject to termination. Prior to termination, each student will be given the opportunity to participate in the Chess Scholarship Summer Academic Progress Initiative (SAPI).

Check markMet requirement
X markDid not meet requirement

Academic Year Requirements Based on Cumulative GPA and Total Hours Completed

Chess Scholarship Student Success Program

The Chess Scholarship Student Success Program was created to engage Chess Scholarship students who may not be on track to meet the Chess Scholarship academic requirements necessary to maintain their scholarship. At the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, students who have not met the program academic requirements are placed in the Chess Scholarship Student Success Program. The Chess Scholarship Student Success Program is a requirement for every student who does not meet the Chess Scholarship academic requirements at the conclusion of a semester.

In this program, students receive one-on-one attention from the success program advisor to:

  • Create a personalized academic success plan
  • Learn about the helpful resources that are available on campus, such as the GEMS Center and Student Counseling Center
  • Discuss challenges and develop creative solutions

If students receive a Chess Scholarship probation notice, they must schedule to meet with the success program advisor prior to census day (the 14th day of classes) of the current semester.