Academic Policies and Procedures

Disciplinary Actions

Scholastic Probation

All students who show an overall cumulative grade point deficiency, defined as a cumulative UT Dallas grade point average (GPA) below a 'C' or 2.00 on a 4.00 scale, are placed on scholastic probation automatically by notation of such status on their academic record. Associate Deans of Undergraduate Education may also place students within their academic units on academic probation for failing to maintain at least a 2.00 GPA in the major and related courses, independent of the overall GPA.

Grade point deficiencies incurred at UT Dallas must be removed by completing additional course work at UT Dallas. Grade points earned at other institutions are not used in computing the GPA and may not be used to remove a grade point deficiency.

Students on scholastic probation must meet with an academic advisor prior to registration while on probation. Such students may register for a maximum of 14 semester credit hours, must earn a semester 2.20 GPA and may not withdraw or request an incomplete from classes. Violation of these requirements may lead to the student's suspension from the University and further academic penalties. Students on scholastic probation who elevate their cumulative GPA to a 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale shall regain their 'good academic standing' status.

Students whose performance results in scholastic probation who have already pre-registered for more than 14 hours in the upcoming probationary semester will have their schedule reduced to 14 hours; students should immediately consult with their academic advisor about the courses to be dropped.

An Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education may impose additional probationary restrictions on students within their academic unit. Removal from probation is reflected on the student transcript.

Academic Warning

Failure to meet the terms of scholastic probation will result in the issuance of an academic warning. During a warning semester, students must meet the same academic requirements as a probationary semester. Failure to meet these requirements results in automatic suspension from UT Dallas for a period of at least one long academic semester. Meeting the probationary requirements, during a warning semester, entitles the student to a continuance of the warning status.

Students on academic warning status who elevate their cumulative GPA to a 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale shall regain their 'good academic standing' status. However, should their cumulative GPA drop below a 2.00 again, they will immediately be placed on academic warning and must meet the probationary requirements imposed or receive suspension.

Students who leave the University on scholastic probation or academic warning will be readmitted with the same status, even if they have attended another institution in the interim. If a student withdraws from the University while on scholastic probation or academic warning, and if this action results in an additional grade point deficiency, the student has failed to meet the minimum requirements for removal of scholastic restrictions and further penalties will be imposed. A probationary student would receive an academic warning and a student on academic warning status would receive suspension.

Scholastic Suspension

Students are automatically placed on scholastic suspension by the University for failure to meet the terms of an academic warning semester. Students who are under scholastic suspension may not enroll in, audit, or visit a class unless readmitted as described below. Students who have already pre-registered for classes will automatically be dropped from all classes. Notice of scholastic suspension will show on the student's transcript. All suspensions are through the next long semester.

Students in a major who are placed on an initial one-semester scholastic suspension by the University may be readmitted only by submitting a readmission petition to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education for their academic unit. Non-degree-seeking students and students with undeclared majors who are placed on suspension for the first time may be readmitted only by the permission of the Dean of Undergraduate Education. Students thus readmitted may be subject to additional probationary conditions placed upon them by the Associate Dean or Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Students placed on scholastic suspension for a second or subsequent time may apply for reinstatement to the University after having not attended UT Dallas for a minimum of 12 months. Such students may be readmitted only by petition of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education of their academic unit to the Dean of Undergraduate Education. Non-degree-seeking students and students with undeclared majors who are placed on suspension for a second or subsequent time may be readmitted only by the permission of the Dean of Undergraduate Education.

A student who reenters the University after scholastic suspension will reenter on academic warning.

NOTE: If, following academic suspension, a student petitioning for re-admission also wishes to change majors, the student must complete the "Change of Major Form" prior to petitioning for re-admission to the University (See "Major Change," for details.) If the Change of Major is approved the receiving Associate Dean will determine the validity of the re-admission petition.