What is Academic Probation?
As an undergraduate student, you are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA each semester. If you are a graduate student, you are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher each semester. If your cumulative GPA does not meet the required minimum, you are placed on academic probation.
Academic Probation and your F-1 Status
If you are placed on academic probation, you are still able to enroll full-time and therefore, your visa status is not in jeopardy. The combination of your semester GPA and cumulative GPA determines your academic standing once you are placed on academic probation. You will need to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 each semester if you are an undergraduate or a 3.0 if you are a graduate student in order to avoid being placed on academic suspension. You will remain on academic probation until your cumulative GPA meets the required minimum of 2.0 if you are an undergraduate or 3.0 if you are a graduate student.
Undergraduate - Cumulative GPA After Initial Probation
|Semester GPA After Initial Probation||Less than 2.0||Greater than 2.0|
|Less than 2.0||Academic Suspension||Not Applicable|
|Greater than 2.0||Continued Academic Probation||Good Standing|
Graduate - Cumulative GPA After Initial Probation
|Semester GPA After Initial Probation||Less than 3.0||Greater than 3.0|
|Less than 3.0||Academic Suspension||Not Applicable|
|Greater than 3.0||Continued Academic Probation||Good Standing|
Returning to good academic standing
We encourage you to visit the Academic Support Services at UHCL such as Student Success Center, Writing Center and Math Center to access academic support services that can assist you in improving your academic performance. We strongly recommend that you visit with your academic advisor to review your degree plan and discuss your course selections each semester to facilitate your return to good standing.