Academic Suspension

What is Academic Suspension?

If you are on academic probation and your semester GPA falls below the required 2.0 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students, you will be placed on academic suspension. If you are suspended, you will not be able to enroll, audit or visit classes for a period of time, as follows:

  • First suspensionone semester
  • Second suspension – one year
  • Third suspensionindefinitely

When can you return to UHCL?

Suspension at the end of First Suspension Second Suspension Third Suspension
Fall Following Summer Spring of the following academic year Determined on appeal
Spring Following Fall Summer of the following academic year Determined on appeal
Summer Following Spring Fall of the following academic year Determined on appeal

Early Reinstatement

For Suspension

If you feel you had extenuating circumstances beyond your control which affected your academic performance, you may make a request for consideration for early reinstatement to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Your written petition should address the circumstance that led to your academic difficulties, how your circumstances have changed and what are the steps you intend to take to improve your academic performance if you are readmitted. Attached to your request should be a copy of transcripts showing your academic history at other institutions that you might have attended while under suspension.

Early reinstatement is not automatic. The gravity of the circumstance and academic history will be considered in making a determination on whether the petition should be granted. Early reinstatement decisions made by the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management are final.

Reinstatement Process

Before you can return to UHCL after serving your suspension period, you must:

  • Determine if you will remain in the degree program that you were previously enrolled in. If you are not seeking to change majors upon your return, you will need to submit a request for reinstatement to the associate dean of your school. If you intend to change your degree program, you will need to make your reinstatement petition to the associate dean in the school of your desired program.

    Your written request should address the circumstance that led to your academic difficulties, how your circumstances have changed and what are the steps you intend to take to improve your academic performance if you are readmitted. Attached to your request should be a copy of transcripts showing your academic history at other institutions that you might have attended while under suspension.
  • Request academic transcripts from other institutions you have attended during your absence from UHCL be sent to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit a new admissions application and pay the appropriate application fee, if you are applying for reinstatement after a year of non-enrollment at UHCL.

After Reinstatement

Once you are reinstated, your academic standing will change from academic suspension to academic probation. You will be placed under mandatory academic counseling until you return to good standing. This means that as long as you are on probation you will have a registration hold that will prevent you from registering for classes until you visit with your academic advisor.

Contact
  • Office of the Registrar

    Phone: 281-283-2525
    Fax: 281-283-2530
    Email: registrar@uhcl.edu

    NII1200
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 86
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - noon