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 suspension – one semester
- Second suspension – one year
- Third suspension – indefinitely
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|
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 Academic Affairs.
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 Academic Affairs are final.
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.
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.