Probation and Suspension
A graduate or post-graduate student as defined in this catalog is required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average for all Texas State 5000-, 6000-, and 7000-level courses (excluding required leveling courses) listed on a student’s degree audit for a graduate degree. Cumulative GPA’s are computed at the end of the fall term, the spring term, and the summer.
If a graduate degree seeking student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 during any term of enrollment at Texas State, the student will be placed on academic probation. In the next term of enrollment, the student must raise his or her cumulative Graduate College GPA to 3.0 or above or be suspended from The Graduate College. When the student has achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the term of probation, the student will be removed from probation status.
A student on suspension may petition the graduate dean for permission to re-enroll in The Graduate College. This written appeal should include additional supporting documentation. The appeal will be reviewed by the graduate advisor and subsequently by the graduate dean. Each readmission decision is made on an individual basis and the graduate dean's decision is final. Typically a student would be reinstated six months after suspension, but, in some cases, reinstatement is permissible prior to the sixth month period. If a student is readmitted after being suspended, the student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or be suspended again. Individual graduate programs may also impose additional cumulative GPA or course restrictions for their students.
Change of Major
Graduate students on probation may not change programs or admission status without a recommendation and special request from the prospective department. The dean of The Graduate College will review the request when making the final decision. If a suspended student wants to pursue a different program, the student must petition the graduate dean for permission. The written appeal should include a justification. If the dean grants permission to a student to pursue a different program, the student must submit an application for admission and comply with instructions as identified earlier under the degree-seeking admission requirements. This procedure must be completed in ample time to meet the admission deadlines. Acceptance in one program does not guarantee acceptance in another program.
If a student is receiving financial aid, the student must also meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements for financial aid. See the “General Information” section for further details.