Academic Notice, Academic Probation, and Suspension
The standards below apply to all undergraduate and postbaccalaureate
students enrolled. Students who entered under a previous catalog will be
held to these standards.
- FTIC students who earn less than a 2.00 grade point
average in the first long semester (i.e., Fall or Spring) of enrollment
at the University of Houston shall be placed on academic notice. All new
students are encouraged to take 15 hours or less in their first
semester at this university. Students on academic notice are not on
academic probation and cannot be suspended. Students on academic notice
must be advised by the Academic Advising Center of Undergraduate
Scholars at UH and their major departments.
- Students are placed on academic probation if their
cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00. FTIC students and
sophomore students on academic probation are urged to seek advising in
their major departments. They may also consult the advisors in the
Academic Advising Center of Undergraduate Scholars at UH.
- Students on academic probation whose semester or summer
session grade point average is below 2.00 are placed on academic
suspension at the close of that semester or summer session.
- The first academic suspension is for a period of at least one semester (fall or spring or summer).
- Students placed on academic suspension at the end of a fall semester are not eligible to re-enroll until the following summer.
- Students placed on academic suspension at the end of a spring semester are not eligible to re-enroll until the following fall.
- Students placed on academic suspension at the end of a summer session are not eligible to re-enroll until the following spring.
- The second academic suspension is for a period of at least 12 months.
- After their third academic suspension, students are ineligible to enroll at the University of Houston.
- Students on academic probation whose cumulative grade
point average is below 2.00 but whose semester or summer session grade
point average is 2.00 or higher will remain on academic probation.
- Students on academic probation will be removed from that
status when their semester or summer session grade point average is 2.00
or higher and their cumulative grade point average is at or above 2.00.
Summer visiting students are not subject to academic probation or
suspension while in that status. If, however, they are later admitted as
regular students, the grades that they earned in their summer visiting
status will be included in all subsequent calculations of their
cumulative grade point average at the university.
Without regard to these regulations, the dean of a college may place
on academic probation, retain on probation, or suspend any majors in
that college whose academic records are deficient. The dean also may
remove from academic probation or academic suspension any majors in the
college whose academic progress warrants such action.
Readmission from Academic Suspension
- Only the dean of the college may readmit students on academic
suspension from the University of Houston. Only the Director of
Undergraduate Scholars at UH may readmit students who have not declared a
- Readmission from academic suspension is neither automatic nor
guaranteed. Students seeking readmission must submit to the dean of the
college in which they wish to earn their degrees:
- A written petition justifying their readiness to resume their studies at the university.
- Transcripts showing at least a 2.00 grade point average on all
college work completed elsewhere while on academic suspension from the
University of Houston.
- Transcripts of all other completed college work.
- Former Undergraduate Scholars (undeclared majors) must submit their petition and transcripts to the Director of Undergraduate Scholars at UH.
- Students seeking to change their majors from the college
from which they were suspended to another college must submit a "change
of major" request along with a petition for readmission from academic
suspension to the college of the intended major.
- Colleges may have additional policies and procedures pertaining to
readmission from academic suspension; therefore, students seeking
readmission should consult the appropriate college section in this
catalog or request information from the office of the academic dean for
specific college requirements.