2013-2014 Student Handbook

Academic Policies

Academic Action

  • Dean's List

    The Dean's List is compiled each semester by the colleges. To qualify for this recognition, undergraduate students must earn a 3.50 minimum grade point average (the grade of S is not counted) on nine or more semester hours completed during the semester. The Cullen College of Engineering requires a 3.50 or better on a minimum of 12 semester hours. Students who earn a grade of I (except in a senior honors thesis course), D, F, or U during the semester are excluded from consideration for the Dean's List. Some colleges have additional requirements. For additional information, consult the catalog for the college of major or contact the office of the Dean.

  • 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 and must be advised by the Academic Advising Center of Undergraduate Scholars at UH and their major departments.

    Second semester FTIC students who have completed their first long semester and all other students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 shall be placed on academic probation. They 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.

    The first academic suspension is for a period of at least one long semester (fall or spring).

    Students placed on academic suspension for the first time at the end of a fall semester may apply for readmission for the following fall at the earliest.

    Students placed on academic suspension for the first time at the end of a spring semester may apply for readmission for the following spring at the earliest.

    Students placed on academic suspension for the first time at the end of a summer semester may apply for readmission for the following spring at the earliest.

    The second academic suspension is for a period of at least 12 months.

    After the third academic suspension, students will not be eligible to re-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 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 any majors in that college whose academic records are deficient on academic probation, retain on probation, or suspension.

  • Readmission from Academic Probation and Suspension

    This applies to students on academic probation who have interrupted their enrollment for 13 months or longer and all students on academic suspension.

    Only the dean of the college in which students are seeking readmission may readmit students on academic suspension from UH. Only the Director of Undergraduate Scholars at UH may readmit students who have not declared a major.

    Readmission from academic suspension is neither automatic nor guaranteed. Students seeking readmission must reapply to the university using the Apply Texas Application (ATA) and must pay the required application fee.

    Students must also appeal to the dean of the college in which they wish to earn their degrees in accordance with the college's policies and procedures pertaining to readmission from academic suspension. Colleges may have different appeal processes; 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.