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Information for COE Students: Returning and Students on Academic Warning, Probation & Suspension

Information for Transfer Students, Students on Academic Probation / Suspension & Students Returning from an interruption in education.

The College of Education is interested in the success of all students.  Whether you are a transfer student, a student on academic probation, or a student returning from suspension, we care about your education, your goals, and your personal success.  No matter the type of assistance you need, we will do our best to help connect you to the right person or resource!

Time Line for COE Returning Students

Per Admissions guidelines, students who reapply for readmission from suspension, as well as students who wish to return after an interruption of four consecutive semesters or 13 consecutive months, must apply for readmission by selecting the Readmit, Undergraduate application at www.ApplyTexas.org.

Readmission Deadline Dates

Students Readmitting from Good Standing or Probation (refers to a student who returns after an interruption of at least four terms or 13 consecutive months/reference Undergraduate Catalog)

Fall Deadline for having ALL documents below in to COE:  Before June 1

Spring Deadline for having ALL documents below in to COE:  Before November 1

Summer Deadline for having ALL documents below in to COE:  Before April 1

  • An advising session with the academic advisor in your chosen major (Email your advisor to schedule an appointment.  Returning students should not expect to come for readmission advising on a walk-in day.  Readmissions students are not able to make advisor appointments via AccessUH and must email the advisor for the appointment.  Inform your advisor in the email that you are a returning student and unable to schedule an appointment online.)
  • Probation students must complete at least two workshops from LAUNCH (or other approved resource on campus recommended by your advisor.)  Plan to attend these workshops well in advance and provide proof of attendance when meeting with the advisor. Probation students returning from an interruption must also schedule a meeting with the Retention Specialist prior to re-applying for admission.  Please call 713-743-5000 and ask to speak with the Retention Specialist.  You will bring your completed self-assessment to the meeting.
  • Self-Assessment 

Students applying to the College of Education for readmission will go through a committee review before a decision regarding admissions is made.  An application for readmission does not guarantee automatic acceptance into the college.

Typically decisions for readmissions are made approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline for application.

Students who do not meet the readmission requirements for the major applied will need to reapply in a future term.  Students will be only be reviewed based on their first major choice.

Note:  Students placed on academic probation by COE will be expected to follow a growth plan and a hold will placed on the student’s account for future term enrollment.  The student will be expected to follow the growth plan in order to have the hold removed for the enrollment cycle.

Students Readmitting from Suspension

Note:  Students on suspension wishing to readmitted should read the UH Policy on Suspension carefully.  The College of Education does not readmit students to begin in the summer term.

While we hope to see all students successfully complete a degree with us, not everyone is ready to do so.  Thus, readmission from suspension is not guaranteed.  To be considered for readmission to the College of Education, there are several steps (see below) that you should take before making your application.

Students wishing to be readmitted from Suspension for the Fall term must have all the items below completed before May 1.

Students wishing to be readmitted from Suspension for the Spring term must have all the items below completed before October 1.

You must have met with the Retention Specialist, submitted your essay, completed your LAUNCH workshops, and completed the self-assessment PRIOR to the dates above.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

1. Speak with the Retention Specialist in the College of Education, Farish Hall, 160.  Please call 713-743-5000 to schedule an appointment.

2. Once an appointment is made, be prepared for your meeting.  You will need to have the Self-Assessment completed as well as a thoughtful, reflective essay.  The essay should be emailed to the Retention Specialist before the meeting date and explain any obstacles you may have had which caused you to be on suspension, the reason you want to major in your choice major, a detailed plan of action for your future success, and a minimum of three attainable and measurable goals that you want to achieve by the end of the reentry term.  The essay must be typed, double spaced, and well written.  Essays that are written below college level expectations of grammar and composition will be returned to students without further review.  During the meeting an assessment will be made based your major choice, major requirements, self-assessment and essay to make a determination whether your major choice meets the requirements.

3. If the Retention Specialist determines you are a good candidate for readmission given all the information from your documents and historical coursework, you will be ready to meet with your academic advisor and reapply by the deadline!

On or before the actual Application Deadline date, a student should have the following completed:

  • An advising session with the academic advisor in your chosen major (Email your advisor to schedule an appointment.  Returning students should not expect to come for readmission advising on a walk-in day.  Readmissions students are not able to make advisor appointments via AccessUH and must email the advisor for the appointment.  Inform your advisor in the email that you are a returning student and unable to schedule an appointment online.)
  • Complete at least two workshops from LAUNCH (Learning Advancements for Undergraduate Cougars of Houston) or other resource visits as deemed acceptable by the Retention Specialist.  Proof of attendance will be required at the time of your advisor meeting.
  • The Retention Specialist will give a copy of your Self-Assessment and Essay to your advisor for review.

Once you have completed these requirements, a committee will review all the documents and information on file regarding your readmission request.  Students applying to the College of Education for readmission will go through a committee review before a decision regarding admissions is made.  An application for readmission does not guarantee automatic acceptance into the college.

Typically decisions for readmissions are made approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline for application.

Failure to submit documents in a timely manner or failure to show up for a scheduled appointment will result in an automatic denial.

Note:  Students readmitted from suspension by COE will be expected to follow a growth plan and a hold will placed on the student’s account for future term enrollment.  Students will be expected to enroll in courses under their readmitted major.  The hold will managed by COE and will prevent the student from dropping or adding courses without approval from COE.  The student will be expected to follow the growth plan in order to have the hold removed for the enrollment cycle.