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Academic Suspension & Probation

Readmission Deadlines:

UH Suspension Policies

If you are on academic probation (overall cumulative GPA has fallen below 2.0), and your semester GPA falls below 2.0, you will be placed on academic suspension.

  • While on suspension, a CLASS student may not apply for readmission until the conditions listed below have been met.
    • First suspension: You must sit out the next full semester, either the fall or the spring.
    • Second suspension: You must sit out one full year (12 months).
    • Third suspension: You are not eligible to be readmitted to UH Main Campus.
    • Readmission is not granted for the summer semester.
    • Readmission is neither automatic nor guaranteed.
      • Students must review readmission criteria for the college and major they intend to apply for.
      • Students who intend to pursue a major in CLASS who have not enrolled in and successfully completed coursework in the subject of the major they intend to return to should do so at a community college or other institution before reapplying to UH.
      • Students subject to suspension based upon coursework 10 or more years old should consider the Academic Fresh Start Program.

What to Do While on Academic Suspension

  • Evaluate your academic and career goals to determine what area of study you really want to pursue.
  • Discuss your options with your major advisor and career counselor in University Career Services UCS.
  • Review strategies to improve your academic performance and avoid suspension in the future.
  • Take classes at a community college or other university. Ensure coursework can be transferred to UH and used to meet major degree requirements.
  • Ensure that you have earned at least 6 credits of B grades in major content coursework for the major you intend to apply for either previously at UH, or through current completed coursework at a community college or other university.
  • Work on study and time management skills.
  • Pay any outstanding debt you owe UH on your myUH account.

*If you wish to pursue a degree outside of CLASS, you may reapply on the Apply Texas Application directly to that major. Keep in mind, each college has different readmission from suspension requirements, and you will need to meet their readmission requirements to be readmitted.

*Please ensure that you check other UH college websites to determine what you need to do for readmission. You will only get one major choice selection when you apply online.

*If you do not meet the criteria for the area of study you are interested in pursuing at UH, consider other alternatives at UH or at other area institutions.

CLASS Readmission Criteria

  1. Readmission is neither automatic nor guaranteed.
  2. You must intend to pursue a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
  3. You must have completed at least 6 credit hours, with a grade of "B" or better, of courses within CLASS that will apply towards the specific course requirements of your intended CLASS major. (Example: Students applying to return to UH to pursue a major in psychology must have 6 credits of B in psychology courses.)
  4. Outstanding financial balances owed to the University must be paid, and all financial holds must be cleared.
  5. Additional criteria for eligibility may apply.

Additional Readmission Criteria for students who were Suspended or on Academic Probation from a college other than the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences but intend to pursue a CLASS major includes the following:

  1. You must have a Cumulative UH and Transfer Combined GPA of at least 2.00 (Some CLASS majors require a higher GPA)
  2. You must have earned 30 credit hours or more (UH and officially submitted Transfer credit). *Students with less than 30 credit hours are eligible for UH Exploratory Studies.
  3. Students with 90 credits or more who have been suspended from another college before applying for Readmission to CLASS may not be admissible.
  4. Students who have earned a second suspension from UH before applying for Readmission to CLASS may not be admissible.
  5. Additional criteria for eligibility may apply.

All Students on Academic Suspension Must Apply for Readmission Through UH Admissions

  • Suspended students are required to apply for readmission using the Apply Texas Application and submit all credentials by the readmission deadline.
  • Deadlines as well as college specific procedures and requirements for readmission from suspension will be found at:
  • Most updated official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted by posted deadlines to the office of undergraduate admissions.

This procedure ensures students will have an official, complete academic record, including any transfer work attempted while suspended.

  • Once your application is complete through UH Main Campus Admissions, you will be emailed a notice from admissions regarding the timeline in which you will receive a status update on the college review for the major you applied for.