A student’s academic standing, whether the student is a doctoral student, a graduate degree-seeking student, a special graduate student, or a non-degree-seeking graduate student, is defined as good standing, academic probation, or academic dismissal.
Good standing is the absence of any contingency that would result in the student’s being on academic probation or academic dismissal.
Academic probation describes the standing of a student at the graduate level who is in one of the following categories:
- A student who fails to achieve a grade point average in any term at UTSA of 3.0 or higher, irrespective of level of courses taken.
- A student who received a grade of “D” in any course in a term.
- A student who does not meet all requirements for unconditional or regular admission and who, by special action, is admitted on academic probation.
- A student who has been reinstated following academic dismissal.
- To graduate, all graduate students must have a grade point average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Academic probation is cleared only when none of the above criteria apply and when the student achieves an overall grade point average of 3.0 as a graduate student at UTSA. Students on academic probation are encouraged to discuss their status with their academic advisors.
Please note: All courses affect your GPA and your academic standing, including undergraduate courses taken as a graduate student.
Academic dismissal occurs:
- When a student at the graduate level earns a grade point average of less than 2.0 in any term.
- When a student at the graduate level earns a grade of “F” in any course.
- When a student at the graduate level is admitted on probation with conditions and fails to meet a condition.
- When a student at the graduate level who is on academic probation during a term would again be placed on academic probation under the provisions of academic probation set forth above. If, however, the student’s UTSA grade point average for the term is at least 3.0, he or she will continue on academic probation.
Please note:All courses affect your GPA and your academic standing, including undergraduate courses taken as a graduate student.
A student who has been dismissed academically may petition for reinstatement after one long semester (Fall or Spring) has elapsed from the date of dismissal. Please visit our Petition for Reinstatement page for more information.