2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Academic Probation and Suspension Policies

All undergraduate students are required to meet certain academic standards. Academic probation/suspension policies are designed to provide careful supervision of the program of study and progress of the student. Failure to meet standards will place students on academic probation or academic suspension. The minimum satisfactory record at TCU for normal progress and graduation is an overall "C" average on all work taken at TCU.

Each semester's grades are reviewed to determine attainment of academic standards. Students are required to maintain academic progress according to the standards set forth below. Failure to meet these expectations will result in academic warning, probation or suspension.

Academic Warning

Students will be placed on academic warning if they have attempted (i.e., received a grade) at least nine semester hours but fewer than 18 total semester hours at any accredited institution and their cumulative TCU GPA falls below 2.00. Academic warning will not become a part of the official transcript. Students will be placed on academic warning only once during their matriculation at TCU.

Academic Probation

Students who fail to achieve:

  • A 2.00 cumulative TCU GPA in any semester of attendance following academic warning will be placed on academic probation, or,
  • A 2.00 cumulative TCU GPA in any semester of attendance will be placed on academic probation if they have attempted 18 or more cumulative semester hours at any accredited institution.

Academic probation will become part of their official transcript.

Academic Suspension

Students who have been placed on academic probation at any time during their matriculation at TCU will be subject to academic suspension if they fail to maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA at TCU in any subsequent semester of attendance.

Students who are subject to academic suspension will have their academic progress reviewed by their academic dean and will be notified in writing as to the academic suspension decision and any special conditions for re-enrollment. A student's suspension may be for a single semester or for a full calendar year and may or may not include summer terms, at the discretion of the dean of the student's major. A second suspension will be for a minimum of a full calendar year.

Following suspension the student must apply for re-enrollment to the University. Re-enrollment requires the approval of the academic dean of the student's intended major. Credit earned from another college or university during a period of academic-related suspension may not be transferred to TCU. A student re-enrolled in the University following a period of suspension is automatically on probation.

Academic suspension will become part of their official transcript.