Enrollment in Graduate Courses (Part 4 of 5)
Every student enrolled in the College of Graduate Studies is required to maintain a high level of performance and comply fully with the policies of the institution. The college reserves the right to suspend any graduate student who does not maintain satisfactory academic standing or fails to conform to university regulations.
Students who have achieved admission are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on work completed at Tarleton. If in a particular semester a student’s cumulative or overall GPA falls below the minimum, he/she will be given notice of unsatisfactory academic performance. The student must attain a 3.0 cumulative GPA during his or her next period of enrollment; failure to do so will result in suspension for one long semester or the summer term. This may require the student to retake previous courses which caused their GPA to drop below an acceptable level. A student must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average every semester upon returning from the suspension. A graduate student is allowed one suspension. If poor academic performance results in a second suspension, the student will be permanently dismissed from the university.
Generally the student on academic warning or suspension is sent a letter informing them of their academic standing. However, students may view their academic transcripts in DuckTrax and should note academic standing. If there is a question contact the Graduate Office.
At the end of any grading period, if a student’s overall GPA falls below a 2.0 he/she will be automatically suspended. Students who have been admitted conditionally must meet the requirements stipulated for attaining full admission status. Conditions may require a GPA greater than 3.0. If requirements are not met, admission will be rescinded, and any further enrollment will be for undergraduate course work only, as a post-baccalaureate student.
Post-baccalaureate students are subject to the academic progress policies applicable to undergraduates at Tarleton State University. Academic deficiencies of students in this category will be calculated according to the current undergraduate probation/suspension policy.
Graduate students who are on first-time suspension must apply to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies for reinstatement after serving the suspended semester.