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 GPA or overall GPA falls below the 3.0 GPA minimum, he/she will be given notice of unsatisfactory academic performance. The student must attain a 3.0 cumulative GPA during her or his next period of enrollment; failure to do so will result in suspension for one long semester or the summer term. 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. A student's cumulative GPA is calculated based on coursework attempted at Tarleton State University and a student's overall GPA is calculated based on coursework attempted at Tarleton State University plus any applicable transfer coursework.
At the end of any grading period, if a student's overall GPA falls below 2.0 he/she will be automatically suspended.
Students who have been admitted on Academic Warning must achieve a 3.0 GPA or greater their first semester of enrollment. If requirements are not met, admission will be rescinded, and students will be placed on Academic Suspension.
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, however, undergraduate courses taken in conjunction with graduate courses will be used to determine academic standing.
Graduate students who are on first-time suspension must reapply (including the $30 application fee) to the College of Graduate Studies for reinstatement.