COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Each course offered by The University of Texas at El Paso is identified by a four-digit course number. The first number indicates the level: 0 = precollege or remedial, 1 = freshman, 2 = sophomore, 3 = junior, 4 = senior, 5 or 6 = graduate. The second number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The last two numbers identify the course within its particular department.

Lower Division Courses are designated by a 1 or 2 as the first digit of the course number.

Upper Division (Advanced) Courses are designated by a 3 or 4 as the first digit of the course number. The student should refer to the departmental and college requirements for specific conditions, if any, imposed on registration in advanced courses.

Graduate Courses are designated by a 5 or 6 as the first digit of the course number.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, a C average, for all work attempted at UTEP, and at least a GPA of 2.0 for all course work required in the major field of study. These are University-wide minimum requirements for the conferral of any bachelorís degree, but higher minimum standards of performance are required in some programs.

When final grades of each term are posted to the student academic record, both term GPA (for the semester or session just ended) and cumulative GPA (for all work attempted at UTEP) are included. In addition, designations appropriate to the studentís past academic performance and eligibility to re-enroll at the University are included.

A student whose cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or higher is eligible to re-enroll.

A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation until a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is achieved. The student on academic probation is eligible to re-enroll.

A student will remain on academic probation when the semester grade point average is at least a 2.0, and the cumulative grade point average is below a 2.0. The student on academic probation is eligible to re-enroll.

A student on academic probation whose semester and cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension for one semester. A student on academic suspension for one semester whose semester and cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension for one year. A student on academic suspension for one year whose semester and cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension for two years. The conditions for reinstatement are described below:

    1. Academic suspension for one semester. A student thus suspended MAY
    2. NOT re-enroll at the University until one long semester of full summer session has elapsed, following which, if the student wishes to re-enroll, he/she must negotiate a Petition for Reinstatement with the academic dean. If the petition is approved, the student will be permitted to re-enroll under academic probation, plus any special conditions which may be imposed by the academic dean.

    3. Academic suspension for one year. A student thus suspended MAY NOT
    4. re-enroll at the University until one full calendar year has elapsed, following which, if the student wishes to re-enroll, he/she must negotiate a Petition for Reinstatement with the academic dean of the previous major or, if the student is selecting a new major, the dean of the intended new major. If reinstated, the student will be permitted to re-enroll under academic probation, plus any special conditions of the Petition of Reinstatement.

    5. Academic suspension for two years. A student thus suspended MAY NOT
    6. re-enroll at the University until two full calendar years have elapsed, following which, if the student wishes to re-enroll, he/she must negotiate a Petition for Reinstatement with the academic dean of the previous major or, if the student is selecting a new major, the dean of the intended new major. If reinstated, the student will be permitted to re-enroll under academic probation, plus any special conditions of the Petition for Reinstatement.

Any student who attempts to circumvent the foregoing policies and procedures is subject to disciplinary action.

Any appeal from the regulations governing academic performance shall be directed to the dean of the college in which the student is a major, who is empowered to grant relief in unusual cases if the circumstances warrant such action.