1.- What is Probation?
Academic probation is a term used to describe a student's standing when the GPA goes below the minimum GPA of 2.0.
2.- What is Suspension?
Once a student is on probation, suspension will occur if at the end of the probationary semester the overall GPA remains below a 2.0.
3. How does a student re-establish his/her Probation/Suspension status?
There are several things a student must do:
- Talk to an advisor to obtain guidence for this situation.
- Reestablish GPA; Bring it higher than a 2.0.
- Complete re–instatement form by visiting your department.
4. What happens if a student remains on Suspension?
One of two things could happen:
- Academic Suspension for One Year If a student has been suspended for one semester, returns to UTEP for one semester and still has less than 2.0 GPA, then the student will be suspended for one year, which means that the student will not be allowed to register for any classes at UTEP for one full year. After the one year is over, the student can choose to petition his/her department for reinstatement. If approved, the student will be allowed to re-enroll for one semester on academic probation. The advisor and/or the assistant director for undergraduate studies will also impose certain restrictions such as the amount of hours the student can register for or set a certain GPA standard the student must achieve for the semester.
- Academic Suspension for Two Years If a student still does not do well in the semester following the one-year suspension, then the student will be suspended for two years. After the two full years, the student can choose to petition the department for reinstatement. If approved, the student will be allowed to register for classes probably with some restrictions and expectations as mentioned above.
5. Can my GPA be recalculated?
Yes! All Freshman Level courses Repetition of UTEP freshman level courses (1XXX): If a grade of "A", "B", "C", "D", or "F" is earned when the course is repeated for the first time, the previously earned grade is automatically excluded from the GPA calculation. Both grades earned remain on the academic record and the record will be annotated with the symbol (E-Excluded) next to the first grade. The last grade earned is the official grade for a course.
Engineering students that want to have their GPA recalculated must meet with their advisor and the department chair before being able to fill the GPA recalculation Form. If approved by both of them the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies must sign the form, and then it must be submitted to the Engineering Programs for Achievement, Success, & Opportunity (E-PASO) Office at Engineering Building Rm E-226.
6. How do I calculate my GPA?
The Grade Point Average is the sum of quality points divided by the total number of attempted credit hours. The quality points are calculated by multiplying the grade points earned times the credit hours of the class.
A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
|Course||Grade Earned(x)||Credit Hours(y)||Quality Points(z)||GPA|
|Quality Points = x*y||GPA = z/y|
7. How do I re-establish my GPA?
- Understand how to calculate GPA
- Retake courses
- Be proactive and drop classes when you know you're not doing well.
8. What is an Option 2?
It is also known by many institutions as an "academic fresh start". It allows you to erase your GPA and start over.
Things that you need to know before taking an Option 2:
- Once an Option 2 is taken all of your UTEP credits will be lost.
- An Option 2 does not erase your prior work from record (i.e. all of the prior grades will not be calculated in your GPA, but they will appear on your transcript).
- You can only run an Option 2 one time.
- A student must not have been enrolled at UTEP for two years prior to taking an Option 2.
- Option 2 is not reversible.