Minimum Grade Requirements
A minimum 2.0 cumulative institutional GPA is required to avoid probation. Students in the Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education & Human Development must maintain a minimum of 2.75 cumulative institutional GPA. All transfer students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA to transfer into Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
If it is the student’s first semester at Texas A&M University-San Antonio (transfer or freshman) and at the end of their first term the student earns less than a 2.0 institutional GPA, they will be placed on Academic Warning. In order to get off of academic warning a student must bring their institutional GPA to a 2.0 or higher by the following term. If the student does not bring their GPA to a 2.0 in one semester or term, the student will then be placed on scholastic probation. All academic warning students will be required to meet with an Academic Success Coach, but will not be required to complete JAGS.
Undergraduate students will be placed on scholastic probation any time their overall grade point average at Texas A&M University-San Antonio falls below 2.0. Students placed on scholastic probation for the first time are required to seek academic advising before registering for classes and are required to meet with the Student Academic Success Center in order to register for the following term and participate in the JAGS program. In order to remain on scholastic probation, a student must earn a semester or term GPA of 2.0. As long as the student maintains a semester GPA of a 2.0 and remains beneath a 2.0 institutional GPA, the student will be required to meet with the Student Academic Success Center and participate in the JAGS program. Students on scholastic probation are limited to 13 hours every semester they remain on scholastic probation.
Students who have been placed on scholastic probation and earn beneath a 2.0 semester or term GPA will be placed on academic dismissal. Because it is the first dismissal, the student will be required to sit out one semester and must complete an academic appeal, submit a personal letter, and an academic success plan. The appeal deadlines are as follows:
If a student is dismissed from the University a second or subsequent time, the student will be required to sit out a full academic year (fall, spring, and summer) before re-applying to the University. In order to re-apply the student must apply via https://www.applytexas.org, pay the Admissions fee, and submit an appeal to the University by the stated deadline below. The appeal deadlines are as follows:
All transcripts, appeal paperwork/documentation, and application fee must be paid before the deadline listed above. Appeal decisions are made by the Academic Suspension committee and are final.
Appeal Process for Dismissal
Any student placed on Dismissal has the right to appeal to change that status. Students must initiate the appeal process with Student Success Center.
- Students will be counseled by a Student Academic Success Coach. The student will obtain the appeal form, complete it, and submit any supporting documentation to the Academic Success Coach at least15 days before the start of the term. This appeal should only be completed in extenuating circumstances. The Academic Suspension committee is within their rights to deny the appeal and require the student to sit out the requisite amount of time.
- The form will be reviewed by Academic Suspension Committee and a determination made regarding the outcome. If a student’s appeal is approved, the student must then participate in the JAGS program as part of their requirement for reinstatement.
- If approved, the student is informed by the Director of Student Success and the Office of the Registrar is informed to allow registration for that term. Reinstated students will be limited to 13 hours automatically. It is at the Suspension Committee’s discretion to limit the student further (3, 6, 9, or 12 hours). The restriction will stay on as long as the student is on scholastic probation or reinstatement.
- If the appeal is denied, the student is notified of the decision by the Director of the Student Success Center and the academic dismissal status remains on the record. Students must reapply to the University if they do not enroll within one calendar year from the initiation of the academic dismissal.
As part of the re-admission appeal process, all students are required to develop, in consultation with an Academic Success Coach from the Student Success Center, a student success plan. As part of the student success plan, students will be required to complete specified assessments as well as participate in the JAGS Program. Students are required to complete the JAGS program as long as they remain on scholastic probation.
Jaguar Academic Guide for Success (JAGS)
JAGS is a student success program that houses a comprehensive academic success plan including academic workshops, online modules, and one-on-one meetings to track student progress. The purpose of JAGS is to enhance student learning, create opportunities for students to establish a record of academic successes and provide individualized success plans created in collaboration with the student an Academic Success Coach. Each plan emphasizes the strengths of each learner and identifies areas needing improvement.