Freshmen (students with fewer than 30 attempted hours) whose cumulative UNT GPA falls below 2.00 for the first time are placed on Academic Alert. Students can only be placed on Academic Alert once; they must raise their cumulative UNT GPA to 2.00 or higher during their Academic Alert semester or they will be placed on PROBATION.
Students not eligible for Academic Alert whose cumulative UNT GPA falls below 2.00 will be placed on Probation. Students on Probation during a Fall or Spring semester must raise their cumulative UNT GPA to 2.00 to return to good standing with the University or earn a semester GPA of at least 2.25 to remain on Probation and avoid Suspension.
During a Fall or Spring semester, Probation students who fail to raise their cumulative UNT GPA to a 2.00 or earn a 2.25 semester GPA are placed on Suspension for one or more semesters. A first Suspension is for one long semester, a second Suspension is for two long semesters, and a third Suspension is for a minimum of four long semesters. After students complete their Suspension period, they may return to UNT on Probation.
Students who are on Probation cannot be placed on Suspension as a result of summer grades at UNT; however, students in good standing with the university may be placed on Probation as a result of summer grades at UNT. Suspension students are eligible and strongly encouraged to take summer courses at UNT. Students on Suspension who attend UNT during the summer and raise their cumulative UNT GPA to 2.00 are eligible to attend UNT during the Fall semester.
When students are placed on Academic Alert, Probation, and Suspension, it is extremely important that they make an appointment with a College Advisor as soon as possible. If a student participated in Early Registration, his or her classes for the next semester will likely need to be changed because of prerequisites and necessary repeats of failed courses. In order for students on Academic Alert and Probation to change their schedules or to register for the next semester, they will need a four-digit advising code, which College Advisors will provide in person only. Students placed on Suspension will have their Early Registration cancelled and should meet with a College Advisor to discuss their academic plans for improving their status.
Another important reason these students should meet with an advisor is to discuss what academic and personal issues contributed to their situation and find out if there are any campus resources that can help students resolve those issues. In most cases, there are free campus resources such as tutoring, counseling, money management advice, and many others that can significantly improve students’ chances of academic success. Many students feel that they are all alone in their struggle to make good grades, but advising can help them understand that there is an active support system for them in the University community.