Academic Standing

Academic Good Standing for Undergraduate Students

Students in academic good standing have a Sam Houston State University (SHSU) grade point average of at least 2.0.

Academic Probation for Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student who falls below the minimum 2.0 SHSU overall grade point average at the close of any term will be placed on probation. Students on probation are required to meet with an academic advisor in order to remain registered in the subsequent term.

Academic Suspension for Undergraduate Students

Students whose SHSU overall grade point average falls below a 2.0 in the term immediately following the probation standing will be suspended academically.  Academically suspended students are required to (1) meet with their academic dean who determines approval for continued enrollment and (2) be re-advised for registration.

International students placed on academic suspension should report to the International Student Advisor in the Office of International Programs.

Academic Grievance Procedures for Students

Academic grievances include disputes over academic standards, course grades, unauthorized class absences or tardiness, suspension from the University for Academic Deficiency, and/or alleged unprofessional conduct by a course instructor. A copy of Academic Policy Statement 900823, Academic Grievance Procedures for Students, can be obtained from the office of the student’s academic dean, departmental chair, or the Newton Gresham Library.