|Policies > Academic Regulations > Academic Standing
The standards below apply to all undergraduate and post baccalaureate students. Students who entered under a previous catalog will be held to these standards.
Colleges may have their own limits and definitions of academic standing. Students are encouraged to review academic standing policies for their majors as they may be more stringent than the university policies stated below. The dean of each college maintains final authority to determine academic standing for student majors within that college.
Disciplinary actions and certain circumstances may impact or prevent enrollment or academic progress regardless of academic standing. Such actions may include but are not limited to, violations of academic honesty, conduct code violations, or payment default of financial responsibility to the university.
Good Academic Standing
An undergraduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above is considered to be in good academic standing with the university.
Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Academic Suspension
- First Time In College (FTIC) students who earn less than a 2.00 grade point average in the first long term (i.e., Fall or Spring) of enrollment at the University of Houston shall be placed on academic warning.
- Second term First Time In College (FTIC) students who have completed their first long term and all other students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 shall be placed on academic probation. They are urged to seek advising in their major departments.
- Students on academic probation whose term grade point average is below 2.00 are placed on academic suspension.
- The first academic suspension is for a period of at least one long term (fall or spring).
- Students placed on academic suspension for the first time at the end of a fall term may apply for readmission for the following fall at the earliest.
- Students placed on academic suspension for the first time at the end of a spring term may apply for readmission for the following spring at the earliest.
- Students placed on academic suspension for the first time at the end of a summer term may apply for readmission for the following spring at the earliest.
- The second academic suspension is for a period of at least 12 months.
- After the third academic suspension, students will not be eligible to re-enroll at the University of Houston.
- Students on academic probation whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 but whose term grade point average is 2.00 or higher will remain on academic probation.
- Students on academic probation will be removed from that status when their semester grade point average is 2.00 or higher and their cumulative grade point average is at or above 2.00.
Summer visiting students are not subject to academic probation or suspension while in that status. If, however, they are later admitted as regular students, the grades that they earned in their summer visiting status will be included in all subsequent calculations of their cumulative grade point average at the university.
Without regard to these regulations, the dean of a college may place any majors in that college whose academic performance is deficient on academic probation, continued probation, or suspension.
Readmission consideration is provided for students whose academic standing is Warning, Probation or Suspension (students with a cumulative GPA of below a 2.0). Applicants may be considered by college review.
All students whose UH enrollment has paused for 13 months or longer must apply for readmission at Apply Texas Application. All students returning from academic suspension, regardless of the amount of time since their last UH enrollment, must apply for readmission. Returning from suspension is not permitted for the summer term. For further information on pathways for readmission students may review the Readmission for Former UH Students policy.
- Only the dean of the college in which students are seeking readmission may readmit students on academic suspension from UH. Only the Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Student Success may readmit students to Exploratory Studies.
- Readmission from academic suspension is neither automatic nor guaranteed. Students seeking readmission must reapply to the university using the Apply Texas Application (ATA) and must pay the required application fee.
Students must also appeal to the dean of the college in which they wish to earn their degrees in accordance with the college’s policies and procedures pertaining to readmission from academic suspension. Colleges may have different appeal processes. Therefore, students seeking readmission should consult the appropriate college section in this catalog or request information from the office of the academic dean for specific college requirements.