Registration Policies

Academic Probation and Suspension

When a student’s cumulative Tyler Junior College academic record indicates that he/she is failing to make satisfactory progress, he/she is considered to be scholastically deficient and is placed on academic probation. Students who choose to transfer to TJC on academic probation from a previous institution will be evaluated on the same criteria as TJC students.

Academic status levels are defined as follows:

  • Good Standing - A student is considered to be in good standing when they maintain a cumulative TJC grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
  • Academic Probation - A student who fails to maintain a cumulative TJC GPA of 2.0 or higher is placed on academic probation. The student may continue to enroll while on probation but is limited to no more than 13 semester hours without prior approval.
  • Suspension - Students on academic probation who do not earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher in the next semester of enrollment will be placed on academic suspension. Students on academic suspension will not be eligible to enroll for classes at TJC for the period listed below. Students who wish to appeal this period must make petition to the Admissions Appeals Committee 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which you plan to enroll.

First Academic Suspension: one regular semester or one full summer (intersession, Summer I and II)

Second Academic Suspension: 1 academic year

Petitions for readmission to the college following the first and second suspensions may be completed online here. The completed petition will be reviewed by the Admissions Appeals Committee to consider the student for continued enrollment. It is recommended that the student complete the petition at least 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll.

3rd Suspension: If a student is placed on academic suspension a third time, he/she may not enroll indefinitely. One academic year must pass from the time of suspension before a request of readmission can be submitted to the Admissions Appeals Committee.

Students on Probation or Suspension at Another Institution Transferring to TJC: Students that are placed on academic probation and/or suspension at a previous institution must complete the same processes for continued enrollment as TJC students.

The student is held responsible for knowing College regulations and policies regarding the standards of work required to continue as a student of the College, as well as the regulations dealing with academic probation.