Early Warning Analyses
The University is concerned when students perform at a deficient level. Faculty members will fill out an Early Warning Analysis form for freshman and sophomore students who have a cumulative grade lower than “C-” in 1000- and 2000-level courses at the end of the sixth week of class or its equivalent. The Registrar will circulate a copy of the report to the student and academic advisor, who will discuss the deficient performance with the student. These reports do not become a part of the student’s permanent record but provide an early warning for students who encounter academic difficulty during their first semesters in the University, and they help the advisor make the appropriate recommendations for the next semester.
Students who perform at a deficient level may be placed on probation or be dismissed from the University. Students are placed on probation to allow them to refocus their attention and activities to correct their deficiencies. If students do not correct their deficiencies, they may be dismissed from the University. If students manifest severe deficiencies in their performance, they may be dismissed without having been on probation.
Students will be placed on Probation 1 (First Warning) by the Registrar if they have attempted at least 15 credit hours and have a UST cumulative GPA of 2.00 or lower.
Students will be placed on Probation 2 (Second Warning) if they have been placed on Probation 1, have cumulative units attempted greater than 15 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or lower.
The Registrar will notify the student’s academic advisor that the student is on probation. The advisor will meet and develop with the student a learning contract to remediate the deficient academic performance. Students on academic probation may be required to carry a restricted course load and/or repeat courses as well as perform other activities prescribed by the advisor or dean to address deficiencies. Students unwilling to accept the conditions of their probation will be dismissed. The academic advisor will make recommendations to the appropriate dean or the Registrar concerning the student’s compliance with the learning contract and the need for dismissal.
Academic probation will begin with the first class meeting of the next regular semester (fall or spring).
Students who have manifested severe deficient performance may be dismissed from the University.
Students may be dismissed if:
They have been placed on Probation 2, have cumulative units attempted greater than 30 credit hours, and have a cumulative GPA lower than 2.00.
They are on probation and are unwilling to accept the conditions of their probation or do not conscientiously fulfill its conditions. The student’s academic advisor will make recommendations to the dean or Registrar on these matters.
Students may be dismissed from the University for other reasons, including academic dishonesty and violation of certain norms of conduct expected of students. (See Student Handbook published by the Office of Student Affairs.)
A student who has been dismissed for academic reasons may apply for readmission to the University after one year. The University’s Admissions Committee reviews readmission applications and sets the conditions for readmission. These may involve the student’s taking only prescribed courses on a limited load. In all cases, the student will be readmitted as a conditional student on probation.
The student’s advisor will monitor the student’s progress in meeting the readmission conditions.