First dismissals (one long semester) are enforced except when a student has met his or her SUCCESS agreement. A first dismissal appeal will be approved in very rare circumstances.
Under SUCCESS standards, a student must earn at least the minimum GPA mandated by his or her credit hours for the semester with no incompletes or F’s. Students who receive an incomplete for a nonacademic reason can appeal their resulting dismissal if they meet the GPA requirement based on course grades already submitted.
A student who sits out his or her semester-long dismissal and wishes to return to the University does not need to submit an appeal but does need to submit an application for readmission. Readmission shall be recommended by the college, provided the student meets all readmission criteria.
First dismissals (one long semester) are enforced except when a student has met his or her SUCCESS agreement. A second dismissal appeal will be considered based on time to degree and/or nonacademic circumstances.
A student facing a three-year dismissal may be granted greater consideration since a three-year dismissal can conclude a UT Austin undergraduate career. Any student with a "reasonable chance of completing a degree" in a timely manner may be granted one final exception to continue on probation. Such an exception is a once-only exception, i.e., the College will not grant the student any future exception to the College's and the University's dismissal policies and guidelines. It is the purview of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs to approve or deny the appeal.
Students may appeal to return early from a second dismissal upon meeting the following criteria:
After sitting out three years from a second dismissal, most students are allowed to return, through appeal, to UT Austin if the Associate Dean for Student Affairs assesses the student has a "reasonable chance of completing a degree."
In addition to appealing, students must submit an application for readmission. Note: If the student has taken any coursework while on dismissal, the Office of Admissions requires they maintain at least a 2.50 GPA on all transfer work.
Appeals to continue or to return to UT Austin following a third dismissal will not be considered except in the most extreme, extenuating circumstances.
Appeals to continue or return following a third or fourth dismissal will only be approved if the Associate Dean determines that the student has a “reasonable chance of completing a degree”.
All dismissal appeals must be submitted to the Dean’s Office no later than five business days before the first class day of the semester for which the student wishes to return.