Academic Probation

For a student to remain in good standing with the University, he/she must maintain academic Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  (This should not be confused with Financial Aid SAP, discussed in a previous section of this catalog.)  If the student is unable to maintain SAP, then the university will place the student on probation and/or suspension. 

There are three categories of academic probation status recognized at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: probation, continued probation, and probation by petition. Each of these is explained in appropriate areas of the following sections.

Academic probation: An undergraduate student failing to meet the following minimum standards is automatically placed on academic probation:


0-29 semester hours earned

1.8 GPA on cumulative graded hours


30-59 semester hours earned

2.0 GPA on cumulative graded hours


60-89 semester hours earned

2.0 GPA on cumulative graded hours


90 + semester hours earned

2.0 GPA on cumulative graded hours

A student who is admitted to the University on academic probation or who is placed on academic probation is expected to conform to the following regulations:

(1) Reduce academic load to a maximum of 12 semester hours;

(2) Adjust his/her work program (if applicable) to better fit the academic needs of the student;

(3) Attend all classes; and

(4) Adhere to individualized academic action plan if deemed necessary by the student’s academic Dean.

To be removed from academic probation, a student must achieve the cumulative GPA level required for the student's classification.

Continued probation: If a student does not achieve the cumulative GPA level required to be removed from probation, he/she may be placed on continued probation if the student earned a term GPA of 2.0 or better the semester on academic probation.

During the period of continued probation, the student may be required to adhere to an individualized academic action plan as deemed necessary by the student’s academic Dean and will not be eligible to participate in any non-curricular activity or represent the University, except under the following conditions:
1. No participant in any class for which he/she is registered shall be prohibited from taking field trips or from taking part in productions which are a part of that class.
2. A student who is on continued probation status usually may participate in tours and other such activities only if his/her credit for the course is dependent on participation in said activities and provided he/she receives prior approval from the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
3. A student who is on continued probation status ordinarily may not represent the University in activities other than those stated in 1 and 2 above. This probation includes, but is not limited to, such activities as intercollegiate contests, off-campus productions, or active membership in a club or student organization. (Official representation is defined as participation in any activity under the name of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, under the direction, supervision, or sponsorship of any university area.)

If the student did not achieve a term GPA of at least 2.0 during the semester on probation, he/she is placed on academic suspension.


Note:  Students should note that the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid purposes are slightly different from the standards for academic purposes.  See “Financial Aid” for the Satisfactory Academic Progress and how they apply to the financial aid award.