Academic Probation

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 during a Fall or a Spring semester is automatically placed on academic probation for the ensuing “long” semester:


0-29 semester hours earned

1.8 GPA on cumulative hours attempted


30-59 semester hours earned

2.0 GPA on cumulative hours attempted


60-89 semester hours earned

2.0 GPA on cumulative hours attempted


90 + semester hours earned

2.0 GPA on cumulative hours attempted

A student who enters 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 work program 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 all of the following.  Students wishing to be removed from academic probation by taking coursework in summer terms must obtain preapproval from their respective dean.

  1. Earn a grade of “D” or higher in at least 12 hours of full-time coursework at UMHB in the ensuing “long” semester.
  2. Achieve a term 2.0 GPA during the ensuing "long" semester.
  3. Achieve the overall GPA level required for the student's classification. 
  4. Fulfill individualized academic action plan if required by academic Dean.

Continued probation: If a student does not meet the requirements to be removed from probation shown above, he/she may be placed on continued probation if one of the following situations exists after completing the semester on academic probation:

  1. The student completed fewer than 12 hours of coursework during the semester on probation and yet still earned a term GPA of 2.0 or better.     
  2. The student successfully completed 12 hours of coursework and earned a term GPA of 2.0 or better but did not raise the cumulative GPA to the level required for the student’s classification. 

Students on continued probation will not be eligible to participate in any non-curricular activities until the academic probation is removed.

If the student did not achieve a term 2.0 GPA during the semester on probation, he/she is placed on academic suspension.  Note: In the rare instance where a student on probation or continued probation does not achieve a term 2.0 GPA but, nevertheless, achieves the cumulative GPA required for his or her classification, the student will be placed in good academic standing.