Guidelines and Information

for Students and Academic Advisors

Academic Probation/Suspension

Academic probation is an emphatic warn­ing that the quality of a student’s work has not met Texas State’s minimum academic standards and must improve within the time frame outlined in the probation/suspension policy. A student will be placed on academic probation at the end of the fall or spring semester in which the Texas State GPA is below 2.00.
Academic Probation/Suspension Details

Adds, Drops and Withdrawals (PPS 4.09)

Before you decide to change your schedule or drop a class, find out what each of these terms mean, what the drop limitations are and how each policy could impact you.
Information About Adds, Drops, and Withdrawals

Catalog Designation

The catalog designation you receive when entering Texas State determines the curriculum and other academic policies that apply to you. Find out what your specific catalog year is to be sure you are following the correct curriculum and policies.
Find Your Catalog Designation

Dean's List

To be eligible for the Dean’s List at the end of any fall or spring semester, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.50 in that semester on at least 12 credit hours.
Dean's List Eligibility

Drop Limits (PPS 4.14)

Undergraduate students entering as first-time freshmen at a Texas public institution in the fall of 2007 or later will be limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate career. This includes courses dropped at any Texas public institution(s).
Limits and Restrictions on Dropped Courses

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right of students to inspect and review their educational records and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data.
FERPA Protections

Grades (PPS 4.07)

This policy page provides information on Texas State’s grade symbols, values and how grades impact your GPA.
Texas State's Grading System 

Honor Code

As members of a community dedicated to learning, inquiry and creation, the students, faculty and administration of our university live by the principles in this Honor Code. These principles require all members of this community to be conscientious, respectful and honest.
Following the Honor Code

Minimum Degree Hours and Advanced Hours

Most undergraduate degrees at Texas State require a minimum of 120 semester hours, including 36 advanced hours (junior and senior level courses). Specific programs may have other requirements as well.
Meeting Hour Requirements for Your Degree Program

Minimum GPA Requirements for Graduation

Before graduating from Texas State, first and second baccalaureate students must satisfy the following minimum grade requirements: Texas State GPA of 2.00, a GPA of 2.25 in the major(s) and a GPA of 2.00 in the minor(s). Note: some departments/colleges may have higher GPA requirements.
Understanding GPA Requirements

Repeating Courses and Course Repeat Fee

When repeating courses, be sure you are aware of the policies regarding credit, additional repeat fees and how the repeat policy works.
Policies for Repeating Courses and the Associated Fees

Residency Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete at least 25 percent of the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree through Texas State; 24 of the last 30 semester hours completed must be taken at Texas State.
Verifying Resident Degree Hours 

Tuition for Excessive Hours

Texas Education Code §54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes.
Fees for Enrolling in Excessive Courses

Undergraduate Catalog

Visit the undergraduate catalog for important policies, requirements, regulations and information relevant to undergraduate students at Texas State University.
Complete Catalog