Student Success

Academic Recovery Program

Readmission Request FAQs


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is scholastic probation?

Students are placed on scholastic probation any time their TAMUK grade point average falls below a 2.0, not including summer.

What do I need to do if I am on scholastic probation?

Students on scholastic probation are required to participate in the Academic Collegiate Enhancement Program so that they can get back on track. Students on scholastic probation must bring up their TAMUK GPA up to at least a 2.0 at the end of the probation semester.

How do I get off of scholastic probation?

Students will be removed from scholastic probation and placed back in good academic standing once they have earned a TAMUK GPA.

What happens if I don’t get off of scholastic probation?

Students who fail to earn a TAMUK GPA of a 2.0 after the semester in which they are on scholastic probation, will be placed on enforced withdrawal for the following semester. 

What is enforced withdrawal?

Students who are on scholastic probation and fail to raise their TAMUK GPA up to at least a 2.0, will be placed on enforced withdrawal for the following semester (summer not included).

What do I need to do if I am on enforced withdrawal?

Students who are placed on enforced withdrawal have 2 options: they can take a semester off from school (summer does not count), or they can ask for permission to be readmitted by submitting a Request for Readmission and obtaining approval to continue their studies.

How do I get off of enforced withdrawal?

Students will be removed from enforced withdrawal and placed back in good academic standing once they have earned a TAMUK GPA of a 2.0, not including grade exclusions. 

 

Does being on enforced withdrawal mean that I have been withdrawn from the university?

No. If a student is placed on enforced withdrawal they may be allowed to register for classes if their Request for Readmission is approved.  If their request is denied, they will be asked to sit out for at least one semester, not including summer. 

I have been placed on enforced withdrawal but I have already registered for classes, what happens now?

Students who fall on enforced withdrawal after they have registered for the following semester will be administratively dropped from their courses one week before the first day of class if they do not receive permission to be readmitted.  If a student submits a Request for Readmission and is approved, they will stay in the courses they are registered for and are allowed to make schedule changes as needed. 

What is a Request for Readmission and where can I find the form?

A Request for Readmission is a formal request in which a student asks for permission to be able to be readmitted into their college and allowed to register for classes.  Students requesting readmission acknowledge they have at least two consecutive semesters of earning less than a 2.0 GPA at TAMUK and vow to improve their GPA by participating in the Academic Collegiate Enhancement Plan and abiding by the recommendations of the Readmission Committee and their college dean.  The Request for Readmission form can be found HERE

Is there a deadline to submit a Request for Readmission?

YES.  All requests for readmission must be received by the end of the 1st day of class for the semester in which the student is requesting readmission. 

I want to submit a Request for Readmission, what do I need to do?

To make such a request, the student must submit the online Request for Readmission form along with a personal statement with the following information: a summary of the reasons for poor academic performance, a justification for their request; and a success plan that they student has set for the next term.

I submitted a Request for Readmission now what happens?

Once the student submits their request online, they will be notified by phone and to their student email account by the ACE advisor with a decision of their request. 

Upon the approval of a readmission request, the student is required to participate in the Academic Collegiate Enhancement Program and abide by the terms of their individualized Academic Success Contract. 

My Request for Readmission was approved, what do I need to do?

If a Readmission Request is approved by the college dean, the student will be allowed to register for the semester with the understanding that they will be expected to fully abide by the conditions of the Academic Success Contract and the recommendations of the Readmission Committee and their college dean.

My Request for Readmission was denied, now what?

If a Readmission Request is denied by the college dean, the student is required to take a semester absence from the university, summer does not count.

Does my academic standing affect my financial aid?

This is possible as financial aid has different requirements to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Contact your financial aid advisor for more information.

Can I repeat courses in order to improve my GPA?

Yes.  In fact, we recommend students retake classes at TAMUK to improve their TAMUK GPA.

If I earn a grade in a course taken at TAMUK, do I have to repeat it at TAMUK or can I repeat it at a community college or at another university?

Any course taken at TAMUK must be repeated at TAMUK in order to replace the previous grade in your GPA. 

If I repeat a class, do I have to take it with the same instructor?

No. You do not have to take the class with the same professor however the class must have the same course name and number in order for the grade to be excluded. It is a good idea to repeat a class the next semester while the material is fresh in your mind, and to quickly raise your GPA.

How can I calculate the grades I need in order to raise my GPA?

You can use the “Raising Your GPA” calculator (http://www.back2college.com/raisegpa.htm) to determine the minimum grade point average you will have to earn to get a minimum 2.0 and get back in good standing.  Depending on your current grade point average and the number of credits you are currently enrolled in, it may not be mathematically possible to get back in good standing in a single semester.

What is the Academic Collegiate Enhancement Program?

The Academic Collegiate Enhancement Program at Texas A&M University—Kingsville aspires to establish a collaborative relationship with students to enrich their educational experience, and empower them to develop meaningful educational, career and life goals. 

Components of the ACE program include partnerships across campus to deliver the following services:

  • Bi-weekly coaching appointments: Coaching sessions are intended to improve academic skill development. Coaches direct students to resources on campus as needed.
  • Professor meetings: Students are required to meet with their professors during the semester to receive feedback on course performance.
  • Mandatory tutoring sessions: Free tutoring is available to help students be successfully in historically difficult courses.
  • Academic counseling: Topics consist of time management, study skills, note-taking and test anxiety.
  • Personal counseling: Topics consist of motivation, self-esteem, leadership and coping skills.
  • Career counseling: the objective of career counseling is to assist students in clarifying their educational goals so that they can achieve their career and life goals.

Can parents obtain information in regards to a student’s academic standing?

Student information will only be released to those individuals that the student has authorized to receive information on their behalf.  This means the student has included the individuals name on the FERPA form and the individual can provide a correct password that is set by the student.  

This information applies to undergraduate students only.  Graduate students should contact Graduate Studies for more information.