Academic Recovery & Interventions

Roadmap to Good Academic Standing

Tennessee State University is dedicated to helping each student meet their academic goals. The Academic Recovery Program is a program for all students on academic probation and students who are readmitted from suspension. Our goal is to assist students in returning to good academic standing.

Your Next Steps

Next Step Resources

Students placed on academic probation or suspension can refer to the Next Steps guides below for instructions on how to proceed. The AARC retention and academic coaches can assist students with talking through their options if they have questions about their academic status.

  • Students placed on Academic PROBATION after the Spring 2024 term, click here.
  • Students placed on Academic SUSPENSION after the Spring 2024 term, click here.

Next Step Video and Slide Deck

After the Sprting 2024 term, you can review the information below for an explanation of what comes next.

Next Steps May 2024 Video | May 2024 Slide Deck

Other Helpful Information

Academic Appeals

Students who were suspended after the Spring 2024 term have the opportunity to appeal. Fall academic suspension appeals are due on July 1, 2024. The appeal application is on the Records Office website and is linked below.

(Please note that Financial Aid appeals are separate from academic suspension appeals. Please see the Financial Aid website for more information on SAP appeals and holds.)

Retention Standards

All students must meet the following Retention Standards for positive academic progress:

Quality Hours Attempted

Required Cumulative GPA

0-15 hours attempted

Not less than 1.5 cumulative GPA

16-30 hours attempted

Not less than 1.7 cumulative GPA

31-45 hours attempted

Not less than 1.8 cumulative GPA

46-59 hours attempted

Not less than 1.9 cumulative GPA

60 and above hours attempted

Not less than 2.0 cumulative GPA

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