Academic Recovery

Probation & Suspension Process 

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 as well as students who are readmitted from suspension. Our goal is to assist students while in Academic Recovery is to return these students to good academic standing.

PR holds are associated with students on Academic Probation. AH holds are associated with students on Academic Suspension. The PR and AH hold prevents students from adding and dropping a class until courses are reviewed with an advisor.

Advisement & Registration

 

First-Year Freshmen (Entered TSU Summer or Fall 2021)

Continuing Freshmen

Students with 30+ Credit Hours

Probation

 

Students can self-register for 13 credit hours after they are advised by FY advisors in Enrollment Management.

Students will be added to UNIV 1020 by a First Year Advisor.

Students can self-register for 13 credit hours after they are advised by an advisor in the ASC.

Students will be added to UNIV 1020 by an advisor in the ASC.

Students can self-register for 13 credit hours after they are advised by their faculty/department advisor.

Students will be added to UNIV 1020 by an advisor in the ASC after enrollment is confirmed.

Suspension

 

Students cannot self-register. Instead, students are allowed to enroll in 13 credit hours after they are advised by FY advisors in Enrollment Management.

Students cannot self-register. Instead, students are allowed to enroll in 13 credit hours after they are advised by an advisor in the ASC.

Students cannot self-register. Instead, students are allowed to enroll in 13 credit hours after they are advised by their faculty/department advisor.

Students cannot self-register. Instead, students are allowed to enroll in 13 credit hours after they are advised by their faculty/department advisor.

Academic Recovery Registration Form to an advisor in the ASC (associated with the student's major or college). ASC Advisors will enroll suspension standing students in courses recommended by their advisor and in the UNIV 1020 couorse, regardless of classification. Students who are not readmitted or do not have an approved academic suspension appeal will not be allowed to enroll in classes.


Any student who fails to maintain the required GPA is placed on Academic Probation. Students on academic probation should consult with an Academic Success Advisor and will be required to take less than the normal academic load in the next semester of attendance (13 Credit Hours). Eligibility for any tuition rates or scholarships is not determined by the ASC. Questions regarding tuition and financial aid should be addressed to the Bursar’s and Financial Aid Offices. Students who do not show improvement in their GPA are placed on Academic Suspension and are also restricted to enrolling 13 credit hours upon readmission or appeal approval.

Academic suspension normally lasts one semester unless the student submits an appeal. A student who has been placed on academic suspension has the following options:

  1. Sit out the next term. Suspended students who sit out may be readmitted to the university via a readmission application . The Summer term does not count for a “sit out” term. Students placed on academic suspension are not authorized to take courses at another institution the following semester.
  2. Submit an appeal to Academic Affairs . The academic suspension appeals process is reserved for students who had extenuating circumstances that prevented academic success. You must include documentation of your situation with your appeal.

Students who are on academic probation or post-suspension are required to enroll in UNIV 1020 – Academic Success Strategies.


 

Students Placed on Academic Probation

Students placed on academic probation are required to follow up with their assigned advisor and do the following after final grades are posted for the current term.

  • Get advised by your assigned advisor (ASC, first-year, or faculty/department advisor) to identify courses required for your degree and possibly repeat for GPA improvement.
  • Send your advisement form to the Academic Success Advisor assisting with your hold. The list includes advisors by major or college who will assist with your PR hold only. All other holds must be resolved with respective offices.
  • Indicate classes that need to be repeated for GPA improvement and degree progression. The student is responsible for adjusting their schedule on MyTSU when appropriate. A (PR) hold is placed on the student account to reflect probation status until the student returns to good academic standing.

 

Students Returning from Academic Suspension

After being readmitted or receiving approval for an academic suspension appeal, students returning with academic suspension standing for their last active term will meet with an Academic Success Advisor in the Academic Success Center regardless of classification. There will be a suspension hold on your account that will not be lifted. After you have been advised by your assigned advisor (ASC, first-year, or department/faculty advisor), fill out the registration form by building your schedule with the courses you were advised for. You can access the courses offered as well as the days and times that they are offered via a course search in MyTSU. 

Once your registration form is complete, email the Academic Recovery Registration form to your assigned advisor to confirm courses. The advisor will review your completed registration form to ensure that all course sections are open and that there are no time conflicts. If there are issues, your registration will be delayed.

Once your schedule is approved, you will be registered administratively by an advisor in the ASC . You will be contacted when your registration has been completed and you will be able to confirm your enrollment via myTSU.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Academic Success Advisor for assistance.


 

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

 


 

Please note that Financial Aid Appeals are separate from Academic Suspension Appeals. Please see the Financial Aid website for more information on SAP Appeals.

Academic Suspension Appeal information can be found here.