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

Probation and Suspension Next Step Guides

  • Students placed on Academic PROBATION after the Fall 2023 term, click here.
  • Students placed on Academic SUSPENSION after the Fall 2023 term, click here.

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Academic Appeals

Students who were suspended after the Fall 2023 term have the opportunity to appeal. Academic Suspension appeals are due on January 4, 2024, at 4:30 PM.

(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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