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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

In order to represent a collegiate institution in intercollegiate competition, NCAA rules require that a Student-Athlete be making satisfactory progress toward his/her degree. This determination is made at each college or university based upon its definition of satisfactory progress.

The University of Tulsa's Admission Policies and Procedures for Satisfactory Academic Progress

Academic Eligibility Requirements
There are many requirements that a Student-Athlete will need to complete in order to maintain academic eligibility with the NCAA, Conference USA, and University regulations. In general, the NCAA regulations pertaining to continuing eligibility are as follows:
In order to represent the University in outside competition (and to avoid being placed on University probation), a Student-Athlete needs:

Conditional Admission

An entering freshman may be eligible for conditional admission if he/she does not fully meet all of the requirements for regular admission as set forth by the University. Such a student may be required to make up course deficiencies, accept limitations on enrollment, or abide by limitations on extracurricular activities, as determined by the Admissions Committee.

Probationary Admission

A transfer student who does not fully meet all the requirements for regular admission is admitted on probation. Such a student may be required to make up course deficiencies, accept limitations on enrollment, or abide by limitations on extracurricular activities, as determined by the Admissions Committee.

Probation

Academic performances are reviewed at the end of every regular (fall and spring) semester. A student who has a University of Tulsa cumulative grade point average below 2.00 is automatically placed on probation. A student on academic probation may be required to make up course deficiencies, accept limitations on enrollment, or abide by limitations on extracurricular activities, as determined by the dean of the college in which a given student is enrolled.

In order to be removed from academic probation, a student must raise his/her University of Tulsa cumulative grade point average to a minimum of 2.00. The decision to remove a student from academic probation can only be made by the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. A student may request to be removed from probation at the end of summer session if he/she has raised his/her cumulative grade point average at The University of Tulsa to at least 2.0. A student placed on probation cannot be removed from probation with work taken outside The University of Tulsa.

Dismissal

A student who remains on probation for two consecutive semesters is subject to dismissal from The University of Tulsa. Any student who fails 50 percent or more of his/her credit hours, or earns a GPA of 1.0 or less for any academic year is subject to dismissal even if he/she has not been on probation.

A dismissal decision is made by the collegiate dean based on the student's academic performance. Extenuating circumstances may cause a collegiate dean to continue a student on probation for additional semesters. If the collegiate dean elects to continue a student on probation for additional semesters, the dean has the option of dismissing the student at the end of any subsequent regular semester that the student continues to be on probation. No student may continue on probation for more than four consecutive semesters.

A student dismissed for academic reasons cannot under normal circumstances be readmitted to The University of Tulsa until one calendar year has elapsed since the last term in which he/she was registered. Readmission requires permission from the dean of the readmitting college, and if a waiver of the calendar year provision is sought, the permission of the readmitting dean and the provost is required. Credit earned at another college or university by a student during the dismissal period is not applied for credit toward a degree from The University of Tulsa unless approved by the readmitting dean.

Probation/Dismissal

The preceding University policy is very important to the eligibility of each individual student-athlete. The following is an explanation of the policy in relation to its effects on a TU student-athlete:

  • Any freshman or transfer student-athlete will be placed on probation after the first semester if his/her grade point average is below a 2.00.
  • Any student-athlete who is on probation for two consecutive semesters will be subject to dismissal by the dean of his/her respective college.