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BMS and Academic Standing

  1. 1. Academic Standing Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies
  2. 2. Understanding GPA A student’s GPA is calculated in two ways: The semester GPA The cumulative GPA The cumulative GPA is used to determine the academic standing. Maintaining a good GPA is important. All students must have an overall 2.0 GPA to graduate as well as a 2.0 GPA in each BMS concentration.
  3. 3. Standings Based on the cumulative GPA, students can be in one of three categories: 1.Good academic standing 2.Academic Probation 3.Academic Suspension
  4. 4. Good Academic Standing Students with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above are in good academic standing. Students must be advised every semester, but there are no other restrictions.
  5. 5. Academic Probation If student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student must seek permission from an Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts to re-enroll. • If permitted to re-enroll, the student may register for up to 12 hours in the upcoming semester. However, the student may be advised or choose to enroll for fewer hours. The student must also be advised by a BMS Program Advisor prior to registration.
  6. 6. Academic Probation While on probation, the student must: Register only for classes on the degree plan Pass all classes with a C or better (no D, F, W, or I) Students who meet the conditions, but do not raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0, will remain on academic probation.
  7. 7. Academic Suspension If a student has been placed on Academic Probation and does not meet the conditions mentioned previously, that student may be placed on Academic Suspension. The student will receive notice from the Liberal Arts Dean’s Office. The student will not be permitted to enroll in classes for the semester, year, or up to two years.
  8. 8. Academic Suspension A student who is put on Academic Suspension and has sat out the required span of time is eligible for reinstatement. The student must meet with the Dean of Liberal Arts for reinstatement approval. • If reinstated, the student will remain on academic probation until the cumulative GPA is above a 2.0. The student must also be advised by a BMS Program Advisor prior to registration.
  9. 9. Option 2 Option 2 is a program that offers grade forgiveness to returning UTEP students. It “resets” your GPA to good standing The grades remain on your transcript, but they are not calculated into your GPA You lose the credits for any courses you passed. Speak with your Academic Advisor about Option 2 if you have not attended UTEP for at least 6 consecutive semesters.
  10. 10. For More Information For questions regarding Academic Standing, please contact one of the following: Liberal Arts Dean’s Office 915-747-5666 BMS Advising Office 915-747-5151 UTEP Undergraduate Catalogue