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Success Agreements

In order to avoid dismissal, the College of Liberal Arts requires all students on scholastic probation to schedule an advising appointment for SUCCESS advising each semester. At this time, the advisor will attempt to determine what factors are hindering the student’s academic success and make appropriate referrals. The advisor will also explain the minimum academic standards the student must achieve in the current semester in order to end probation/avoid dismissal.

In the interest of allowing students the best opportunities to continue coursework and graduate from the University, the College of Liberal Arts has instituted the SUCCESS Agreement for students on probation. Students who meet the standards of the SUCCESS Agreement but miss the University-specified GPAs are nevertheless continued on probation. When students are placed on probation, they are encouraged to meet with advisors early in the semester to discuss their plans and complete the SUCCESS Agreement. Students who opt to not meet with an advisor to complete an agreement are still held to the standards of that contract given that the conditions for continuation are usually more lenient than the university standard.

The minimum GPAs required through the SUCCESS Agreement varies based on the number of UT Austin hours completed during the semester. These minimum GPAs are allocated in such a way as to guarantee that students are making progress on bringing their overall GPAs to the university standard even if the standard itself is not met. Thus, required GPAs are highest for those with few completed hours and lowest for those with the most completed hours. The table below displays required GPAs by hours completed. 

Hours Completed during the Semester

Minimum GPA

Hours Completed during the Semester

Minimum GPA

6 or fewer

3.00

13

2.46

7

2.85

14

2.42

8

2.75

15

2.40

9

2.66

16

2.37

10

2.60

17

2.35

11

2.54

18

2.33

12

2.50