All incoming students who have three years or more or high school study in a single foreign language (and no college level study of the language) and who wish to continue study in that language will be required to take a placement test to determine their level of competence in that language. A student should begin study of the language in question at the level established by the placement exam.
Retention and Continuation Standards
In order to continue in residence at UTC, students must earn a minimum grade point average in accordance with the following scale of attempted hours:
|Hours Attempted||GPA Required|
|56 and above||2.0|
Students who achieve the required cumulative grade point average for the hours attempted are in good standing. Those who fail to achieve the required average will be subject to the following action:
- Students will be placed on academic probation after the first failure to earn the required grade point average. If the probation is not removed, academic suspension for one semester will follow. (The complete summer session is considered a period of suspension.)
- Probation is removed by raising the cumulative grade point average to the required standards. If a 2.0 average for the semester of probation is achieved, but the cumulative grade point average is not raised to the required standard, probation remains. If a 2.0 average for the semester is not achieved, academic suspension for one semester will follow.
- Freshmen admitted On Condition enter on probation for continuation purposes and must earn a minimum 1.0 grade point average in the first semester of attendance. Conditionally admitted students who do not earn at least a 1.0 grade point average in the first semester will also be subject to suspension.
- Students will be placed on probation when they return after the period of suspension. They must either achieve a 2.0 average in the semester following their return or raise their cumulative average to acceptable standards. If they fail to achieve either standard, they will be dismissed for an indefinite period and may not apply for consideration for readmission for one calendar year.
- Suspended students who enroll in other colleges or in correspondence courses during their semester of suspension must earn at least a 2.0 average on all hours attempted during this period in order to be eligible for automatic readmission to UTC. Students not meeting the 2.0 requirements must apply for readmission through the Admissions/Readmissions Committee.
- Any students permitted to enroll despite the fact that his or her cumulative average is below continuation standards will be on probation.
University policy requires that students who have been suspended for academic reasons may not enroll at the university for one semester from the time they are suspended. If they wish to reenter, they must complete an undergraduate admissions application available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or from www.utc.edu/admissions. Students who have been suspended from another institution of higher education may not enroll at UTC until one semester after the suspension date. Students dismissed or suspended from another institution must also submit an application for undergraduate admissions.
Students who have been dismissed for academic reasons may not enroll at the university for one calendar year from the time of dismissal. If they wish to appeal for reentry after one calendar year, they must explain why they can now be successful students using the supplemental readmission form available through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or www.utc.edu/admissions. Students who have been dismissed from another institution of higher education may not enroll at UTC until one calendar year after the dismissal date.
Applications for Readmission
For readmission in the fall semester, applications must be completed and received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by August 1. The deadline for the spring semester is December 1, and the deadline for all summer sessions is April 15. Applications received after these deadlines will be processed for the next possible term. The Admissions or Petitions Committees will review each students application and notify the student of the committees decision.
Although the university believes it to be in the best interests of students who have been suspended or dismissed to remain out of school for a reasonable period, it also recognizes that in unexpected circumstances (e.g., incapacitating injury or serious illness of a family member) students may fall behind in their studies through no fault of their own. Appeals for the term in which reentry is sought are due in the Records and Registration Office no later than the third day of classes in fall and spring semester and the second day of classes for any summer term. The Petitions or Admissions Committees may consider such cases, but it should be understood that the exceptions will be rare. Requests for late medical withdrawals should be submitted to the Records and Registration Office and must be based on severe extenuating circumstances as documented by the attending physician.
Academic warning is a cautionary notice to the student that his or her semester grade point average is below 1.0 and that continued academic performance at this low level may lead to probation, suspension or dismissal. Students may be placed on probation or may be suspended or dismissed without having received such a warning notice since these academic actions are closely linked to the overall grade point average. Academic warnings do not appear on the students academic record.
Academic Forgiveness (undergraduate only)
The University has adopted an academic forgiveness policy for courses taken at any institution, including UTC. Although the courses will not be removed physically from the students academic record, they will no longer be calculated in the grade point average and will no longer apply toward the fulfillment of any University requirement.