Possible Change in Regulations May be Bad News for Students at TSTC

March 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
There is an alert system in place at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As it stands, a student is given several chances (3 to be specific) to be satisfactory regarding academics.  

In English: You have 3 strikes to get your GPA over a 2.0 or else you forfeit Financial Aid funds.

There is a proposal being made to the Board of Regents that govern the TSTC System, which will change the regulation.  

The Current System looks like this:

1st semester of having a GPA below 2.0 = Warning

2nd semester of having a GPA below 2.0 = Probation

3rd semester of having a GPA below 2.0 = Suspension (which effects the next semester) 

Suspension = 1 semester. 

The Proposed System looks like this:

1st semester of having a GPA below 2.0 = Probation

2nd semester of having a GPA below 2.0 = Suspension (which effects the next semester)

Suspension = 1 year. 

So, in essence, TSTC is merely adopting a formula that the majority of other universities and colleges already have in place. We were one of the rare colleges that had a "3-strikes and your out" rule…most have "2-strikes and out".  

Again, this is just a PROPOSED modification. It is NOT in effect just yet.  

The next Board of Regents meetings should be around the month of May, so with planning and execution..we're probably looking at the FALL 2010 semester that it would be in effect.  

Just thought I'd give you a heads up. 

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