Although a grade of D is sufficient for an undergraduate to earn
credit in a course, a cumulative University grade point average
of at least 2.00 (C) is necessary for satisfactory progress toward
a degree. A grade of X (incomplete) may be assigned for a course
if, in the opinion of the instructor, there are extenuating circumstances
which prevent the student from completing the required work within
the semester of enrollment for the course. The incomplete must be
removed by the end of the final examination period of the following
semester, excluding the summer session, for the student to receive
credit for the course. If the incomplete is not removed during the
allotted time period, it will revert automatically to an F. As long
as the grade is carried as an X, it will not be used in the calculation
of the students grade point average. A student should not
re-enroll in a course for which an X remains the grade of record.
A course for which the symbol X, W, P or Z is given does not count
as hours undertaken for the purpose of calculating the grade point
average, and no grade points are earned. A course taken and passed
on the pass/fail basis,
including developmental courses, does count as hours undertaken,
but no grade points are earned.
Semester Reports from the Registrar: Grade reports are sent
to all students at the end of each regular semester, intersession
and summer session. Reports are mailed to the students current
mailing address on file in the student data base.
Midsemester Reports for First-Year
Students: First-time in college students will receive a midsemester
grade report. The midsemester grade is not recorded on the students
permanent record. It is for information purposes only and is intended
to benefit the student, parents, advisor and instructors. The grade
reported at the end of a semester or term is the official and permanent
evaluation of a students performance in a given course.
Students in Degree Programs
Students on academic probation (see the catalog section titled Academic
Probation and Dismissal) who have been accepted into a degree program
are subject to all additional rules governing the definition and
terms of academic probation established by the program in which
they are enrolled. The appropriate sections of this catalog and
the offices of the academic deans should be consulted for specific
Students dismissed from a degree program or leaving a degree program
voluntarily may return to undeclared status provided they have not
exceeded the limits for total hours attempted and hours attempted
Students dismissed from a degree program and unable to return to
pre-major or undeclared status are not permitted to re-enroll unless
and until they are accepted into another degree program. Pre-major
students who have exceeded the 45/75 rule (see p. 19) need the approval
of their college/school dean, and undeclared students need the approval
of the director of the University Advising Center to enroll.
Academic dismissal is reflected on the students permanent
Pre-major and Undeclared Students on
Pre-major students on academic probation may not take more than
14 semester hours without permission of their college/school dean,
and undeclared majors on academic probation may not take more than
14 semester hours without the approval of the director of the University
Advising Center. Academic advisors may further limit the number
of hours and overall difficulty of the students schedules,
require students to take specific courses deemed necessary to their
education, prevent students from taking unsuitable courses, require
students to attend advising sessions, and take other actions approved
by the dean of their college/school or the director of the University
Advising Center to assure the students attention to their
Schedule Changes (Adds and Drops)
Adds and drops may be made during late registration either by SAM,
by the Web or in person in the academic department offering the
course. Drops may continue in person through the 12th week of class.
Students are responsible for adhering to the following regulations
concerning adds and drops. These rules apply to regular semesters
and to equivalent time limits in summer sessions as noted on the
summer session calendar.
- A student may not add a course after the end of late registration.
- No grade is given if a student drops a course before the Census
Date of that semester.
- A student may drop a course with a grade of W during the first
six weeks of class.
- From the seventh week of class through the 12th week of class,
a student may drop a course with a grade of W if passing or a
grade of F if failing.
- A student may not drop a course after the 12th week of class.
- The dean of the college or school in which the student is majoring
may require a student to drop a course at any time upon the recommendation
of the instructor and the concurrence of the department chair.
- Students wanting to drop all courses for which they are enrolled
must withdraw from the University. Students should follow the
procedure below in the Withdrawals section).
A student who wishes to withdraw (resign) voluntarily from U.T.
Arlington before the first official University class day may do
so by using SAM or the Web. On or after the first official University
class day, a student must complete the proper resignation form in
the Registrars Office. A student who withdraws after the sixth
week of class in a regular semester or the equivalent time in a
summer session will be awarded a grade of W if passing a course
or a grade of F if failing a course. A student may not withdraw
(resign) after the 12th week of class in a regular semester or the
equivalent time in a summer session as noted on the summer session
Students with excellent grades will be recognized by being listed
on the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll will include those students who
30 semester credit hours earned in residence with a GPA of not
less than 3.0
12 semester credit hours earned in the current semester, not
including pass/fail work, with a GPA for the semester of not less
Satisfactory Scholastic Progress
A student is considered to be making satisfactory scholastic progress
- The student meets the following minimum grade point average
Total Credit Hours Completed*
60 or more 2.0
*Including transfer credit; based on classification
at the end of the first semester at U.T. Arlington
**Based on U.T. Arlington courses only
- The student has completed the following minimum number of hours
in the last semester in which the student enrolled for six or
more hours at U.T. Arlington:
Enrollment as of Census Date Minimum
12 or more 8
The student has completed an increment of the declared
degree objective sufficient to permit completion of the baccalaureate
degree or other undergraduate study with 12 semesters of full-time
study or its equivalent. All summer terms are considered together
as one semester.
In extenuating circumstances, exceptions to the satisfactory scholastic
progress regulations may be approved.
Academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct
and will not be tolerated in any form at The University of Texas
at Arlington. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be
disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures.
Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating,
plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or
materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person,
taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give
unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.
(Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section
3, Subsection 3.2., Subdivision 3.22)
Institutional procedures regarding charges of academic dishonesty
are outlined in Part II, Chapter 2, of the Handbook of Operating
Procedures of The University of Texas at Arlington. Copies of the
handbook are available at more than 75 locations on campus, including
the Student Congress Office, the Library and departmental offices.
The handbook also may be accessed at the following Web site: http://ais.uta.edu:80/policy/hop.shtml
Final Review Week
A period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations
in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The
purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare
for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no scheduled
activities such as required field trips or performances; and no
instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises
of similar scope that have a completion date during or following
this week unless specified in the class syllabi. During Final Review
Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting
10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory
examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion
of the final examination during Final Review Week.
Final examinations are scheduled at the end of each semester. In
some courses, a departmental final examination is given. Final examinations
will be given only at the time printed in the official class schedule.
Exceptions must be approved in advance by the academic dean.
Students at U.T. Arlington are classified in accordance with the
number of semester hours earned. Hours earned are interpreted as
hours passed at U.T. Arlington plus hours accepted in transfer from
other institutions and/or credit by examination.
- Freshman: One who has earned fewer than 30 hours.
- Sophomore: One who has earned 30 hours but fewer than
- Junior: One who has earned 60 hours but fewer than 90
- Senior: One who has earned 90 hours or more. To be in
good standing, a student must have a 2.0 grade point average or
better on work attempted at U.T. Arlington.
- Degreed: One who has earned a bachelors degree or
higher and is enrolled as an undergraduate.
Student Educational Records Policy
Students may have access to their own educational records during
regular office hours by contacting the person or the office that
maintains these records. A student must appear in person or send
a written request for a copy of the record. Another person may not
see a students educational records unless written permission
is given by that student or a statutory exception is met. One exception
allows a parent or guardian who is providing one-half or more of
the students financial support to obtain the educational record.
Some U.T. Arlington faculty and staff members have access to student
educational records in the performance of their regular duties.
If an educational record contains information on more than one student,
then students desiring access may review only the parts relating
Students may have official copies of their U.T. Arlington transcripts
mailed to other institutions, or they may obtain copies for their
own use. A student must sign a request form in the Registrars
Office or send a signed, written request to release the transcript.
Requests will not be accepted by telephone or from persons other
than the student unless the student has given written permission.
The U.S. Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act of 1974 provides that a university may release
directory-type information about students. The information released
may include the following items: the students name, address,
telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study,
participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weights
and heights of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees
and awards received, and the last educational institution attended.
Each semester, U.T. Arlington publishes a student directory that
is available to students and the public. It contains the following
information: the students name, classification, major field
of study, address and telephone number. The act states that a student
has the right to withhold this information from the public and from
other students. A form to withhold this information is available
in the Registrars Office. Students also may use SAM, the Universitys
automated voice response system, to withhold the information by
calling 817-272-2726. Unless this is done before the Census Date
of the semester, the data about a student will be released as public
Students have the right to challenge the content of their educational
records to ensure that the records are not inaccurate, misleading
or in violation of other rights of the students. This allows students
to correct inaccurate or misleading information, or permits written
explanation from students concerning the content of the records.
Any evidence regarding an inaccurate or misleading record should
be presented to the individual in charge of the office where the
record is maintained.
For admission, applicants are asked to provide their social security
number. It serves as the basis for identification of various University
records. Although this is optional for admission purposes, it is
required if the student applies for student financial assistance.
The usage will vary according to the requirements of the office
in which the record is located.
Research papers and theses written by students will be made available
to interested members of the public.
A more detailed statement of the records policy is available in
the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration,
Room 300, Davis Hall.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security
In compliance with the federal Jeanne
Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
Act, formerly the Student Right-to-Know
and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542, as amended), The University
of Texas at Arlington publishes specified campus crime statistics
and campus security policies through the Office of the Chief of
the University Police.
Campus security policies include:
Procedures for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies
occurring on campus.
Policies concerning security of and access to campus facilities,
including campus residences; campus law enforcement authority
A description of programs designed to inform students and
employees about the prevention of crimes, and campus security
The policy of monitoring and recording of students
criminal activity occurring at off-campus locations of student
organizations officially recognized by the institution.
The policy regarding the possession, use and sale of alcoholic
beverages and illegal drugs, and enforcement of federal and state
drug and drinking laws.
A description of drug or alcohol-abuse education programs.
Sexual assault programs to prevent sex offenses, and procedures
to follow when a sex offense occurs.
Crime statistics may be accessed on the University Police Web
site at www.uta.edu/police/cp2.htm.
Crime statistics from U.T. Arlington or any other university also
may be accessed on the U.S. Department of Educations Web site
To receive a printed copy of the most recent Campus Safety Report,
contact the Police Department at 817-272-3381 or Box 19229, Arlington,
In 1999-2000, the graduation rate was 30.6 percent for students
who entered The University of Texas at Arlington in 1994 on a full-time
basis as first-time, degree-seeking freshmen.