Provisional Students

Freshmen applicants graduating below the top 40% are granted provisional admission for a single semester with a minimum of 920 Redesigned SAT total (840 total on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections for test taken prior to March 2016) or a minimum of 17 composite on the ACT. Provisional students are encouraged to participate in academic support programs, such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic advising to establish good academic standing. 

Applicants may petition to have their academic credentials reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee for a single semester conditional admission. Required documentation, including the Applicant Review Form, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester. It may be obtained at the Office of Admissions or online. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Incoming freshmen are placed on provisional status when they are accepted by the Admissions Committee even though they are below the top 40% of their graduating class and do not have either a SAT score of 920 or ACT of 17. Visit Admissions for more information.

During your first semester of enrollment, you must meet the following conditions:

  • enroll and complete a full-time course load including the following nine semester credit hours - UNIV 1101, Learning in a Global Context I; English or Math (may be developmental); and a three-hour course from the core curriculum,
  • complete the semester with at least 2.0 grade point average (excluding grades obtained with credit by exams and including developmental courses), and
  • attend an advising session with the Student Academic Achievement Coordinator in University College. The Coordinator will review each student's grades at the end of the semester to determine if full admission will be granted based on University policy. Students that earn below an institutional cumulative 2.0 GPA (including developmental courses) the first semester will be placed on academic suspension.

It is strongly encouraged that you meet with your Academic Advisor to share your progress throughout the semester and learn about resources available. You should also take advantage of the free academic support services, such as tutoring, supplemental instruction and academic workshops offered throughout the year.


You must obtain a 2.0 GPA by the end of your first long (Fall/Spring) semester to avoid being placed on suspension.

Yes, you are able to pre-register for the next semester. However, if a 2.0 GPA is not obtained, you will be required to sit out one long (Fall/Spring) semester before returning to TAMIU.

Yes, you can appeal for academic reinstatement. Please seek additional guidance from your Academic Advisor.

No, once you meet the provisional requirements, you will be placed on good standing.