JSOM Policies - Undergraduate


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The UT Dallas Undergraduate Academic Catalog defines satisfactory academic progress:

“A student is considered to be making satisfactory scholastic progress when he or she is carrying an approved schedule of classes, is not on probation, and has a GPA (grade-point average) of at least 2.000 (C average) in the major and overall. Students who habitually drop a significant fraction of their schedule may lose the right to drop or may be dismissed from the University for failure to make adequate academic progress.”

JSOM Policy

The JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Office applies the above criteria in determining academic progress and includes further, specific criteria for students pursuing a JSOM undergraduate degree. These criteria may include:

  • Course Repeats

    If a student has earned graded attempts on a course or courses required for JSOM majors three (3) times – known as the Texas Three-Course Repeat Rule or Three-Peat Rule — the student may not repeat courses a fourth time at UT Dallas and may be subject to change his or her major.
    • Graded attempts include A-F grades plus any grade that is recorded on a student’s academic transcript, such as withdrawals (that is, W, WL, and more).
    • JSOM major courses may include required core curriculum, JSOM major preparatory courses and JSOM core courses.
  • JSOM Math Requirements

    If a student is not successful in completing the minimum math required for all JSOM majors, the student cannot make suitable academic progress in JSOM and may be subject to change his or her major.

JSOM Policy

  • Maximum Hours Approved per Semester on Probation

    A student on probation is limited to 12-13 hours or no more than the number of hours taken in previous semesters, not to exceed 15 hours, completed with a semester GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Retaking Courses

    A student on probation must follow terms and conditions of probation and must retake previously failed courses.
  • Withdrawing Courses

    A student on probation who requests to withdraw from courses after Census Day (“W” and “WL” timeframes) will not be approved.
  • Registration for the Subsequent Semester

    A student on probation may register early for the next semester, but can register for no more than 12-13 hours; or no more than the number of hours taken in previous semesters, not to exceed 15 hours, completed with semester GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Waitlist

    For the current or an upcoming semester, a student on probation cannot be registered and/or waitlisted for more than a grand total of 13 hours, or no more than the number of hours taken in previous semesters, not to exceed 15 hours, completed with semester GPA of 2.0 or better.

JSOM Policy

  • Maximum Hours Approved per Semester on Probation

    A student on academic warning will be limited to 12-13 hours or no more than the number of hours taken the previous semester, not to exceed 13 hours.
  • Retaking Courses

    A student on academic warning must retake previously failed courses.
  • Withdrawing from Courses

    A student on academic warning who requests to withdraw from any courses after Census Day (“W” and “WL” timeframes) will not be approved.
  • Registration for the Subsequent Semester

    A student on academic warning will not be able to register for the next semester until all final grades from the current semester are recorded in Orion.
  • Waitlist

    A student will not be able to register or be waitlisted for courses for the next semester until all final grades for the current semester are recorded in Orion.

JSOM Policy

  • Notification

    A student suspended from JSOM will be notified by email or in person of the terms and conditions for future readmission. The terms and conditions will be included in the student’s file. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs to determine terms and conditions of future readmission to JSOM.
    These terms and conditions may include:
    • REQUIRED: Complete at a minimum an Applied/Business Calculus I course with a passing/transferring grade of C or higher.
    • REQUIRED: Courses or requirements as required for readmission — in writing – by the JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs for inclusion in the student’s file in the JSOM Advising office.
    • Complete core curriculum while on suspension at a community college. Official Transcript must denote that the student is “core complete.”
    • Complete lower-level major preparatory courses with a passing/transferring grade of C or higher.
  • Length of Suspension

    Fall and spring semesters only are semesters counted in the suspension period.
    • Suspension for One Semester: If a student is suspended at the end of the spring 2018 semester, he or she is out for the fall 2018 semester and may petition to return in spring 2019.
    • Suspension for One Year: If a student is suspended at the end of the spring 2018 semester, the earliest the student may petition for readmission is fall 2019.
  • Suspension/Readmission Petition:

    • If a student is suspended from the University, he or she must complete a readmission petition to return. See the Academic Calendar online for semester readmission deadlines.
    • If a student is suspended from the University and does not return within three long semesters, he or she must complete an application for admission to UT Dallas and a readmission petition. It is recommended that the student meet with the JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs before completing an application for admission. See the Academic Calendar online for semester readmission deadlines.
  • Readmission is not guaranteed.

  • Students suspended from other schools at UT Dallas will not be able to change their major to JSOM.

  • Suspended students from JSOM who want to be readmitted to other schools at UT Dallas must meet that school’s criteria for readmission.

JSOM Policy

  • The Dean’s List is published at the conclusion of each fall and spring semester.
  • Students must complete at least 12 credit hours during the semester with a semester grade-point average among the top 10 percent of all students within JSOM.
  • Students with grades of Incomplete are not considered for the Dean’s List.

Maximum Course Load

Unless otherwise noted, students in good academic standing can register for the following course load without additional approval:

  • Fall and Spring Semesters: 18 hours
  • Summer Semesters: 15 hours

JSOM Policy

Students who want to take more than the maximum hours in a semester need written approval by the JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Office. Students’ current and cumulative UT Dallas GPA, course load history at UT Dallas and suitable progress in their major from courses taken at UT Dallas are all factors considered in the JSOM Associate Dean’s decision.

Submission of Request – Email

Students must send an email from their UT Dallas email address to the JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Shawn Alborz, at salborz@utdallas.edu. Email must include the number of hours requested and the semester requested. Supporting information, such as the reason why a student wants to exceed the maximum semester course load, and course or courses a student wants to take that will exceed the maximum course load, will assist in a timely response.

Request for taking additional credit hours must be made every semester; it does not carry over.

Notification of Decision

JSOM Academic Advising (JSOMUGAdvising@utdallas.edu) will notify students of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Office decision.

Additional Requirements and Rules

Students taking more than the maximum number of credit hours allowable in any given semester cannot withdraw from any courses without the permission of the JSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, as per the Undergraduate Academic Catalog: https://catalog.utdallas.edu/now/undergraduate/policies/course-policies#load

JSOM Policy

All students who have earned a bachelor degree and who want to apply for a second baccalaureate (bachelor) degree are encouraged to apply instead for one of our JSOM graduate certificates or degrees.

JSOM Policy

  • Lower-level courses will not be approved as upper-level course equivalencies.
  • Upper-Level Courses at JSOM: Courses will not be approved unless transfer school’s course content and core/course prerequisite are the same as JSOM.
  • All non-TCCNS (Texas Common Course Number Systems) courses must be petitioned through TCEP (Transfer Credit Earned Prior to Attending UT Dallas):
    • Core Courses: Approved by the Associate Dean in which core course is housed (that is, ENGL 1302 must be approved by the Arts and Humanities Associate Dean; a MATH course must be approved by the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Associate Dean)
    • JSOM Courses: Approved by JSOM Associate Dean
      • JSOM Associate Dean may refer to Program Director for specific courses.

Requirements for Petitioning Non-TCCNS Courses

  • It is best to provide as much information as possible in petitioning a course. At a minimum, a student must provide one of the following in order to petition for non-TCCNS courses:
    • Course description from the catalog in effect at the school where the student took the course (example: course taken fall 2016 – course description must be submitted from the fall 2016 catalog)
    • Syllabus from the semester the course was taken (example: course was taken fall 2016 – fall 2016 syllabus for the course must be submitted)

Concurrent Enrollment at Another Institution of Higher Education – Pre-approval

  • Students who want to take courses at another school while attending UT Dallas must have pre-approval and complete a Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Request, signed by the student and by the JSOM Academic Advisor. The JSOM Academic Advisor will go over the Transfer Request Rules to be signed by the student.

Concurrent Enrollment at Another Institution of Higher Education: – Prerequisite Courses

  • Student must be pre-approved to take courses at another school while attending UT Dallas (see “Concurrent Enrollment at Another Institution of Higher Education – Pre-approval” above)
  • Students completing prerequisites at another school must turn in or send an official transcript with final grades and successful completion (C or better) of these courses before registration in any JSOM courses that require the transfer courses as prerequisites. Unofficial transcript or proof of registration in these courses is not sufficient for registration purposes and will not be accepted.

Required Review:

Once a student has completed 75 credit hours of their degree requirements, the student will be required to meet with an academic advisor to closely review pending items for graduation. A hold will be added to the student’s account until the 75 credit hour audit review is complete.

Notification:

Students will be notified via email when their 75 credit hour review is due.