Dismissal

The GSBS reserves the right to dismiss a student under the following conditions or circumstances, but not limited to:

  • Failure to make adequate academic progress as defined by each program.
  • Engaging in academic or research misconduct.
  • Engaging in illegal, fraudulent, or unethical behavior, as defined in the TTUHSC El Paso Institutional Student Handbook Code of Professional and Academic Conduct.

Dismissal Procedure

The dismissal should follow the procedures described below.

  • Students who are not making adequate academic progress will be placed on academic probation and will be warned in writing of the possibility of dismissal if academic improvement in not reached.
  • Students will be given a clear statement about what must be done to alleviate the problem with a specific time frame stablished.
    • These expectations must be reasonable and consistent with expectations held for all students.
  • If the student does not meet the requirements within the specified time frame, the student will be dismissed.
    • Upon recommendation from the dean, the GSBS office will notify the student of his/her dismissal.
  • If the student is not satisfied at this point, the student must contact the Office of Student Services. The Office of Student Services may advice the student to file a formal complaint.
    • The details on how to proceed with a formal complaint are described in the TTUHSC El Paso Institutional Student Handbook Code of Professional and Academic Conduct

Other Grounds for Dismissal

There may be other unusual situations in which a student may be dismissed, such as:

  • A regularly admitted student who has not been registered for three consecutive semesters will be dismissed unless a leave of absence has been approved.

Any student who does not complete all requirements for a graduate degree within the time limit will be dismissed. Per reporting guidelines established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), students seeking master’s degrees are expected to graduate within five years.