2 – Academic Policies
Name: Undergraduate Academic Retention & GPA Standards
The Tennessee Board of Regents will establish minimum criteria for undergraduate academic
retention standards at the institutions under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Applies To Community Colleges
This policy establishes minimum criteria for undergraduate academic retention standards at the
universities and community colleges under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents
TBR Meetings, June 24, 1977; March 20, 1981; September 30, 1983; June 24, 1988; September
20, 1991; March 15, 2002; Board Meeting June 20, 2014; Revised at Board Meeting, March 31,
I. Establishment of Criteria
Each institution will develop specific criteria, in compliance with this policy, to be
implemented and enforced as the undergraduate academic retention standards of the
Initial institutional standards and all subsequent revisions will be submitted to the
Chancellor for review and approval.
The approved undergraduate academic retention standards of the institution are to be
clearly expressed in the catalog, uniformly applied to all students, and promptly enforced
at the close of each semester.
The following grade point system is to be used in determining averages: