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2 – Academic Policies

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Name: Undergraduate Academic Retention & GPA Standards

Purpose

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

Definitions:

Policy

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

.

Source

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,

2017.

Exhibits

Procedures

I. Establishment of Criteria

A.

Each institution will develop specific criteria, in compliance with this policy, to be

implemented and enforced as the undergraduate academic retention standards of the

institution.

B.

Initial institutional standards and all subsequent revisions will be submitted to the

Chancellor for review and approval.

C.

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.

II.

GradePoint System

A.

The following grade point system is to be used in determining averages: