EFFECTIVE DATE: May 24, 2021
ISSUE #: 6
PRESIDENT: Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
This Policy Statement (PS) states University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) policy regarding
the granting of academic amnesty.
There are no definitions associated with this policy statement.
3.1 An undergraduate student who was dismissed from UHD may petition the dean of
University College for application of the academic amnesty policy. The student must
not have attended UHD for the two-year period immediately preceding application for
amnesty to return to UHD. For consideration of amnesty, a student must provide a
statement of personal commitment to academic success. An undergraduate student
readmitted under the academic amnesty policy will return as a declared major in the
BS Interdisciplinary Studies program. After readmission, students may apply to
change their major once they meet the college major declaration requirements for the
intended major. A student who returns under academic amnesty must maintain a
term GPA of 2.0 for the first 24 hours taken; if the GPA falls below 2.0 within that
period, PS 3.A.08 will not apply, and the student will be permanently dismissed from
UHD, and is not eligible for amnesty.
3.2 If readmitted through academic amnesty and the student attains a 2.5 GPA in the 24
credit hours after readmission, all courses with grades of “F” or “D” earned prior to
readmission are ignored in applying credit toward fulfillment of degree requirements
and in future computations of the students grade point average. The amnesty provision
applies only to the application of credit toward a degree and computation of the
student’s grade point average. No grades on the students permanent record are altered
Procedures for this policy are imbedded in the Policy section.
Responsible Party (Reviewer): Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Review: This policy is valid for one year from the date of issue.
Signed original on file in Employment Services and Operations.
Issue #1: 08/11/81
Issue #2: 11/15/93
Issue #3: 06/22/15
Issue #4: 04/11/17
Issue #5: 05/23/18
PS 03.A.07 Undergraduate Academic Probation & Suspension