The academic progress of the students will be measured using the qualitative element which will be verified during the summer of each academic year.
The retention index (qualitative element) will be determined according to Table A. The GPA will be computed only with credit-hours taken at PUPR. Probation, suspension, or dismissal will be determined, employing the following procedure:
When the accumulated index is lower than the established index as given in Table A, an academic probation period (P1) will be granted for one academic year. The Registrar’s Office will notify the student of the academic status in a certified letter. At the same time, the Counseling Office will be notified to ensure the required follow-up.
During the probation period (P1), the student must raise the grade point average to a value equal to or higher than the corresponding index in Table A.
If after this probation period the student does not comply with the established condition in item 2 and does not remediate his/her academic deficiencies, he/she will be granted a second one academic year probation (P2). Whenever the student fails to succeed the probation (P2), the student will be suspended for one academic year. The Registrar’s Office will notify the suspended student via a certified letter. After the one year suspension, the student may be readmitted in probation (P3) for one academic year. In the event the student fails to raise the GPA above the retention index after the third probationary period (P3), the student will be suspended for a period of three (3) academic years; after which, the student may request readmission. The student may be admitted again under a probationary status for one academic year. In the event he (she) does not succeed, he/she will be permanently dismissed.
Flow chart depicting the probationary periods and the final permanent dismissal when a student fails to achieve satisfactory academic progress.