Maintaining AES Scholarships
AES recipients agree to meet the following academic requirements:
- Earn a 3.0 GPA or better each semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better at the conclusion of each academic year.
- Complete a minimum of 15 unique UT Dallas credit hours per semester and complete a total of 30 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their freshman academic year, 60 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their sophomore academic year, 90 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their junior academic year, and 120 unique UT Dallas credit hours before the conclusion of their senior academic year.
- Adhere to the UT Dallas Student Code of Conduct. The AES Program reserves the right to review violations of the UT Dallas Code of Conduct in order to determine AES eligibility.
Understanding the Academic Requirements
Students who do not complete 15 unique UT Dallas credit hours and achieve a 3.0 GPA or better at the conclusion of each semester are placed on probation and required to participate in our AES Student Success Program.
✓ Met requirement
✕ Did not meet requirement
Semester Requirements based on Term GPA and Hours Completed
|Semester||Term GPA 3.0||Term Hours 15||Action|
|Fall||✓||✓||No action required|
|Fall||✕||✓||Student Success Program in spring|
|Fall||✓||✕||Student Success Program in spring|
|Fall||✕||✕||Student Success Program in spring|
|Spring||✓||✓||No action required|
|Spring||✕||✓||Student Success Program in fall|
|Spring||✓||✕||Student Success Program in fall|
|Spring||✕||✕||Student Success Program in fall|
AES students must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and complete a total of 30 unique UT Dallas credit hours each academic year. Students that do not meet both of these requirements are subject to termination. Prior to termination, each student may be given the opportunity to participate in the AES Summer Academic Progress Initiative (SAPI). Students who repeatedly do not meet the AES Academic Requirements may be terminated.
✓ Met requirement
✕ Did not meet requirement
Academic Year Requirements Based on Cumulative GPA and Total Hours Completed
|Semester||Cumulative GPA 3.0||Cumulative Hours 30||Action|
|End of Academic Year (Spring)||✓||✓||No action required - scholarship maintained|
|End of Academic Year (Spring)||✕||✓||Option to participate in Summer Academic Progress Initiative (SAPI)||If student does not participate in SAPI, AES is terminated|
|End of Academic Year (Spring)||✓||✕||Option to participate in Summer Academic Progress Initiative (SAPI)||If student does not participate in SAPI, AES is terminated|
|End of Academic Year (Spring)||✕||✕||Option to participate in Summer Academic Progress Initiative (SAPI)||If student does not participate in SAPI, AES is terminated|
AES Student Success Program
The AES Student Success Program engages AES students who may not be on track to meet the AES academic requirements necessary to maintain their scholarship. At the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, students who have not met the program academic requirements participate in the AES Student Success Program. The AES Student Success Program is a requirement for every student who does not meet the AES academic requirements at the conclusion of a semester.
In this program, students receive one-on-one attention from advisors in the Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR) office to:
- Create a personalized academic success plan
- Learn about the helpful resources that are available on campus, such as the Student Success Center and Student Counseling Center
- Discuss challenges and develop creative solutions
If students receive an AES probation notice, they must schedule to meet with a SOAR advisor prior to census day (the 14th day of classes) of the current semester.
Summer Academic Progress Initiative
Participating in SAPI allows students to utilize their AES scholarship during the summer semester to take the courses needed to meet the AES academic year requirements and maintain their scholarship.
- Students must enroll in a minimum of nine UT Dallas hours. Courses are to be determined through consultation with the student’s academic advisor.
- Students are required to meet with an AES Probation Advisor from the SOAR Office on a regular basis
- The summer semester will count as one semester towards overall scholarship eligibility.
- Students who fail to meet all AES academic requirements at the conclusion of the summer semester will have their scholarships terminated.