A student is placed on Academic Probation if their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0. In order to return to “Good Standing” the student needs to bring their cumulative GPA above a 2.0.
As long as a student’s semester GPA is above a 2.0, they will be allowed to continue on Academic Probation until their cumulative is high enough. If, at any time after being placed on probation, the student’s cumulative and semester GPA’s are both below a 2.0 they will be disqualified.
Exception: A student who has earned less than 33 credits can continue on probation as long as their cumulative GPA falls between 1.8 and 2.0.
The “ASAP” Path to Success
Your advisors are here to help you! Freshman and Sophomore General Studies and Undeclared students who are on academic probation will be asked to participate in the Academic Success Agreement Plan. ASAP students develop an Academic Contract with their advisor who provides academic counseling, support and encouragement.
When preparing the Academic Contract, the student and advisor will discuss the struggles and concerns that the student had during their previous semester. The contract will include academic, personal, and career goals and a plan of action to address those goals throughout the semester. A regular meeting, (usually every 2 weeks), with your advisor will be a part of the program.
Participation in the ASAP Program is voluntary. However, if a student should go on academic disqualification and an academic petition is necessary, active participation in this program will reflect well on the student’s commitment to their success.
Strategies for Students on Probation
1. ATTEND CLASS!
2. Use Campus Resources – these are FREE to all students!
- Tutoring and Academic Assistance Programs: tutoring in most subjects
- POLYA Lab: Math tutoring
- Writing Center: assistance with all papers and reports
- Career Center: Help with deciding on an area of interest/major and career goals
- Counseling and Testing Center: Help with personal issues affecting academic performance
- Library: Study areas, workshops, and reference help
3. Enroll in INTR 102- College Success Strategies to learn more effective study techniques
4. Enroll in fewer classes (12-15 credits) and devote more study time to those courses.
5. Take notes in class. Write summaries of major points from information in your textbook and notes.
6. STUDY! Find a non-distracting area where you can study 2-3 hours for every hour you spend in class.
7. Maintain an academic planner to keep track of assignments and exams.
8. Be aware of withdrawal deadlines.
9. Go to office hours, ask questions, and talk with your instructors.
10. Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your progress.