So I just received an e-mail that I am on Academic Probation...what does that mean?
- Your cumulative GPA is currently below a 2.0.
- You need to work hard next semester to get that GPA back up above the 2.0 to be in Good Standing (you have two semesters to get your GPA back up to avoid suspension).
- Check to make sure your financial aid has not been affected.
- Think about what was going on last semester...were you:
- Working too much?
- Not studying enough or not studying well?
- Struggling with class material?
Now is not the time to place blame because the damage is done. Instead think about what can I do to fix these problems or who can I go to on campus for help? You can always start with Academic Advising.
- Take a look at your class schedule; do you need to make changes?
Contact Academic Advising for assistance.
Does probation mean Iím kicked out of school and canít come back next semester?
No, it is a WARNING that your grades need to improve. You have 2 semesters to get your GPA back up before earning suspension.
How will academic probation affect my registration/classes?
- During the registration period, you are strongly recommended to register for a maximum of 12-13 credits in fall or spring and 6 credits in the summer term.
- While on probation you want to select courses that will yield the greatest potential for success.
- Repeat coursework: If there is a course that you received a D or F and you believe you could perform better in the class you could retake it to help to boost your cumulative GPA faster. (Repeat policy Ė all your original grades remain on the transcript, but when you repeat the most recent grade (not the highest) will replace the old grade in the cumulative GPA).
What will happen if I am unable to raise my cumulative GPA above a 2.00 when I am on probation?
If you earn a cumulative GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 for two consecutive semesters, you will earn strict probation. (Note: Suspension will occur anytime your cumulative GPA falls below 1.0.)
Will being on probation affect anything else?
Financial Aid: It could affect your financial aid so you want to be sure to contact the Financial Aid office if you are unsure. Their phone number is 465-2075 and their e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major/Minor: Your GPA can also affect what major you have selected. Some of our majors, such as Education, Social Work, Communication, and Business have GPA requirements. Your GPA may take a while to recover depending on where you are at or may make you ineligible for one of the programs above; you may need to start thinking of a Plan B. You also want to consider what classes you received poor grades. Were these classes going towards a particular major?
Will my parents know I am on probation?
Only if you decide to share that information with them or if you have filled out a FERPA release form allowing them access to your grades. The University is unable to release information about your student record without your permission.
What can I do? Who can help me to return to good standing?
There are various resources on campus to help you succeed. Your assigned advisor can work with you on referrals.