The Student Success Center offers one-on-one academic counseling for all students to promote successful academic integration to the university. Students on academic probation receive a personal action plan and recommended one-on-one academic counseling. Some students may be required to attend specialized academic counseling in a classroom setting. Academic interventions are prescribed with one goal in mind - to assist students in attaining and maintaining good academic standing with the university.
Early Alert System
The early alert system is designed to allow professors to communicate with the academic advisors if there are problems with a student in a classroom. Using a computer software program, professors are able to report repeated absences, tardiness to class, failure to complete assignments and additional warning signs that signal that a student needs extra help. The professors complete a form on the campus website which is automatically sent to the academic advisors in charge of contacting the students regarding the alerts. The advisors can use a variety of communication methods to reach out to the student, from individual interviews to phone conversations to professor-student-counselor meetings. All methods of communication are enacted with expeditious intent. It is the goal of the counselors to contact the students as quickly as possible and get the matter resolved so that advancement in the classroom can be achieved. Additionally, students may be referred to the Learning Center, The Writing Center or the Math Lab for tutoring, as well as the Counseling Center if additional personal counseling is needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
I received a letter stating that I am now on Probation. What does this mean?
When you receive a letter from the Vice President for Academic Affairs, either for being placed on Probation 1 or Probation 2 status, it means that you have not made sufficient progress toward keeping your cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the minimum level – 1.4 for freshmen; 1.8 for sophomores, 1. 9 for juniors and 2.0 for seniors. Probation 1 students have 2 full semesters in which to bring their grades up to an acceptable level; Probation 2 students have one final semester in which to pull up their grades or face suspension.
As a Probation 2 student, I am enrolled in GNED 103. What does this class entail?
Academic Strategies for Success, GNED 103, is a two-credit course that is open only to Probation 2 students. The group meets twice weekly and teaches effective study habits and time management, as well as setting realistic academic goals for the coming semesters.
What must I do in order to get off academic probation?
You must reach the current minimum grade point average required for your academic level, depending on your attempted hours. If you have between 1-30 hours, you must have a minimum of a 1.4 GPA. If you have earned 31-60 hours, you must have earned at least a 1.8, and for 61-90 hours, you must earn a 1. 9 GPA. If you have attempted more than 90 hours, you must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, which is also the minimum required for graduation.
How do I know what kind of grades I must earn in order to get off Probation?
Every major semester, the Coordinator of Student Intervention sends letters out to Probation 1 and 2 students outlining what grades you must receive if you want to get off Probation. These letters are sent to students within the first month of school. The calculation is based on the number of classes a student takes, if any are repeats and how many hours are attempted. Students can also use the grade calculator provided on My CSU.
Bobbie Black, MA
Coordinator of Student Intervention
- Phone: 843-863-7170
- Fax: 843-863-7055