Students who have encountered academic difficulties may be placed on a form of academic probation. Probation is intended as a form of support, not punishment, and is designed to help students make continued progress in completing their degree. Probation statuses are assigned by the LSA Academic Standards Board and determined by students’ overall and semester grade point averages.
Probation: assigned when a student’s previous semester GPA was below 2.0 and their semester and overall GPAs are not at a special probation level. Students on probation are encouraged to meet with a general advisor to discuss their course schedule and develop a study plan.
Special Probation: assigned when a student’s GPA shows signs of significant academic difficulties. Students placed on special probation must meet with a Student Success advisor and complete an educational contract for their next semester.
Action Pending: assigned when a student’s previous semester GPA may reach the level of probation, depending upon the final grades received in their incomplete courses. Students on action pending status are encouraged to meet with a general advisor to develop a plan for completing the pending coursework.
Special Action Pending: assigned when a student’s GPA may reach the level of special probation, depending upon the final grades received in their incomplete courses. Students on special action pending status must meet with a Student Success advisor and complete an educational contract for their next semester.
Start by carefully reviewing the notification email. This message will explain the status and the requirements for the probation to be lifted. If you are on probation or action pending, you should schedule an appointment with a general advisor. If you are on special probation or special action pending, you must reach out to the Newnan Front Desk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 734.764.0332 to schedule an appointment with a Student Success advisor by the deadline specified in the email.
Take time to reflect on your previous semester, academic goals, and the areas where you have encountered academic difficulties. Do you notice patterns? How did you respond in the past when facing challenges? Advisors are not here to judge your past grades, but rather to help you think through next steps, connect you with campus resources, and offer perspective.
The email notifying you of the probation status explains the exact requirements. In general, you must, in the next semester, achieve higher than a 2.0 GPA and not take incompletes. If you are on special probation or special action pending, you must also fulfill the terms of your educational contract.
Email email@example.com or call the Newnan Academic Advising Center’s front desk at (734) 764-0332.