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Surviving Academic Probation. Tips and Success Strategies. What Is Academic Probation?. First Semester Freshman and New Transfers: Placed on academic probation when their GPA falls below a 2.0 Must raise the cumulative GPA to a 2.0 OR Earn a minimum GPA of 2.3 during the probationary term
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Surviving Academic Probation Tips and Success Strategies
What Is Academic Probation? • First Semester Freshman and New Transfers: • Placed on academic probation when their GPA falls below a 2.0 • Must raise the cumulative GPA to a 2.0 OR • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.3 during the probationary term • Must participate in the Learning Contract Program • Continuing Students: • Placed on academic probation when their GPA falls below a 2.0 • Must raise the cumulative GPA to a 2.0 OR • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.3 during the probationary term
Learning Contract Program • Freshman and new transfer students with a GPA of 1.0-1.999 must participate in the Learning Contract Program during their second semester. • Students are required to work with an academic advisor to discuss • Students are encouraged to use the grade replacement system (up to 15 credit hours) • Students must earn a semester GPA of 2.3 or a cumulative GPA of 2.0 • If the student does not meet these goals, they will be placed on academic suspension.
Academic Suspension • First Year Freshman and Transfer Students: • GPA of <1.0 • Will not be permitted to enroll in the University for 1 semester. • After 1 semester, the student may reapply • Continuing Students: • Do not meet the goals set forth during academic probation • Will not be permitted to enroll in the University for 1 semester. • After 1 semester, the student may reapply
Your Professor is Your Ally • If you are struggling with a course, you should visit your professor immediately! • They have office hours set aside for assisting students • Bring questions about homework, problems presented in class, exam questions, etc. • They are more than happy to help!
What can YOU do? • Visit your academic advisor for success strategies and tips. • Visit the Academic Success Centers on campus • Catamount Academic Tutoring Center (CAT Center) • Hunter Library Ground Floor Room #30 • Small group tutoring for 100 and 200 level courses • Qualified Student Tutors • Mathematics Tutoring Center • ST 455 • 9-5 M-R; 9-2 F • Drop-in or scheduled individual sessions • Student Technology Assistance Center • Assistance with hardware and software • University Writing Center • Hunter 161 • Extremely helpful for assistance during the writing process
Counseling and Psychological Services • Provides individual, couples and group therapy • Group Therapy • Women’s and Men’s Experiences • Body image and eating disorder counseling • Enhancing relationships • Trauma and abuse recovery • Self-esteem counseling • Stress Management Discussions • Substance abuse counseling • Group therapy Schedules can be found at: • http://www.wcu.edu/WebFiles/PDFs/Group_Blurbs_Fall_09.pdf
Counseling • It is absolutely FREE to go to the campus counseling center • It absolutely CONFIDENTIAL! • It will be of great help if you are experiencing personal issues.
Disability Services • A voluntary program for students with documented disabilities. • Those with physical disabilities • Those with learning disabilities • Emotional or Mental disability • Allows you to receive accommodations for your disability • Extended examination times • Note-taking assistance • Assistance with class presentations
Confidentiality • This service is absolutely confidential • Use of this service is nothing to be ashamed of – it is put in place to help you! • Even some of your professors use this service!