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1 UCA Academic Advising Center Aniaya Henderson Probation 101UCA Academic Advising CenterAniaya HendersonThis is Probation 101.With Marvin Williams and Tanya Buchanan from the Academic Advising Center at the University of Central Arkansas.When you have viewed this presentation and have completed the questionnaire which follows, you will have met the probation requirement to complete or attend a Probation Workshop.The goal of this presentation is to inform you about the basics of academic probation and to make you aware of the resources available at UCA which you can use to get back into good academic standing.
2 What is academic probation? A student is placed on academic probation whenever their cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0. A student will be removed from academic probation whenever their cumulative grade point average is at least a 2.0.
3 How long does probation last? You will be finished with academic probation when your semester grade point average equals or exceeds 2.0 AND your cumulative grade point average equals or exceeds 2.0.
4 As long as you earn a 2.0or better semester GPA,you can continue to enroll at UCA.
5 Academic probation can have an adverse effect on your academic career. Probation may delay graduation.Probation limits access to majors and programs.Probation will affect your financial aid.Probation can result in academic suspension.
6 What is academic suspension? If you are suspended, you may not take classes at UCA.Any credit earned at anotherinstitution during your suspensionperiod will not count toward a degree at UCA.
7 How does suspension work? A first suspension will be for two consecutive terms (including summer)A second suspension will be for one calendar year.A third suspension will be academic dismissal, for an indefinite period of time.**Read more about suspension in the Undergraduate Bulletin.You can read more about academic suspension in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Just click the link in this slide.
8 How will I know I am on suspension? If you do not earn a 2.0 semestergrade point average AND yourcumulative GPA does not meet thehours requirement listed in thefollowing chart, you may be suspended from the university.
9 Minimum GPA Requirements Semester Hours Attempted Minimum Cumulative GPA1 –31 –60 or moreIF you do not earn a 2.0 semester grade point average and your cumulative GPA does not meet the hours requirement listed in the following chart, you may be academically suspended.If you have attempted from 1 to 30 hours, you must have a minimum 1.70 overall GPA or you will be suspended.If you have attempted from 31 to 59 hours, you must have a minimum 1.85 overall GPA or you will be suspended.If you have attempted 60 hours or more, you must have an overall 2.0 GPA or you will be suspended.
10 If you are on probation and taking any transitional classes, pay attention to theThree Strikes Policy.If you are on probation and are taking any transitional classes, pay attention to the Three Strikes Policy . Even if you earn an overall 2.0 or better, if after three attempts you don’t earn a “C” or better in your transitional courses, you cannot enroll at UCA. The three strikes policy states:Students only have three (3) attempts at UNIV 1340 Intermediate Algebra, UNIV 1300, Transitional Writing, and UNIV 1301,TransitionalWriting.If after thee attempts, a student has not earned a “C” or better for these classes, that student will not be allowed to enroll at UCA.
11 Probation Myths You cannot drop courses while you are on probation. You may not change or declare your major while you are on probation.You won’t be eligible for financial aid if you are on probation.You may not apply for graduation if you are on probation.
12 Step 1: Answer the question, “How did I end up on probation?” Academics?Personal/family issues?Health issues?No major/wrong major?Finances?Poor time management?A combination of reasons?
13 Step 2: Get help: Use your available resources. InstructorsAdvisorCounselingDisability Support ServicesStudent Health ServicesCareer ServicesMinority Services
14 Step 3: Make sure you are in the right major. If you don’t have a major, find one.If you are unhappy with your major; or if you are in the “wrong” major, find a new major.Use Career Services to help you solve these major problems. Check them out at Career Services.
15 Step 4: Take advantage of available academic tools and resources. TutoringOnline study sitesTorreyson LibraryAcademic Calendar
16 academic tools and resources… Undergraduate BulletinGPA CalculatorCub Mail
17 Step 5: Take care of business. Attend class.Manage your time.Make sure you have the textbook and supplies needed for your classes.Follow the class syllabus for each of your classes.
18 Take care of business… Study well. Register on time, and make sure you are in the correct classes.Take care of any “X” grades you have.Get help from your instructor.
19 Step 6:Protect your grade point. Use grade forgiveness.Read more in the Undergraduate Bulletin.Grade Forgiveness FormConsider dropping classes.Drop FormConsider withdrawing for the semester.Withdrawal FormDeadlines apply: Check the Academic Calendar.Also, check with Financial Aid.
20 Now it’s up to you… Identify your academic problems. Use your resources to deal with those problems.Make sure you are in the right major.Take care of business.Protect your grade point.Finish the job.
21 Important Dates for Spring 2015 March 4th: Midterm grades postedMarch 20th: Final date to officially withdraw from Jan. 8 – May 1 classes or the university with a “W”March 22nd-29th: SPRING BREAKMarch 30th: Advanced Registration for Summer and Fall Begins
22 Probation Online Verification Form Probation Online Verification FormTo receive credit for completion of the online probation workshop, you must complete the “Online Probation Verification Form” via the link Below: