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What is College Probation and How Does It Affect Me? Based upon “Back on Track” by J. Gasper-Hulvat and S. O’Brien, Temple University
Goal: This is a tool for Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) students that have been placed on college probation. We will examine the various College and University probation and drop policies and assist you in identifying campus resources that may help you as you work toward the completion of your degree requirements.
When an HSS student earns a semester grade point average (gpa) that is lower than a 2.00, the student is placed on college probation regardless of their LSU and cumulative gpas. An HSS student may be placed on college probation at the end of a fall or spring semester only. Fall and spring semesters are defined as “regular” semesters.
A student that earns below a 2.00 semester gpa for two consecutive regular semesters will be dropped from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences for at least one regular semester regardless of their LSU and cumulative gpas.
How is College Probation different from University Scholastic Warning, University Scholastic Probation, and University Scholastic Drop?
The University’s Scholastic Warning, Scholastic Probation, and Scholastic Drop policies are based upon a student’s LSU and/ or cumulative gpas.
As defined in the LSU General Catalog, “students will be placed on University Scholastic Warning if their gpas are one to nine quality points below a 2.00 on all work attempted or on all work attempted in the LSU System…Students will remain on University Scholastic Warning until they bring their gpas up to 2.00 or are placed on University Scholastic Probation.” A student may be placed on University Scholastic Warning at the end of any semester, term, or intersession.
As defined in the LSU General Catalog, “students will be placed on University Scholastic Probation if their gpas are 10 or more quality points below a 2.00 on all work attempted or on all work attempted in the LSU System. Students will remain on University Scholastic Probation until they have cumulative averages of 2.00 or higher on all college work attempted and on all work attempted in the LSU System.” A student may only be placed on University Scholastic Probation at the end of a fall or spring semester.
As defined in the LSU General Catalog, “students on University Scholastic Probation will be dropped from the University at the end of any fall or spring semester if their semester average is less than 2.00 on either all work attempted or on all work attempted in the LSU System. Students in University Scholastic Drop may not apply toward LSU degree requirements credit earned at any institution, including LSU distance program courses, during the period of their ineligibility to enroll at LSU.”
For more details about the University’s Scholastic Warning, Scholastic Probation, and/or Scholastic Drop policies, please see the LSU General Catalog.
As previously noted, you were placed on college probation because of your semester gpa. If your semester gpa is below a 2.00 in the next regular semester in which you are enrolled at LSU, you will be dropped from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Now that I have been placed on college probation, what do I do?
To be removed from college probation, a student must: Earn a 2.00 or better semester gpa; Correct course deficiencies; and Make satisfactory progress in their declared degree program.
Also, we strongly urge you to make an appointment with a counselor in our office to discuss your academic situation. Our goal is for you to be academically successful. Our college probation program was implemented to alert students to the potential long-term negative effects that their gpa may have on their academic situation. We believe that being on college probation will allow you the opportunity to assess your academic habits and re-evaluate what you need to do to be successful in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
After being dropped from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, you must do the following to gain re-entry:
1) You must earn a 2.00 on your fall or spring semester gpa while enrolled in another academic college on campus during your college drop period. 2) You must meet the HSS admission requirements in place at the time of your re- entry.
What are the current HSS admission requirements?
1. You must complete ENGL 1001 with a grade of “C” or higher. 5. Students pursuing a major in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Psychology, or a Secondary Education concentration must have a 2.50 on both their LSU and cumulative gpas. 2. You must complete at least three hours of General Education Analytical Reasoning coursework. 3. You must have earned at least 24 credit hours. 4. You must have a minimum of 2.00 on both your LSU and cumulative gpas for all majors with the exception of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Psychology, and all Secondary Education concentrations.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in a delay in your being re-admitted to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Additional resources: Center for Academic Success -B-31 Coates Hall -225/ 578-2872 Office of Disability Services -111A Johnston Hall -225/ 578-5919 Career Services -B4 Coates Hall -225/ 578-1548
Please contact an HSS staff member should you have any questions concerning this presentation. We are located in 119 Hodges Hall and can be reached at 225/ 578-3141.