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1 What is it? How did I get on Academic Probation? What are my options?

2 What does it mean to be on Academic Probation?
When a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below the minimum GPA required to maintain Good Academic Standing, then they are placed on Academic Probation. The following are the cumulative grade point average minimums which must be attained for a student to be considered in good academic standing: with 1-14 credits attempted (usually one semester) 1.8 with credits attempted (usually two semesters) 1.9 with credits attempted with 48 or more credits attempted

3 Academic Probation and Part-time study
A student whose cumulative average  falls below these minima for the first time will remain in good academic standing (B status) but shall be limited to 14 credits (or equivalent where preparatory courses are concerned) for the next semester. If, at the end of the next semester, the student’s cumulative average still falls below these minima, then the student concerned shall be placed on academic probation (D status) and shall be restricted to part-time (fewer than 12 credits) attendance. A “Hold” is placed on the student’s records . This means that the student cannot Self Serve on Banner to register for their next semester’s courses. The “Hold” will be lifted after attending this Retention Strategy workshop.

4 What’s next? Academic Dismissal Policy
The cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of students on probation will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester. Students whose cumulative average remains below the required minimum will be academically dismissed. The office of the Dean of Students implements, interprets, and ensures compliance with this policy. A previously dismissed student who is readmitted will not be dismissed under this policy if a satisfactory progress is demonstrated in courses taken since readmission. Students have the right to appeal their dismissal. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Academic Standing Committee through the office of the Dean of Students no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which they wish to be readmitted. Students who fail to appeal their dismissal within the required time limit may submit an appeal in a timely fashion for readmission to a future semester. Appeal decisions rendered by the Academic Standing Committee shall be final.

5 How did I get on probation?
Not enough time to study I don’t know how to study I work more than 20 hours a week I don’t know what I want to do I have difficulty balancing work, study and home life I had an incomplete grade that turned to “F” I left school without withdrawing from my courses

6 New Grading Policy Effective Fall 2012
UW-Unofficial Withdrawal This grade, for credit classes, carries the same academic value as a failing grade and will be given to a student that attended class, but for whatever reason stopped attending during the semester. Students must withdraw from the class by the published deadline. UU-Unofficial Withdrawal This grade, for non-credit class (remedial), does not affect the student’s grade point average but does count toward the number of attempts in the remedial program. NA-Never Attended This grade is issued for a credit class and does not affect the student’s grade point average, however students will be liable for tuition and fees for the class if not dropped prior to the start of the semester and financial aid will be affected because of non-attendance.

7 What Are My Options? Meet with your assigned counselor from Center for Educational and Retention Counseling (CERC) Attend a Study Skills Workshop offered by CERC Speak with your professors Get a tutor for difficult courses Go to the Learning Lab associated with your courses Withdraw from a difficult course or one that you have not been attending. Examine how you manage your time Attend college part-time Take a class in summer school session I

8 Calculating Your GPA To calculate the cumulative GPA , you take your semester GPA hours and add them to the GPA hours listed in the Transcript Totals area. Do the same for the quality points. Divide Total Quality GPA points by GPA hours . (W’s are not calculated in the GPA). Quality points: A---4 points B points B---3 points C points C---2 points D points D---1 points F---0

9 How To Calculate your GPA
Your GPA is Quality points divided by GPA Hours, 29.5/57=1.93

10 What happens if I get dismissed?
You will receive a letter from the Dean of Student’s Office informing you of your dismissal. You can fill out an Appeal Application and submit it before the due date. You can meet with a CERC counselor to review your completed application and to discuss the possible outcomes. Students that get reinstated will receive a letter informing them that they will be allowed to return to the college. Students that get reinstated will be placed on “D” status/Probation for the new semester and will only be allowed to attend part-time.

11 Should I Remain in College?
By attending college you: Increase your value in the job market. Develop an ability to think, create and communicate. Are provided with opportunities to learn about your area(s) of interest Enhances your knowledge base Have opportunities to learn from professors who are experts in their fields. Get to network with people who have similar interests.

12 How do I select an area of Study?
Assessment + Research + Networking= Area of Study

13 Assessment There are several questions you need to answer is; What do I have an interest in? What subjects do I enjoy? What am I good at? What are my strengths? What are some of the careers I thought about? Career interest inventories. Our Career Counseling office has Focus 2 an online career exploration program. They also offer the Self Directed Search inventory which is another assessment tool.


15 Research There are several websites that will help you research the field of careers: The Occupational Outlook Handbook, The Career Zone, all offer information on different careers and what each is about. It is important to understand what any career looks like on a day to day basis, as well the level of education or training required for the job.

16 Networking It is always important to talk to other people about some of your ideas about careers. Utilizing your family and friends to find out about different careers is called networking. You may have connections to someone who is doing what you want to do, or they know someone who is doing what you want to do,

17 Areas of Study Nassau Community College has many areas of study for you to consider. The College Catalog is online at Click on Programs and Courses. This will lead you to all of our areas of study and the course required for each. As you consider different areas of study it is important to look at the course work required. If you log in to your Banner account and use the Degree Evaluation, you can look at your current major, but also see if you changed to another major, what the courses required would look like. It’s a great feature! Does the coursework required reflect my areas of interest and my academic strengths? Ex) Am I good at Math? Science? English? It is also important to access the type of skills I will develop in this area of study, can I be creative? Work with my hands? Solve problems? Learn about human behavior? Finding the right fit is important. The right fit is a combination of the interest , strengths, and skills that all fall into one area of study or major. It’s ok not to know when you start college. You have the ability to explore different subjects each semester. It’s a great way to get a taste of different programs and find one that you are interested in.

18 Your Associates Degree
You need credits for your Associates Degree. You should be aware of all the semesters that courses are offered. We have Fall (15 weeks), Winter( one course, three weeks, 5 days a week) Spring (15 weeks), Summer Session I and II( Each session is 4 weeks and 4 days a week, M-Th)

19 How many credits do I take?
This is probably one of the most important questions you need to answer. The choice of how many credits you take in any semester can certainly influence your academic success or failure. A full time load is considered credits. Anything less than 12 credits is considered part-time. Financial Aid Family Obligations Job Hours Time available to study Personal Finances

20 Resources Your professors are great resources for careers in the fields they teach. The Career Development Office in Nassau Hall can help you investigate careers by taking a career inventory. The Center for Educational and Retention Counseling ( )in Nassau Hall rm. 19 can assist you in developing an educational plan as well as workshops to help you achieve academic success.

21 If your last name starts with:
Your Counselor You have been assigned a specific CERC counselor that can assist you with your educational planning. If your last name starts with: A-C Your counselor is Prof. Bob Rubin D-G Your counselor is Prof. Judy Suh H-L Your counselor is Prof. Deborah Kimbrough-Lowe M-P Your counselor is Prof. Bill Zatulskis Q-T Your counselor is Prof. Delores Smalls U-Z Your counselor is Prof. Mary Peck The CERC Office is in Nassau Hall (M) room 19

22 Retention Strategy Survey (RSS)
Please take a moment to complete a brief survey. It is important that you take and complete this survey so that we know you participated in this online workshop. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link. Your counselor has been identified. Retention Strategy Survey (RSS)

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