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Friday, February 7, 2014

The college diaries {the seventh}: academic probation.

Well everyone, it's the end of my first full week of second semester!
Today, I thought I'd share some insight into academic probation and whatnot {yes, I am indeed on academic probation- to find out why read this one for sure, this, & maybe this one}.

Academic Probation

First: what is academic probation?

Basically, if you don't know, academic probation is when your school requires you to maintain a certain set GPA or set credit limit and a student fails to meet that requirement. Most schools will have your safety net: academic probation. This is literally your only get-out-of-jail-free card.
Academic probation is pretty much your semester to save yourself. You must raise your GPA up high enough to get off of academic probation {normally a little higher than the required GPA} and pass a certain amount of classes/percentage of your classes.

How does this help you?

By giving you this opportunity, if you're serious about wanting to stay at your university, you get a second chance to prove that. They give you a little push saying "This is your last chance. We want you {and your money} to stay here. Get your act together."

Anything else?

Some schools may add in another detail or two- it varies from school to school. At my college {see this post}, they have us take an extra class called Power Learning to help us figure out what we did wrong, make a plan to change that, give us tips on time management, etc. Is it a blow-off class basically? Yes. Is it helpful nonetheless? Yes. Other people in my class don't seem as willing to work on their problems but as much as I would just love to get kicked out, no.

Do you have anything you want to add to this?

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