If you accumulate a certain number of D and/or F grades at the end of a semester, you may be placed on Academic Probation for the following semester. See the section on end-of-term grades for a detailed listing of grade combinations and outcomes. The semester of probation is designed to serve as a "wake-up" call. It is notice that your current academic plan, goals or study routines are not working and need to be evaluated and perhaps changed.
Students with D/F grades in the fall will be placed on probation in the spring. Students with D/F grades in the spring will be placed on probation in the fall. Students on academic probation are expected to remain in a full course load during their semester of probation and will be permitted to withdraw to an underload by their academic dean only in compelling circumstances. If you petition for and are permitted to withdraw from a course to an underload during your semester of probation, your probationary status will stop for that semester and will resume in the next semester. Probationary information is not placed on your official transcript.
If your semester academic record warrants probation you will receive notification from your academic dean. The terms of probation stipulate that you must:
If placed on probation, we strongly encourage you to take some time to review all aspects of your academic and social life and institute changes whereever appropriate so that you may be successful here. To this end, we urge you to confer with your academic dean, advisor, instructor, a counselor at CAPS, or with a member of the staff of the Academic Resource Center, as appropriate, early in the semester of probation.