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Academic Probation

A Guide for UWSP Students, Faculty, and Staff.
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Toni Sage

on 10 October 2014

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Transcript of Academic Probation

You are Not Alone
Resources
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Probation-1: Your semester or cumulative GPA (or both) are less than 2.0.

Probation-2: You earned a semester or cumulative GPA of less than 2.0, while you were on Probation 1.

If you are placed on Probation 2, it is a final warning that you need to raise both your semester and your cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher at the end of your next semester of attendance.
Underestimating the level of detail or depth of knowledge needed to demonstrate in college courses in order to be successful.
Underestimating the time necessary to devote to studying outside of class to be successful.
Personal issues such as family or roommate challenges, illness, etc.
Challenges that
may Contribute to
Academic Difficulty
Personal issues such as family, roommate, or boy/girlfriend challenges, difficulty finding a social group, extended illness, etc.

Financial challenges.

Interference from disabilities.
Lacking college-level academic success strategies:
Enrolled in several demanding courses or in courses that are too difficult for skill level.

Took a heavy course load.
Lack of knowledge about services available (such as tutoring, career guidance, personal counseling, accommodations for disabilities, etc).

Reluctance to seek assistance from professors, classmates, or tutors.
Motivation difficulties.

Uncertain about future career goals.

Inability to see that courses are relevant to future career direction and life education.
Academic Probation
Students on probation
may have faced more challenges than typical, which led to greater academic difficulty and probation.
In a new semester, it is important to avoid the same traps as before.
Assistance with:
- Understanding content in Math, ALL Sciences, and Accounting
- Writing papers for ANY course
- Learning computer skills and programs
- Developing college-level study skills
Nationally, nearly 25% of all college students will be on academic probation at some point in their college careers.
Roughly 50% of probationary students
will voluntarily drop out.
Students likely to
drop out are those who lose confidence or who think they will simply
"study more"
Some even require higher than a 2.0.
All college students face challenges.
Academics
1. Tutoring-Learning Center
5. Study Skills Course - Ed 105
- 1 credit
- 8 weeks
--How to study in college
--Test-taking, note-taking, textbook comprehension, memory, listening critically, time management, learning styles, and more.
2. Math Help Room
Free walk-in assistance for all physics and astronomy courses
3. Physics and Astronomy Room
Free walk-in assistance for all math courses
Check timetable
Resources
Advising, Major
& Career Direction
1. Student Academic Advising Center
Advisors for
- undeclared majors
- students in transition to other majors
Helps with
- Selecting a major
- Developing an educational plan
- Understanding relationship between educational plan and career goals
Resources
Social & Personal
1. Counseling Center
Help with:
- Difficulty making decisions - Alcohol or drug addiction
- Adusting to college - Stress, depression, lonliness
- Roommate conflicts - Grief/loss/anger management
- Missing classes - Sexual health and safety
- Concentration issues / ADD - Much more...
2. Career Services
- Career exploration
- Resume writing
- Career / life planning
2. Student Involvement &
Employment Office (SIEO)
Resources
Financial
1. Financial Aid Office
Because you must have a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate.
Why does 2.0 matter?
What is Academic Probation?
2. Student Involvement &
Employment Office (SIEO)
Help with:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Grants and Waivers
- Loans
- Scholarships
- Work-Study
Some disciplines require higher
than a 2.0 GPA to graduate.
3. Records and Registration
Website:
- Explore ALL 100+ majors and minors
- Academic Policies
Find jobs:
- on campus
- off campus
- work-study
- Academic Resource Coordinators
- Study lounges
- Computer Labs in basement of every hall.
3. Multicultural Resource Center
4. Native American Center
5. Alliance of Non-traditional Students
6. Veteran's Club
7. Gender & Sexuality Alliance
- Almost 200 student organizations
- Recreational opportunities
- Social clubs
- Organizaitons related to the major
These students would likely succeed if they persisted, studied more effectively, and addressed other challenges they may face.
The
Tutoring Center assists over 2,000 students each year in group, one-on-one, and walk-in
tutoring.
Tutoring Center - Basement
Disability Services - 6th floor
Science
Bldg.
Math Room - A113A
Physics Room - A105
Advising Center - Room 103
Financial Aid - Room 106
Career Center - Second Floor
Library
University Center
Student Involvement & Employment Office
Social & special interest groups
Delzell
Hall
Counseling Center - 3rd floor
ALL students are expected to use multiple resources in order to transition successfully to college.
Don't assume you aren't qualified!

HINT-
Better types of aid
(like the kind you don't have to pay back) are given out early
to qualified students.

So, apply before March!
4. Disability Services
- extra time and/or distraction-free environment for exams, note-taker, audio texts, and more.
Assists students with disabilities such as:
Can provide accommodations such as:
Balance is important!
Academics
Social & Other
Full-time student =
40 hours/week studying and class time
Having an end goal
is important.
You are a Pointer!
Go for It!
YOU
Look carefully at the challenges you may face.
- ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Physical disabilities, etc.
Nearly 60%
of students
change their major
AT LEAST ONCE during their college
career.
You're almost there.
Feeling a bit turned around yet?
"I will graduate
from UWSP."
Where to Go
6. Residential Living
The End
Click link below for a printable resource page:
NFAC
TNR
LRC
CCC
CPS
HEC
DUC
SCI
CAC
SSB
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Free walk-in assistance for foreign language courses
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http://www.uwsp.edu/AcadAff/Documents/Student%20Success%20Resources.pdf
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Over 100 majors and minors to suit your interests, skills, & abilities.
Inefficient or ineffective study techniques.
4. Foreign Language Lab
Student
Services
Bldg.
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