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Academic Warning Workshop
Amy Bairdon 1 July 2013
Transcript of Academic Warning Workshop
Academic Warning = Semester GPA < 2.0
Why does 2.0 matter?
You must have a 2.0 in order to graduate. If you had all the necessary credits for a degree but your cumulative (overall) GPA was below 2.0 you would NOT be able to graduate.
We want to share some resources for success
Why are you attending UVU?
Do you have a career goal?
How much are you willing to
Having an end goal is critical
What if I don't have an end goal?
We were kind of hoping you would say that.
No, really we were.
UVU offers a myriad of options for
1. Academic Counseling Center (LC 402)
Visit with a career counselor and get one-on-one assistance with the career exploration process
Take a Career Assessment to learn more about careers that fit with your personality and interests
2. Career and Major Exploration
(CLSS 2100 -- 2 credit course)
3. Career Development Center (LC 409)
Take a 2 credit class that focuses on exploring career options and finding the best career for YOU!
Visit the Career Development Center for assistance with
for more information
Maybe a tutor would help
UVU has numerous
2. Writing Center (LI 208)
Get assistance with everything from pre-writing to revision
Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT have to be enrolled in an English class to use it
Online appointments are available
Learn more at http://www.uvu.edu/owl
1. Math Lab (LA 201)
Come do your homework in the math lab. Sit at a table with people in the same math class. Put up a flag to request a tutor.
Also available online:http://www.uvu.edu/mathlab
3. Academic Tutoring: LA 201
Come get assistance with ANY class.
If they don't have a tutor for your specific class, they will find a tutor for you. Visit:
2. Learning Strategies Support (LC 405R)
Get one-on-one guidance on how to be a more effective, successful student, including: Time management, reading textbooks, test-taking and test anxiety help, better scores on Accuplacer, note-taking skills, learning styles
1. We have classes on study skills!
CLSS 1000: University Student Success: Learn how to be an effective student in every sense of the word
CLSS 1190: Power Reading and Learning Strategies for students wanting to efficiently and effectively understand and retain college textbook information
Good physical and emotional health are critical to your ability to succeed
1. Student Health Services
Affordable medical and mental health services
Counseling is available for a small fee and the first visit is FREE
No insurance needed
2. Wellness Education
Get assistance in creating a healthy lifestyle for YOU. Learn about nutrition, exercise, and healthy living plans.
3. Take a Class
CLSS 1100 Stress Management Hardiness
Learn techniques for coping with stress
Learn what stress is, how it affects the body, and how to deal with it in a healthy way
Take an exercise class
Do something you love that will help you stay active
to help you reach...
1. Be aware of important dates and deadlines. Such as:
Last day to drop classes
Last day to get a refund
First day you can register
2. Talk to your advisor to:
Know what classes you need to take
Find out how to make yourself competitive for your career
Let them know if you are struggling. Advisors are experts on campus resources
Find your advisor using: http://www.uvu.edu/advising/find/
3. Talk to Your Teachers
While it can be intimidating, talking to your teachers is the first step to being successful.
Ask for clarification on assignments
Let them know when things are going on in your life that are affecting your ability to succeed
Keep them in the loop
College requires a lot of balancing. You have to balance school, work, a social life, and everything else.
Manage your time, don't let it manage you
Don't overload yourself by trying to work full time and attend school full time
Create a routine so you have specific times to do homework
Don't procrastinate doing homework and studying for tests
That was a lot of information. But please, just be aware that resources are available to help you succeed. You can overcome the obstacles you face.
In order to be eligible for financial aid, federal regulations require students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) every semester in three areas:
1. Cumulative Grade Point Average: GPA must be 2.0 or above (C average).
2. Completion Rate: Must complete 75% of credits. Letter grades of W, AU, NC, UW, and E are not considered completed grades.
3. Maximum Time Frame: Students may receive aid for a maximum of 150% of the published length of the educational program. For a bachelor’s degree the average length is 120 credits, so the maximum would be 180 attempted credit hours. For an associate’s degree the average length is 60 credits, so the maximum would be 90 attempted credit hours. Financial aid will not pay for any credits that exceed the maximum credits allowed for the degree program (W, AU, NC, UW, and E’s are considered attempted credit hours and will count toward your maximum of 150%).
Remember – Financial aid will pay for only ONE repeat of a previously passed course (passing is considered a D- or above, failed grades are E, UW, and NC).
5. Find a place conducive to studying.
4. Stress Management
Learn ways to cope with stress. Go to
One of the most helpful things for reducing stress is realizing that there are things you CAN change and things you CANNOT change.
5. Laugh: It relieves stress.
Remember, you can do it!
For more information, visit http://www.uvu.edu/cdc
Worrying about things that you cannot affect (like other people's actions or the weather) will just cause frustration. Focus on the things that YOU have power over.
All of these dates can be found at
under "Student Timetables."
Print it out. You won't be sorry.
4. Find a balance
like the library. We have one of those.
You can even reserve study rooms. http://www.uvu.edu/library/
A quiet place away from distractions,
Please print out the Warning Worksheet from the link below.
Answer the quiz questions (based on this presentation)
Sign the signature page
Go talk to your advisor to remove your hold
Not sure who your advisor is? Find out at
Other Helpful Resources
•Mediation of academic or interpersonal conflicts
•Other problems or disputes
Students with disabilities can receive accommodations to help them succeed
Here are a couple more important resources to be aware of:
How does your GPA affect financial aid?
What happens after probation?
When your cumulative GPA is below 2.0 for a second consecutive semester, you are placed on Continued Probation.
For Continued Probation you might have to do another workshop. You must meet with the Academic Standards Counselor, as well as your major advisor, to create a success plan.
What happens after Continued Probation?
You can remain on Continued Probation as long as you receive a 2.0 or higher for your SEMESTER GPA.
HOWEVER, if your semester GPA goes below a 2.0 while you are on Continued Probation, you will be suspended.
Suspension requires that you be dropped from all your courses and sit out a semester. After that semester you can submit a petition to a committee asking to return to UVU.
Academic Standards Policy
Workshop Presented by
UVU Academic Standards Office
Before continuing, please select
FULL SCREEN mode
Warning and Probation
6. Retake a Class
Did you know that retaking a class replaces your original grade?
It must be the exact same course number
Both courses must be taken at UVU (you can't replace your English 1010 grade with with a SLCC English 1010 grade)
Your original grade remains on your transcript but is NOT included in your GPA
Right now you are on warning.
However, if your CUMULATIVE (overall) GPA goes below a 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Probation.
For Academic Probation, you would have to do a more extensive workshop and then meet with your major advisor to create an Academic Success Plan.
Find reasons to laugh daily.
(Click on the bottom right button that says "More" and select "Full Screen")
Use the play button on the bottom to proceed through the workshop
For questions and assistance with Financial Aid, please visit with a Financial Aid Counselor in BA 105 or call 801-863-8442. More information can be found at: http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/
to reach your goal?
Academic Warning Defined:
Academic Warning Occurs when your SEMESTER GPA is below a 2.0, but your cumulative GPA is still a 2.0 or higher.
Please be sure that you:
Have pop-up blockers disabled
Have access to a printer
Understand that there is no audio and you need to read each slide
The workshop has a worksheet toward the end that you must print and fill out.
Links to web pages are provided throughout the workshop. All underlined web links are live. Simply click on them to go to the web page.