What is Academic Probation?
Sometimes students are not as academically successful as they had hoped to be. When a student’s cumulative grade point average at the end of any fall, spring or summer term is less than a 2.0 with more than three cumulative hours attempted, the student will be placed on academic probation.
If I end up on academic probation, how can I return to good academic standing?
Short answer: Earn a 2.0 term GPA (1.8 for students with fewer than 30 hours attempted).
Longer answer and Action Plan:
- Begin the new semester by doing an in-depth self-analysis of your academic strengths and weaknesses (link)
- Make an appointment with your college advisor(Go to advising.uark.edu for information. ) Download, complete, and take your academic self-assesssment with you to the appointment so that you and your advisor can develop a Success Plan.
- As part of your Success Plan, consider the following campus resources: tutoring, supplemental instruction, learning coaches, resiliency training, career planning, and CAPS among other resources. For a complete list of campus resources, go to uasuccess.uark.edu. After you sign in using your UA user name and password, select “services” from the top menu.
What if I do not make the 2.0 (1.8 for freshmen) this semester?
You will be academically suspended and will have to sit out one regular term and any contiguous summer term or intersession. But you don’t want to do that, so return to the Action Plan directions above! Many offices and people on campus want to help you succeed.