Turn IT Around – Academic Probation
At the close of each semester, a student’s academic record will be reviewed to verify the student’s grade point average and determine the student’s academic standing. Academic standing is determined using a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA). The three levels of academic standing (see the University Catalog for details) are:
- Good Standing
- Academic Probation
- Academic Dismissal
Academic Probation refers to a level of Academic Standing between Good Standing and Academic Dismissal. While on academic probation, a student is allowed to continue enrollment at Indiana Tech, but is no longer in Good Standing and is in jeopardy of Academic Dismissal.
Academic Probation serves as a serious warning that a student’s academic performance needs improvement and alerts students who are in jeopardy of Academic Dismissal.
While on Academic Probation, a student will be dismissed at the end of the term if:
(1st and 2nd semester)
- The student’s cumulative GPA is below a 1.50
(3rd semester and beyond)
- The student’s cumulative GPA is below a 2.00
Students are placed on academic probation if:
- A student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 (1.50 for 1st and 2nd semesters)
Academic Probation is the result of academic struggle. If a student is on academic probation, the student is encouraged to contact their Student Success Advisor to make a plan to return to Good Academic Standing.
A student will return to Good Standing when the cumulative GPA is 1.50 (1st and 2nd semesters) or 2.00 (3rd semester and beyond) or above.
To return to Good Standing, a student will want to promptly contact their Student Success Advisor to develop a success plan. A student should speak with their Student Success Advisor about the possibility of repeating courses in which the student earned a grade below C, as the new grade might possibly replace the previous grade. Successful grade-replacement repeats are one of the best ways to improve your cumulative GPA.
Indiana Tech provides a student success program for students on Academic Probation. With their Student Success Advisor, a student will develop a plan to return to good academic standing. Student Success Advisors can help students clarify personal goals, objectives, interests, and abilities to ensure the student is on the right track. Student Success Advisors may urge students to not overload their class schedule while on Academic Probation. This is important advice, as many students increase course loads so they can “catch up” or “fix things.” Probation is a time for quality rather than quantity; making grades of B or higher is much more important than earning extra credits.
In addition, Student Success Advisors can work with students to establish study strategies and discuss personal obstacles hindering success. Student Success Advisors also can help students take advantage of the many resources available on campus.