Turn IT Around – Academic Probation
What is Academic Probation?
At the close of each semester, your academic record will be reviewed to verify your grade point average and determine your academic standing. Academic standing is determined using your 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 probation, you are allowed to continue enrollment at Indiana Tech, but you are no longer in Good Standing and are in jeopardy of Academic Dismissal.
Probation serves as a serious warning that your academic performance needs improvement, alerting you that you are in jeopardy of Academic Dismissal.
While on Academic Probation, you will be dismissed at the end of the term if:
(1st and 2nd semester)
- Your cumulative GPA is below a 1.50
(3rd semester and beyond)
- Your cumulative GPA is below a 2.00
Why are students placed on Academic Probation?
Students are placed on probation if:
- Your cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 (1.50 for 1st and 2nd semesters)
Probation is the result of academic struggle. If you are on probation, now is the time to position yourself for success and make a plan to return to Good Academic Standing.
How can I return to Good Standing?
You will return to Good Standing when your cumulative GPA is 1.50 (1st and 2nd semesters) or 2.00 (3rd semester and beyond) or above.
To return to Good Standing, you will want to promptly contact your Student Success Advisor to develop a success plan. You should speak with your advisor about the possibility of repeating courses in which you 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 your Student Success Advisor, you will develop a plan to return to good academic standing. Your Student Success Advisor can help you clarify your goals, objectives, interests, and abilities to ensure that you are on the right track. Your advisor may urge you to not overload your schedule while on 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, your Student Success Advisor can work with you to establish study strategies and discuss the obstacles you are presently facing. Your Student Success Advisor can also help you take advantage of the many resources available on campus.