Probation and At-Risk Advising

Students in libraryAre you currently on Academic Probation and have earned less than 30 credit hours? If so, make an appointment with Owl Advising today!

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Owl Advisors will work with you to identify the possible barriers that are preventing you from being successful, and assist you in developing strategies and identifying resources to help you improve.

Check out a few of our online resources below. 

  • A student will be placed on Academic Probation at the end of any term for which the student’s institutional grade point average is below 2.00.

    A student may enroll in no more than 13 credit hours while on academic probation.

  • A Student on Academic Probation will be Dismissed if:

    • the student does not earn a 2.00 or higher term (semester) grade point average or
    • the student is on academic probation for three (3) consecutive semesters.
      An academically dismissed student is not in good academic standing at KSU and is not eligible for immediate readmission.

    Readmission to the University after Dismissal

    • After the first academic dismissal, a student may be considered for readmission after an absence of one semester. A dismissed student must apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to posted deadlines.
    • After the second academic dismissal, a student may be considered for readmission after an absence of one calendar year from the end of the semester for which the second dismissal occurred. A dismissed student must apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to posted deadlines.
    • After the third academic dismissal, the student will no longer be eligible for readmission.

    Any exceptions to this policy must be appealed and approved by the Academic Standing Committee per BOR Policy Manual, Section 6.26. Information on academic appeals is available through the Office of the Registrar website.

  • Students on probation or in Academic Dismissal will now receive registration holds on their account as it pertains to their current status. The description of these holds can be found below:

    • Probation 1 (P1): Placed on a student who entered their first semester of probation at the conclusion of their most recent term.
    • Probation 2 (P2): Placed on a student who entered their second semester of probation at the conclusion of their most recent term.
    • Probation 3 (P3): Placed on a student who entered their third semester of probation at the conclusion of their most recent term.
    • Academic Dismissal: Placed on a student who has failed to meet either of the requirements listed to remain on probation status and has been academically dismissed. Students must reapply to the university after sitting out the listed amount of time based on the number of times of previous dismissals.
    • Readmission Advisement: Placed on a student who has reapplied for admission after dismissal and has been accepted. The student is required to meet with their academic advisor in order to register for classes.
    • SMART Center
      Writing Center
      Supplemental Instruction
      Coles College of Business Tutoring Services
    • Tutoring for various STEM courses as well as some humanities and social science courses.

       

      Writing help, topic development, thesis construction, organization, teaches skills in editing and
      proofreading.

      Weekly study sessions in a variety of courses led by an SI
      leader in a small group setting.

      Tutoring for ACCT (2101, 2102, 3100), ECON (2105, 2106, 2300, 3300), FIN 3100, MGT 3200.

    • Foreign Language Resource Collection
      CCSE Tutoring Lab Center
      English Language Program
       PASS: Academic Success Workshops
    • Tutoring for 12 languages and foreign language placement testing services.

      Tutoring for most CCSE introductory courses and most
      programming languages.

      Tutoring in writing, grammar, reading, pronunciation
      conversation, and public speaking for those whose first language is not English.

      Weekly 50-minute workshops hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams and in-person that cover: Procrastination, Time Management, Test Anxiety, and Study Skills.

    New! Common Study Hours for Math and Science

    Join the College of Science and Mathematics departments each week during the Spring 2022 semester for Common Study Hours to work on your assignments with support available from faculty and student learning assistants.

    Click Here to Learn More

  • KSU offers a myriad of options for students looking additional support outside the classroom and tutoring centers.

    • Office of Victim Services
      Student Disability Services
    • The primary goals of the KSU OVS are to aid in reducing trauma to the crime victim; reduce the level of secondary injury associated with the aftermath of crime, and to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases.

      Student Disability Services (SDS) is the first contact for students with disabilities to arrange accommodations and locate campus and community resources.

    Any concerns or potential acts of discrimination can always be reported online at concern.kennesaw.edu.

  • In your advising session, your Owl Advisor will assist you in creating an Academic Achievement Plan. This resource will help you in identifying areas in which you may have struggled, such as academic, social, or economic barriers, and help you develop a step-by-step plan to overcome them. You can download a copy of the Academic Achievement Plan below:

    Academic Achievement Plan (PDF)

  • Sometimes withdrawaing from one or more courses may be the best course of action, however it is important to understand how the withdrawal process works and how it may impact your progress.

    Learn More About the Withdrawal Process Here

    From the Catalog:

    Students who withdraw from courses before the withdrawal deadline, as specified by the academic calendar will receive a grade of W. A student who officially withdraws from a course by the end of the last day to withdraw without academic penalty will receive a grade of “W” and receive no credit.

    A student who officially withdraws from a course after the last day to withdraw without academic penalty and before the last week of classes during the semester will receive a grade of “WF,” which will be counted as an “F” in the grade point average calculation.

    Students may drop one, some, or all of their classes during the drop/add period. Courses dropped in this manner do not appear on a student’s transcript and are not considered as hours attempted for financial aid purposes. No grade is assigned for such courses. However, a student who wishes to withdraw from a course after the last day of the drop period for a term must withdraw through Owl Express. Students with an active registration hold on their record must clear that hold before being able to withdraw from their coursework.

    If a student experiences significant personal hardship (e.g., medical or family emergency, prolonged illness), the Dean of Students can approve a hardship withdrawal from all courses in the term for which the student is currently registered. In the case of an approved hardship withdrawal from all courses, the Registrar will assign grades of “W” for those classes. The deadline for final approval of a hardship withdrawal by Dean of Students is the last day of class for which the hardship withdrawal is sought. If the hardship withdrawal process is not complete by the last day of class for which the hardship withdrawal is sought, a student must appeal for a retroactive hardship withdrawal from the Academic Appeals Committee.

    Appeals for retroactive hardship withdrawals must be directed to the Academic Standing Committee. Retroactive hardship withdrawals are rarely granted if it has been more than one year since the last day of class for which the withdrawal is sought. Extraordinary justification must be shown. In the case of approved retroactive hardship withdrawals, the Registrar will assign a grade of “W.”

    If a student is suspended by the Office of Student Conduct following a violation of the University’s Code of Conduct not related to academic dishonesty, the Office of Student Conduct may facilitate a University-initiated withdrawal from courses for which a student is registered for the term. The Registrar will assign grades of “W” for those classes.

    A student will receive a refund only when the student withdraws from ALL courses for the applicable semester and only by the schedule outlined in the University refund policy.

    Students should be aware that a reduction in their hours might result in the loss of full-time student status and thus affect their financial aid, scholarships, athletic and ticket eligibility, University housing accommodations, use of University resources and access to University facilities, immigration status for international students, and Veterans Educational Benefits. Students should contact the appropriate office and their academic advisor with questions about the impact of their withdrawal from a course before initiating a withdrawal. Veterans and dependents of veterans who receive educational benefits must notify the Veterans Education Benefits Area in the Office of the Registrar of any course load reductions.

 

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