Develop a plan to get off of Freshman Warning or Probation
Review of your self assessment, discussion with your academic advisor and connecting to the resources on campus can help you create an action plan that is individualized to you to help get you on the right track. Here are some general tips that can help to bring you back to good academic standing:
Choose your classes wisely, don’t overload
For some students the tendency once they have failed a course or two is to take extra courses in the next semester in attempt to skyrocket their GPA back up. Not a good idea. Your GPA was low for a reason, whatever that reason may be.
If you find yourself in trouble, make wise decisions
When on Freshman Warning or Probation, your GPA is extremely important to your academic standing.
Use your grade forgiveness policy
If you have taken a course and received a poor or failing grade, you may take the course again and apply your grade forgiveness policy.
Use campus resources
If you find that your difficulties first semester stem from personal problems, health related issues, or poor career/major fit, use the resources on campus to help you. Free services are offered from the:
Practice good time management and study skills
Enroll in SLS 1503
Learning Strategies and Human Development is designed to help you with the acclimation to college life and to develop your learning strategies. The purpose of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to be a successful student.
Meet with your academic advisor
Advisors do more that just help students register for classes.
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- Application for Admission to FAU
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- Gordon Rule Evaluation Form
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- Transient Student Form
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- Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) Audit Request
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- Parent Information
- University Honors Program
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Tips for Improving your GPA