Academic Probation Recovery Program
Since 2018, the Student Success Center has worked closely with a cohort of students on Academic Probation. Students who are on Academic Probation (determined by GPA requirements for the University) are invited to participate and work with a Success Coach in the Academic Probation Recovery Program.
According to Shepherd University policy, a student on academic probation is no longer in good academic standing, but is allowed to continue coursework while improving their GPA.
WHAT IS ACADEMIC PROBATION?
From the Shepherd University Catalog
|Freshman/New Transfer Students: At the conclusion of the first semester of attendance at Shepherd University, a student must attain a 2.0 Shepherd University GPA. If the student fails to achieve a 2.0 in the first semester of residency, the student will be placed on academic probation.||Continuing Students: Those in good academic standing, enrolled for more than one semester and whose Shepherd University GPA or cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 in any semester will be placed on academic probation.|
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?
- Offer one-to-one weekly meetings with a Success Coach throughout the semester
- Create a customized plan for success given your specific needs
- Help you overcome challenges, develop academic skills and strategies, and return to good academic standing at the university
- Connect you with key campus resources (e.g. tutoring, counseling, advising assistance, etc.)
- Follow-up as accountability partners and maintain clear communication with students who are academically at-risk to ensure their progress and ultimate success
If you would like to know more about this program, have interest in joining, or have any questions, contact Mary Beth Myers, Success Coach, at MMYERS17@shepherd.edu.