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What do I do if I am on academic probation?
The first thing a student on academic probation should do is make a commitment to return to good academic standing.
If you are on probation during the fall or spring semesters, you must complete the probation intervention. If your eligibility status at the end of the spring semester is “eligible – on academic probation” you do not need to complete the intervention steps over the summer; however, you are strongly encouraged to attend Summer Session at UNC-Chapel Hill.
To complete the probation intervention, you must complete the following steps:
1. Complete the Self-Assessment.
2. Complete the online Student Success Seminar. Firefox is the recommended browser for viewing the seminar.
3. Sign the Probation Contract found at the end of the seminar.
4. Make an appointment with your advisor.
All students on probation are expected to meet with an academic advisor at least 2 times during the semester to discuss their progress towards returning to good standing.
You must make an appointment using the online appointment scheduler. Walk-in appointments cannot be used to fulfill the probation requirements.
You must bring a copy of the completed Self-Assessment and the signed Probation Contract to the meeting with the advisor.
***If you do not complete ALL of the probation steps above, a “stop” will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for future courses.***
If you have been on probation in a prior term, you still must complete the steps listed above.
In addition to these steps, it is highly recommended that you sign up for the Bounce Back program. Bounce Back is a semester-long program in which students meet on a weekly-basis in a group setting to foster resiliency, scholastic and personal skills. To register for Bounce Back, email Dave DeVito at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Academic Probation?
Students who fall short of the standards for Good Standing, but have passed at least nine credit hours of graded coursework (excluding by-exam or placement credits) in the preceding fall or spring semester and who were not already on probation, will be automatically granted academic probation for one semester with the objective of meeting those standards.
Academic probation is a one semester opportunity to return to good academic standing. During the probationary semester, students on academic probation must complete a 4-step academic intervention and work closely with academic advising as well as other resources on campus.
The official academic status in ConnectCarolina for students on academic probation is “Eligible – On Academic Probation.” Students must review their academic status at the end of every semester. Academic status is found under the “Academics” tab in “Student Center.” Students will have a status of “Eligible – On Academic Probation” if they are on academic probation.