Advising for Students on Probation
This information is designed to assist you with goal setting and to make sure you understand what you need to accomplish in order to remove yourself from academic probation. If you are a student currently on academic probation then please pay attention to the following information. (If you are not currently on academic probation, please feel free to utilize this information to assist yourself with any other academic challenges you might face.)
As an SJC student your academic progress is monitored each semester you are enrolled. If you are placed on probation you will receive a letter from the Vice President of Academic Affairs asking you to contact the Director of Educational Support Services. Before your first meeting with the Director you will need to complete five important exercises. These exercises will help you calculate the grades you need to earn in order to remove yourself from probation, and to help you understand why you may be experiencing problems. Meetings should be scheduled with the Director by the end of the first two weeks of the semester which begins your probation.
When you meet with the Director, please be prepared to discuss academic strategies, verify the accuracy of your exercises, and discuss any problems or concerns you may have regarding:
- Identifying common causes of low grades
- Prediction of semester grades
- What you need to do this semester to get off probation (GPA calculator)
- Time management plan
- Probation facts
- Financial aid
- Athletic eligibility
The ESS office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call the secretary at 219-866-6304 to schedule an appointment.