Academic Probation Procedures

Academic Probation Policy

Academic Probation (AP) is an Academic Standing Category that allows students to recover academically at SUNY Oswego.  Please review The Academic Probation Policy in the undergraduate catalog for the comprehensive official policy.

Students who go on AP must complete a self-evaluation that will assist them in determining the reasons for their academic difficulty and potential successful actions they can take to recover academically. These students are also assigned an Academic Success Advisor who will help them prepare a success plan based on their academic situation and self-evaluation. Academic Success Advisor will also support the student on AP during the semester. 

Who goes on Academic Probation (AP)?

  • A new student who does not have a successful semester
  • A continuing student with a previous unsuccessful semester who does not have a successful semester
  • A student whose overall GPA falls below 2.0.
  • A student currently on Academic Probation who had a successful semester and followed their success plan but whose overall GPA falls below 2.0.
  • A student currently on Academic Probation who had a unsuccessful semester but followed their success plan and whose overall GPA is a 2.0 or above.

A successful semester consists of:

  • Semester GPA is 2.0 or above
  • Student has received (A through D-, P, S, H, or IP) in 12 credits for the semester when full-time

Procedures for AP:

  • Complete the self-evaluation online.  Student will be emailed a link to an online form with the dates that each requirement must be completed. This email is sent to the student’s Oswego email account.
  • Student will receive an email contact from his or her Academic Success Advisor with instructions for making an appointment after the student completes the self-evaluation. Student must make an appointment with the Academic Success Advisor.
  • Develop an Academic Success Plan with the assigned Academic Success Advisor.  Appointments must take place during intersession and are either face to face, with Skype, or by phone. 
  • Student must meet all conditions set in the Academic Success Plan in order to be considered on plan.

Self-Evaluation

Students who go on AP must complete a Self-Evaluation form by a prescribed deadline during intersession.  Self-evaluation is intended to help the student reflect on the reasons for their academic difficulty and consider what they need to do to recover academically.

Self-Evaluation provides the bases for the meeting with an Academic Success Advisor who will help the student prepare a success plan. Student is expected to consider what they need to do in order to return to good standing during this process.  Students who don’t complete their self-evaluation will not meet with an Academic Success Advisor for preparing a success plan.  Such students will be considered not on plan at the end of the following semester and will academically disqualify if they don’t meet the standards for returning to good standing.

Success Plan Requirement

Students who are on Academic Probation will have the opportunity to return to good academic standing by creating and following an Academic Success Plan with an Academic Probation Advisor. Success plan will include requirements such as repeating one or more courses and meetings with the Academic Success Advisor several times throughout the semesters. A student who fails to meet with the Academic Success Advisor and does not create a success plan will be considered not on plan at the end of the following semester and will academically disqualify if he or she doesn’t meet the standards for returning to good standing.  

Returning to Good Standing

Student must have a successful semester (see above) and achieve a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA.

Remaining on Academic Probation

If a student fully complies with the requirements of the Academic Success Plan and has a successful semester, he/she may remain on AP even if the student’s overall GPA is not yet repaired. The student will be expected to following AP procedures for the following semester in this case. 

The following flowchart provides in detail the flow between academic standings:

Academic Probation Flow Chart