CFPCA Advising: What if I’m already on Academic Probation?
Academic probation is a very real challenge that some CFPCA students experience during their time at Wayne State. Once you are on academic probation, the key is to increase your cumulative grade point average above a 2.0 as soon as possible.
First semester on Academic Probation
You have likely received email notification and outreach from your academic advisor or CFPCA's Success Coach, Erin Anderson. Schedule an advising appointment with your advisor ASAP to discuss some changes you can make that will result in academic success. Find your advisor and schedule an appointment. We also suggest checking out How To Get Back On Track (PDF).
Second semester on Academic Probation
Now is when the Success Coach will become your primary support to help you get off of academic probation with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. It is extremely important that you meet with Erin to create an academic improvement plan. Schedule an appointment. After your initial appointment, some of the below follow-up activities may be part of your academic improvement plan:
- Academic Performance Self-Assessment (PDF)
Metacognition Videos: Watch all six short videos and write a short summary about each.
- Video 1: Developing a Mindset for Successful Learning
- Video 2: Beliefs That Make You Fail…Or Succeed
- Video 3: What students Should Understand About How People Learn
- Video 4: Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning
- Video 5: Putting the Principles for Optimizing Learning into Practice
- Video 6: "I Blew the Exam, Now What?"
- Learning Timeline: Reflect on all learning that you have experienced from youth to now. Create a timeline to portray important examples of how you learn best, instances when you have experienced challenges learning, positive learning experiences, etc. Somewhere on your Learning Timeline, also include advice to yourself and other students about what your past learning experiences have taught you about learning for your future. Use your creativity to make this project as visually pleasing as you choose!
- Study Skills Inventory (The purpose of this questionnaire is to help you get information about how you study right now. As you examine the results, you will discover your areas of strength and of weakness. The results will have meaning only if you are honest and respond as accurately as possible. Once you are done, click on the "calculate" button at the bottom of the page to determine your strengths and weaknesses. Be sure to submit results to your Success Coach at your next appointment.)
- Academic Skills Center Workshops