Resources for Students on Academic Probation
SurveyTake the online Academic Probation Survey to identify the best ways to get your grades back on track.
IU South Bend's Academic Regulations and PoliciesSatisfactory Academic Progress: A student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.
Probation: A student who has completed one or more IU South Bend GPA hours and has a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 is placed on probation. A probationary student remains on probation until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher.
Probation with Impact: A student who is on probation and fails to achieve a semester (fall, spring, or combined summer session) GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on probation with impact. Academic units may impose additional enrollment restrictions on such students (e.g. limited to half-time enrollment).
Dismissal: A student who is on probation with impact and fails to achieve a semester(fall, spring, or combined summer session) GPA of at least 2.0 will be dismissed from the university. Students who are dismissed for the first time cannot enroll until one regular (fall or spring) semester has elapsed and must petition by the established deadline to be reinstated. Students who are dismissed multiple times must remain out of the university for at least two regular semesters and must petition by the established deadline to be reinstated.
Academic Skills WorkshopsIf your challenge was time management or another study skill, you will want to sign up for an Academic Skills Workshop. These 45-minute workshops are offered conveniently at different times and days of the week. Begin improving your GPA by attending a session that will teach you to apply better, more efficient learning techniques for the grades you want.
Study Smarter Program
Participants in Study Smarter will meet one-on-one with an academic coach who will help determine your strengths and weaknesses as a learner. Together, the two of you will review your probation survey and design a plan you can implement for your academic recovery.
If you have questions, please contact your academic advisor or the Academic Centers for Excellence.