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Tips for Promoting Academic Success
For each course that you are enrolled in you should:
If you have any questions, please contact:
Academic Probation and Suspension OfficerAcademic Advising and Career Exploration CenterCoordinator of Academic Success ProgramsKelly Center
Advising Students with Unsatisfactory Academic ProgressAcademic advisors often advise students who have academic difficulty. There are a variety of reasons why students end up on academic probation, suspension or dismissal. Some of the reasons:
Students will not always recognize the results of poor academic performance. Early intervention may help students avoid continued unsatisfactory academic progress. Intervention strategies include:
Academic Requirements: Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to progress toward a degree by achieving at least a minimum quality of work each semester or summer session. Since a C average is required on total hours for graduating, students records should reflect progress toward that level of achievement.
Academic Probation and Suspension Policy
Academic Probation: Students are placed on academic probation when their grade point average is deficient from a 2.00. Academic probation is determined by a minimum grade point average for each classification on an increasing scale aimed to achieve the minimum 2.00 by graduation.
This academic warning is designed to alert students that they are having academic difficulty in meeting graduation requirements and that steps should be taken immediately to improve their academic status.
Academic Suspension: Students whose grade point average is below probation levels are suspended for poor scholarship. No freshman is suspended for academic reasons at the end of the first semester of enrollment.
Academic Dismissal: Students who have been academically reinstated to the university on a dismissal agreement that do no meet the requirements of their agreement. Dismissed students cannot enroll at FHSU unless they take courses from a regionally accredited institution and transfer back to FHSU with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.
Academic Reinstatement: Students suspended from the university for poor scholarship may be provided a period of at least one semester during which they may reconsider and re-evaluate their plans. A completed Application for Academic Reinstatement may then be submitted to the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center. Each application will be considered on its own merits by the Academic Reinstatement Committee. Reinstatement is not automatic.
Students enrolling at another school during their period of suspension from the university will be expected to meet university admission requirements in order to return to FHSU. An official transcript from other institutions must be sent to the Office of the Registrar.
Appeal: Any person affected by these regulations who has shown marked improvement or who believes they have been affected unfairly may appeal.
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