BACK TO SUCCESS! Saddleback College Finding your way off of Academic Probation 2/1/2013 Back to Success N0-F funded through a Basic Skills Initiative Grant Back to Success • You’re here because you are “First-time” student on probation. • Now MUST attend a probation workshop. • Research shows early intervention will benefit the student. • Beginning Summer 2012 students may only repeat courses 3 times. “W” count too! Back to Success • Academic Probation -Student has attempted at least 12 semester units. -Grade Point Average (GPA) is below 2.0 • Progress Probation -Student has enrolled in at least 12 semester units. -Entries of “W,” “I,” and NP exceeds 50% of all grades. Back to Success Dismissal • Cumulative GPA below 1.75 for three consecutive semesters. • “W,” “I,” and “NC,” exceeds 50% in three consecutive semesters. • Student is dismissed from Saddleback College and may not register for classes for one semester. Back to Success • How did you end up on Academic Probation? - This is not the time to kid yourself, be honest. Back to Success Back to Success • • • • • • • Too many worked hours? Too many classes? Missed the date to drop the class? “My instructor was going to drop me!” Why am I going to college? No major? Not ready; you can’t keep up with the work? Refresh on some basic skills. Back to Success • Who has a major? • APSY 140 • APSY 160 • Career Center Back to Success Life Happens… Illness/accident Family obligations Financial needs Lack of motivation Personal problems: drugs, depression, etc. Other issues Back to Success • Know the last day to drop a class without receiving a “W.” • Utilize support services on campus such as Special Services, Financial Aid and EOPS. • A great tip: Go back and review Online Student Orientation and Online Advisement again. Back to Success Reduce work hours • Schedule 2- 3 hours per unit, per week, for studying. • Take fewer classes • For one 3-unit class you need to schedule 6 hours per week for studying. Back to Success • Take into account other obligations: work, family, relationships, recreation and sleep. • Full time = 12 units + • Part time = 11 units • General Guidelines: Working Units – 40 3-6 – 20 6-12 – 10 or less 12-19 Back to Success • - What are you trying to do at Saddleback? Transfer Certificate AA Degree Back to Success • Remedial Work: English 200/Math 251 • General Education: IGETC, CSU Transfer • Lower Division Major Prep: ASSIST, AICU • Electives MATH 124 ART 25 CHEM 210 APSY 140 • 1 – 299 • 1 – 199 • 1 – 99 Saddleback College CSU UC Back to Success • - Drop your class Drop deadlines Where do you find out when the date is? You are responsible for dropping your class; don’t assume your instructor will drop you. Back to Success • What’s an incomplete? Back to Success • If you cannot complete a course because of an emergency, ask your instructor for a grade of “incomplete.” • Obtain conditions of completion in writing. • You have one year to complete the course for a grade, or..”F” Back to Success Magic! Request for Transcript Repeat Notation Original Class Repeated Class Course Title Grade Semester/Year Course/Title Grade Semester/Year English 1A F Fall/10 English 1A Spring/11 *Complete form, you sign and turn into Admission & Records B Back to Success • “I didn’t deserve that bad grade!” • “That “F” was a mistake, my instructor made a mistake!” • You have 45 days once your grade is posted to have a grade change made by your instructor. Back to Success • • • • • • Academic Renewal Complete a petition in A&R No more than two semesters or 30 units of parttime work. Work is 3 years old or older. You have completed 30 new units from an accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA. Guaranteed at Saddleback only. Use one-time only. Back to Success • • • • • Follow up: Make an appointment with a counselor Take an APSY 140 or 160 course Get free tutoring in the LRC Get support from the reading and writing labs. • Take a study skills class • Health Center Back to Success • No one is perfect… • College Success Guide • Complete • Select your lowest area, one recommendation you are willing to make to improve your grade. Back to Success • Questions.. • What’s next for you? Back to Success • Have you completed a MAP (my academic plan)? • Use this tool on mysite • Make some drafts and bring them with you to your next counseling appointment. • Prevent “W, D & F on your transcript. • You work at Saddleback College matters and it stays on your transcript permanently! Quiz • 1. Which statement best defines academic probation? • A cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) below 2.0 • Failure to complete at least 50% of the units enrolled in • Enrolled in too many units for the semester 2- Which statement best defines progress probation? • My GPA is below a 2.0 • Failure to complete at least 50% of the units I enrolled in • Failure to turn in my homework 3- Students who stop attending a class, without officially withdrawing, may earn the letter grade of "F" for the course. • True • False 4- If students work 40 hours per week in addition to attending class, it is recommended that they take no more than • 1 class • 2 classes • 4 classes 5-If you earn less than a 2.0 grade point average after attempting 12 semester units, you will be placed on academic probation. • True • False 6- Students who are placed on probation for 3 consecutive semesters(GPA<1.75) will be disqualified. • True • False 7- To improve your GPA, you can repeat a course in which you earned a grade (D or F) and submit a Repeat Petition to Admissions and Records • True • False Tell me one thing that you will do to help yourself improve academically?