Academic Recovery for Probation and Alert

Your Academic Standing

Your Academic Standing is a measure of how well you are progressing toward your degree.  It is based on your semester or cumulative grade point average (GPA).  Academic Standing is processed each semester after grades post.  Students whose standing is Academic Alert or Academic Probation at the end of the semester are notified by email by the Office of Student Success shortly following the posting of grades.  The email includes information about UCA’s Academic Recovery Process and resources available to assist students.  Students on suspension are notified by email by the Office of the Registrar, and information about the UCAN Program for students on first academic suspension is sent out from the Coordinator of Student Success.

For more information on Academic Standing, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

The Academic Recovery Process

Students on Academic Alert or Academic Probation can, and often do, improve their academic standing during the next semester.  To facilitate improvement, students on

  • Academic Alert are required to meet at least once with a UCA peer Success Coach to review challenges faced in previous semesters and develop a plan for improvement.
  • First Probation are required to complete an initial Peer Success Coaching session, as well as a follow-up session.
  • Continuing Probation, who met with a peer Success Coach and earned above a 2.25 during the prior semester, will be asked to complete and submit an Academic Success Plan.
  • Extended Probation, are expected to complete specific requirements which can be found here.

An alert or probation hold is placed on a student’s account until these requirements are met.  The hold prevents advance registration. If a student does not complete these requirements before their registration date, they may be allowed to complete an Academic Success Plan in lieu of one appointment.

How to meet with a Success Coach for Academic Recovery.

Students are also strongly advised to meet with their academic advisor to review their current degree progress and to attend Academic Success Workshops throughout the semester to improve their study strategies and time management skills.   We know you can improve your academic standing, and are here to help.


Do you Have a Probation Hold? 

Academic Alert and Probation holds are placed on student accounts after the 11th day of class for each semester. This hold does prevent registration for future terms. After a student has met with a peer coach the hold will be removed. It typically takes 2 – 3 business days after a Peer Coaching Session to have the hold removed.