Academic Recovery for Probation and Alert

  • What is Academic Standing?
  • What is The Academic Recovery Process?
  • Why do I have a Student Success Hold on my Registration?
What is 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.  UCA staff work to help students improve through the Academic Recovery Process. 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 earned a 2.25 GPA or higher during the prior semester will be asked to complete and submit an Academic Success Plan. The ASP will be reviewed by Student Success and additional recommendations and suggestions for how to reach your academic goals will be shared with you.
  • First Suspension may be eligible to participate in the UCAN program.

An alert or probation hold is placed on a student’s account until these requirements are met.  The hold prevents advance registration for future terms.

Please watch your UCA email account for information from Student Success on meeting the requirements for the Academic Recovery Program. You may also click here for information on 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.

Students with a Student Success Hold must have a Success Coaching Session to have their hold removed. To meet with a Success Coach you can either schedule an appointment via Navigate or drop by the Coaching Lab in Old Main 106  (appointments are preferred).

To schedule an appointment via Navigate
– Go to Navigate for Students (either the app or through My UCA)
– Select the blue “Get Assistance” button
– Student Success
– Success Coaching
– Pick the date or time that works best for you.
Virtual appointments take place via zoom and In-person appointments take place in the Coaching Lab Old Main 106. Appointments usually last 30 minutes.  After a student has fulfilled the requirements of Academic Recovery (see above), the hold will be removed. Please note that it typically takes 2 – 3 business days after a Peer Coaching Session to have the hold removed.

Still Have Questions? 

Email: studentsuccess@uca.edu.