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Section 1.14.00: Policy on Conditions Placing Students on Academic Probation

Students are automatically placed on academic probation when they fail to maintain good academic standing. Failure to maintain good academic standing is defined as:

(1) having less than a B average (below an overall 3.0 GPA)
(2) having accumulated 9 credit hours of incomplete grades,
(3) having a grade of U in SW 515 "Foundation Field Education" or a grade of M or U in SW 691 "Advanced Field Education",
(4) failure to successfully complete at least 67% of course credit hours attempted. Failure to complete 100% of attempted course credits in the next term of enrollment will continue the probationary status.

In cases of initial automatic academic probation, the student is informed by email from the associate dean for educational programs. The letter details the reasons for the probation and notifies the student of the responsibility to develop an academic plan with the academic advisor in order to remove the probation status. The plan is forwarded to the ADEP for approval.

The plan must include specific dates for assessing the student's progress during the semester. If the plan requires notification of certain instructors (e.g., the need to finish an incomplete by a certain date or do extra work to improve a grade), the MSW program director notifies the instructors. If the plan involves field education, the assistant dean for field education and the student’s field faculty must also approve the plan. The approved plan is placed in the student's record with copies forwarded to both the student and the advisor. If the plan is not approved, the student's status would be reviewed by the ADEP. As appropriate, the advisor shall consult with the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management regarding any special services the student may need.

If students are concerned about being placed on academic probation, they can request a Student Success Meeting to help them access additional resources. See
volume 1, section 14.04 for more information.

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