Academic Probation?

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  1. kpmom14

    kpmom14 New Member

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    My son failed Calc 2 and his GPA is 1.63. On his grades it says "Academic Probation". Does this mean he will be dis-enrolled?
     
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    sent you a PM
     
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    Yes I am curious as to what that would mean as well. Don't know all my sons grades yet. He's on vacation.
     
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    My son is in the same position he failed calc and his GPA is below 2.0. Does it mean dis-enrolled?
     
  5. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Anecdotally in years past a single class failure would not lead to someone getting let go. Depending on the class it likely means summer school and remediation and "probation" (ie don't fail another one).

    With recent changes in administration nobody could really foretell what to expect, but I would imagine a single failure will not see someone leave; however, a GPA of less than 2.0 usually means they are struggling in several classes.
     
  6. KPEngineer

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    Assuming it means the same thing when I was there ... Academic Probation has real consequences like cutting out extra curricular activities, but he is not subject to being disenrolled or setback.

    I am also assuming the 1.63 is just for the Trimester and not his Cumulative or he would likely have been RFDed (Referred For Disenrollment). The best thing he can do for his academic future is build a high GPA as a plebe ... it only gets harder with the passage of time. A decent CumGPA can be a savior for a bad Trimesterally GPA.
     
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