Conditional Admission & Academic Probation Programs

Conditional Admission

- Composite ACT of 17 or below (SAT CR+M combined of 810-850) and/or
- Grade point average below a 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale)
    - Conditions on 1st semester:
        - May take no more than 15 semester credit hours;
        - Must be enrolled in a mentoring program (CS 101);
        - Must maintain satisfactory academic progress;

CS 101: Orientation to College Learning Course Description:
This course is designed to assist students in developing study strategies and executive functioning skills necessary for academic success in college.  Students will increase understanding of and use of study techniques, create a functional understanding of their learning styles, and learn to effectively manage time and priorities in college through the use of planning and time management techniques.  Successful students will learn to apply study techniques to enhance their success in other courses and in their college career.

CS 101: Orientation to College Learning Course Objectives:
- Develop a functional understanding of learning styles
- Employ effective time management techniques
- Understand and use various study techniques for college success
    Study techniques include:
        - Memory and learning,
        - Note-taking,
        - Concentration,
        - Reading college textbooks,
        - Exam preparation,
        - And test-taking strategies

CS 102: Strategies for Success Course Description:

This course is designed to help students create greater success in college and in life by learning strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success.  Intended outcomes include accepting personal responsibility, discovering self-motivation, mastering self-management, employing interdependence, gaining self-awareness, adopting lifelong learning, and developing emotional intelligence.

CS 102: Strategies for Success course objectives:

- Take personal responsibility, gaining greater control over the outcomes and experiences that you create both in college and in life.
- Create greater inner motivation by discovering your own personally meaningful goals and dreams.
- Improve personal self-management by learning numerous strategies for taking control of your time and energy, allowing you to move more effectively and efficiently toward the accomplishment of your goals and dreams.
- Employ interdependence through mutually supportive relationships that will support you to achieve your goals and dreams as you assist others to achieve theirs.
- Increase self-awareness by understanding and revising your self-defeating patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion as well as your unconscious limiting beliefs.
- Improve your learning strategies according to your individual learning style preferences. This knowledge will enable you not only to get better grades in college but also to be a more effective life-long learner.  
- Improve your emotional intelligence by learning effective strategies for managing emotions and increasing your inner sense of well-being and happiness.
- Increase your self-esteem by developing self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-respect, self-love, and unconditional self-worth.
- Write more effectively through the extensive writing practice offered by your guided journal entries.
- Enhance critical thinking skills essential for analyzing and solving problems in your academic, professional, and personal lives.
- Develop the personal qualities and skills that employers identify as essential for excelling in the world of work.
 

Academic Probation

Academic Standing for Full-Time Students: Any student whose GPA falls below a 2.0, the Academic Standards Committee may designate that student as a contract student. Students who are placed on contractual good standing or on academic probation must enroll in CS 102 the semester immediately following placement on contractual good standing or probationary status. The student must submit, in writing, rationale to the Associate Dean for Student Success to be exempt from taking CS 102. If the student has already completed CS 102, with a C or better, the student will not be required to re-take it.

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