Academic Probation

Do you have an Advisee who was placed on Academic Probation?

Do they feel like this?


Academic probation can be very confusing for students and challenging for advisors to explain. The following pages are to help advisors work through the policy and to offer some tips for advising students on academic probation.


For Advisees on Probation

Academic Standing & Definitions:  Not sure what the academic standing means or how to advise a student to be back in good standing.  Review this grid.  Any questions, contact the Coordinator of Academic Advising or the Registrar's Office.

Academic Policies –We recommend that you reference the catalog online with students when discussing their standing. This is a small gesture to continue to express the idea that they are responsible for informing themselves on academic policy, beginning with the catalog.

Academic Probation Forms – Documents used to impress students with the seriousness of their situation. Includes Probation, Continuing Probation and Final Probation (Please note: these are the forms developed and used by the Coordinator of Academic Advising for use with our Liberal Arts students since we serve as their department. Some departments have adopted this form; others use something else. Please check with your department to see what they require for students on probation. University Policy is that students on Probation must meet with an advisor at least 3 times during the semester.)

Academic Forgiveness Policies - Documents Fredonia offers three options to help undergraduate students repair their academic records:   First -Year Forgiveness, the Restart Option, and Academic Bankruptcy. 

Academic Probation Appointment Notes/Recommendations – Use this form to record three mandatory meetings with students on probation during the semester. At the end of the semester, forms are forwarded to your department chairperson and used to evaluate students’ status should Academic Dismissal come into question. (Again, this is an Coordinator of Academic Advising form used for our Liberal Arts Advisees. Your department may use another form, so be sure to ask.)

Tips for Advising Students on Academic Probation - Click here for some tips on how to advising students on Academic Probation.


Listed below: Academic Probation Contract.

Contract for Academic Probation


Academic Advising Services

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