Academic Probation Recovery Program

Sometimes students aren't as academically successful as they hoped to be. First-Year Experience and Transition Programs supports students who have been placed on probation through a probation recovery program. If you've been placed on academic probation, you need to follow these steps to begin your Academic Recovery Program.

Step One Complete an Intake Session In-Person or Online

During this session, you'll learn:

  • what it means to be on probation
  • how to take the necessary steps to resolve the registration hold on your account
  • how to improve your academic status

In-person sessions

  • Thursday, August 24 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Union Auditorium
  • Thursday, August 31 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Union Auditorium

How to Register for a Session

  1. Log into Canvas at http://my.unl.edu/
    log in info
  2. Click on the Probation Intake class you find there.
    Choose Probation Intake Course
  3. Read the instructions to print your Probation Intake Syllabus.
  4. Then click on the Probation Intake Session link to begin.
    Canvas Home Screen Shot

Step Two Meet with an Academic Recovery Guide and develop an Academic Recovery Plan

Students will identify their Academic Recovery Guide during the intake session. Academic Recovery Guides are selected faculty and staff who are trained to help students who are on probation.

During your meeting with an Academic Recovery Guide, you'll work on strategies to improve your academic standing and resolve the issues that led to probation. Don't forget to complete and bring along your self-assessment form.

Identify your Academic Recovery Guide

Step Three Complete your Academic Recovery Plan and Resolve your Registration Hold

Meet with your Academic Recovery Guide to work through your Academic Recovery Plan. Ideally, you should develop and begin working on your plan early in the semester. Your Academic Recovery Guide will remove the registration hold once you've completed your plan and you'll be positioned for academic success.

Questions

What is Probation?

Probation I

Students are placed on Probation I when their term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students are notified of their status via a letter and email from the Office of the University Registrar. Once students are placed on probation, a hold is placed on their account for future registrations. To remove probation status, students must complete a semester of coursework with both a semester and cumulative GPA above 2.00.

Probation II

Students are placed on Probation II when their term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters. Students are notified of their status via a letter and email from the Office of the University Registrar. Once students are placed on probation, a hold is placed on their account for future registrations. To remove probation status, students must complete a semester of coursework with both a semester and cumulative GPA above 2.00.

How do I have my registration hold removed?

Students who are on probation must attend an intake session and meet with an Academic Recovery Guide. Only an Academic Recovery Guide can remove the registration hold. A registration hold means that you will not be able to register for future terms, until the hold has been cleared.

Who do I contact if I need immediate help?

Please contact your advisor in MyPLAN. If you need assistance with searching for an individual in MyPLAN, please use this handout:

If you need assistance with scheduling in MyPLAN, please use this handout:

Scheduling an Appointment in MyPLAN

Where I do I find information about the probation policy?

Please refer to the Office of the University Registrar for additional information regarding the probation policy and official academic standards.

Where can I find other assistance resources?

Visit the Resources section of the Academic Support page.