Sometimes students aren't as academically successful as they had 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 start your course to success.
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
- how to improve your academic status
Students do NOT need to sign up for the in-person intake sessions. Students can select a date and time and arrive 5-10 minutes early. Attendance is taken on site with the student's NCard.
Doors will close 5 minutes after the start time. There is no late admittance. Please arrive early.
All in-person sessions will be held in the City Campus Union Auditorium on the following days and times:
- Thursday, January 5, 5:00 PM
- Monday, January 9, 4:30 PM
- Tuesday, January 10, 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 PM
- Tuesday, January 17, 5:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 18, 4:00 PM
- Thursday, January 19, 4:30 PM
- Tuesday, January 24, 5:30 PM
- Log into Canvas at http://my.unl.edu/
- Click on the Probation Intake class you find there.
- Read the instructions to print your Probation Intake Syllabus.
- Then click on the Probation Intake Session link to begin.
Meet with an Academic Recovery Coach and develop an Academic Recovery Plan
Students will identify their Academic Recovery Coach during the intake session. Academic Recovery Coaches are selected faculty and staff who are trained to help students who are on probation.
During your meeting with an Academic Recovery Coach, 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.
Complete your Academic Recovery Plan and Resolve your Registration Hold
Meet with your Academic Recovery Coach to work through your Academic Recovery Plan. Ideally, you should develop and begin working on your plan early in the semester. Your Academic Recovery Coach will remove the registration hold once you've completed your plan and you'll be positioned for academic success.
- What is Probation?
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.
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 Coach. Only an Academic Recovery Coach 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:
- 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.