University of Georgia students will be placed on scholastic probation when their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0.
If this happens, the student's account will be flagged and academic status changes from “good standing” to “scholastic probation.”
Within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, we are dedicated to making sure that our students are provided every resource and opportunity to succeed. When our students within the college are placed on scholastic probation, they are required to meet with our Academic Counselor, Bekah Ingram, in order for each student to have an advocate and identify any issues that may be contributing to their academic difficulties, which can often be personal or academic problems. In our Academic Counseling program, scholastic probation students have the opportunity to gain some insight into their academic challenges, receive support, and be directed to on campus as well as off campus resources that may benefit the student.
Each student on scholastic probation is sent a letter after the term in which they are placed on probation that outlines their responsibilities.
Students placed on Scholastic Probation should follow these steps:
- Email Bekah Ingram within the first 25 days of the start of the next semester to set up an orientation meeting. During this meeting students will talk about their experience at UGA and any difficulties that they feel may have contributed to your current academic standing. Our Academic counselor will then help guide the student and give them resources that may be of interest. During this time students will review the terms of probation and will be given a copy of these terms so that they may refer back to them throughout the semester.
- The student will need to contact the Academic Resource Center to schedule a CARE (Collaborative Academic and Retention Effort) appointment. Students can do this through this link here.
- Please be aware that students will have a registration flag placed on their account if they have not had their orientation session with Bekah Ingram within the first 25 days of the start of the semester. This means the student will not be able to withdrawal from classes, change their schedule, order transcripts, or register for the following semester. Please be HIGHLY cognizant of this. When they realize they have a flag and have not followed their probationary terms, many students have tried to schedule a meeting on extremely short notice. Although we try to accommodate each student, we cannot make it our number one priority when students have not followed through with their responsibilities.
- If you would like more information regarding Scholastic Probation Status, please refer to your UGA Bulletin Academic Regulations.