Advising for First Year Students on Academic Standing
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First year students on academic standing are required to complete the CAA Academic Hold Module in their CANVAS account. Students completing the academic standing Hold Module will learn how to best improve their GPA and work more effectively with FGCU's student success resources.
If you are actively on the Academic Standing List with a status of: Academic Warning / Probation / or Probation after Suspension you must complete the CAA Academic Standing hold module assessment with a score of 100%.
Registration changes for spring 2015 may not be made through your academic advisor until the following requirements are met:
First complete the Academic Hold Module in CANVAS
first step in the process is to complete the Academic Hold Module in Canvas and
requirements outlined here:
*Academic Standing students should proceed to complete the CAA Academic Standing Hold Module in Canvas
As a student on academic warning, academic probation or probation after suspension you will have a hold on your registration restricting you from web registering for classes via Gulfline. Academic Warning and Academic Probation status required first year students to meet with the Center for Academic Achievement and their respective advisor in order to register for the following semester.
In order to gain clearance to register for courses through an academic advisor you must complete the following tasks in the Center for Academic Achievement CANVAS Module:
Students with 0-29 credits:
Complete the Academic Hold Module on CANVAS and score 100%
Students with 30 or more credits:
Once the CANVAS hold module is completed it is suggested that students with 30 or more credits also consult with an academic advisor to discuss their spring 2015 class registration.
Enrollment in Effective Learning (SLS 1501) for spring 2015 is highly
Meet with your academic advisor and the CAA as soon as possible. Choosing your classes wisely is important and you will have more choices if you register early. Meeting with your advisor as soon as possible is encouraged to provide more course selection options. Remember, you will not be able to register unless you are also in compliance with CAA's retention program so make your appointments early. You will also not be permitted to register if you have holds (other than the Academic Standing Hold). You are advised to view and resolve active holds.
Be aware of important deadlines. You have the week of add/drop to attend class, review syllabi and make sure you are comfortable with the instructor, subject matter, and course content. If you have concerns about your potential for success in any courses consider making schedule changes with your advisor asap. As a last resort you may withdraw from a course with no academic penalty and no refund prior to the posted deadline about 2 months into the semester- see academic calendar for posted deadlines.
If you have taken an FGCU course and received a grade of C- or lower you may
repeat the course in a future semester at FGCU for grade forgiveness.
The old grade will be removed from your GPA and the new grade will be calculated,
providing the quickest way to improve your GPA. You will need to submit the
Grade Forgiveness form to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline noted on the
academic calendar near the end of the semester in which you retake the course.
You will have time to consider whether to use one of your two grade forgiveness
Frequently Asked Questions:
I have met
with CAA and my advisor, why do I still have a hold on my registration?
I took a course for grade forgiveness and it wasn’t factored into my GPA yet, why not?
If you did
not turn in the grade forgiveness form to the Registrar’s Office (1st floor
McTarnaghan Hall), the grade forgiveness was not applied. If you turned in the
form after the deadline the grade forgiveness will not be applied until the end
of the following semester after grades post.
I only earned 6 credits
last semester because I failed courses, should I enroll full time this
I am working 20-30 hours per week. What is a realistic load of classes?
can determine what the right load is for you, however if you are
working more than 25 hours a week you should consider lessening your course load
to accommodate for the time your job takes out of your schedule.
Should I change my major?
I am an
undecided major and was bored with my classes last semester. Any
I attend class, spend a lot of time studying, and do my homework and I still can't seem to earn decent grades. Is there anything else I can do?
Even when you put in the effort sometimes it is still tough to earn good grades. Consider working with your academic advisor and/or the Center for Academic Achievement to learn more about how you can tailor your academic approach to how you best process information. Taking a learning style inventory can help you determine insightful information about how you learn and most effectively work with academic content. Once you determine your learning style you can strategize more efficient means of course preparation.
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