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Counseling

Academic Probation

What it Means to Be on Probation

If you are on probation you are at risk of being dropped from the University. According to University policy, a student shall be placed on scholastic probation from the University if, at the close of any regular semester, his/her graduation index is LESS than that required of a student with his/her classification shown in the table below (see page 23 of University Regulations handbook).

Credits

Classification (Class)

Semester Index (Less Than)
Graduation Index (Less Than)
0-14
1
1.5
1.5
15-29
2
1.5
1.6
30-44
3
1.6
1.7
45-59
4
1.6
1.8
60-74
5
1.7
1.9
75-89
6
1.7
2.0
90-104
7
1.7
2.0
105+
8
1.7
2.0

A student on probation shall be removed from that status at the end of the first subsequent semester in which he/she achieves both semester and graduation indexes equal to or greater than those required for a student with his/her classification as shown in the above table. To determine your semester classification (Class), go to mypurdue.purdue.edu and click on the Academic tab. From there, go to the last semester you have completed and, in most cases, add 1 to your classification.

What Causes a Student to be Placed on Drop Status

Once on probation, you need to bring your grades up to a satisfactory level. A student on scholastic probation shall be dropped if at the close of any regular semester, his/her graduation index is less than that required of a student as shown in the table below OR if he/she receives failing grades in six credit hours or more for the semester. Here are the index levels for dropping:

Credits
Classification (Class)
Graduation Index (Less Than)
0-14
1
1.3
15-29
2
1.4
30-44
3
1.5
45-59
4
1.6
60-74
5
1.7
75-89
6
1.8
90-104
7
1.9
105+
8
2.0

What it Means to Be Dropped

If you are dropped from the University, it means that you have not made sufficient progress to warrant continuing your education at this University. Higher education is indeed a privilege. It does not mean however, that you cannot continue at a later time, at another university, or even at this University. Readmission, however, is not automatic.

RESOURCES

OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
[Schleman Hall, Room 207, 4-1747]
Offers personal, academic, and career counseling; short-term emergency loans; assists students with disabilities, locating off-campus housing; testing; and a wide array of other services students may need.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM
[Young Hall, Room 831, 4-0843]
Counselors provide free academic, personal and career counseling. Assistance is provided in selecting majors, occupations, and preparing for the world of work.

CENTER FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
[Stewart Center, Room 194, 4-3981]

Career counseling and career exploration, career books, catalogs, occupational information files. Fosters decision-making skills, information gathering, and self-evaluation. No appointment necessary.

SPAN PLAN ADULT STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAM
[Schleman Hall, Room 207, 4-4590]

Provides assistance (financial and academic advising/counseling) for student who have been away from the academic environment for several years.

COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE CENTER
[Beering Hall, Room 3202, 4-9738]
Masters and Ph.D. students seeking counseling degrees provide free academic, career and personal counseling. Free assistance if experiencing emotional difficulties or needing help adjusting to university life.

HORIZONS STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
[Schleman Hall, Room 230, 4-7094]
Assists students with disabilities, low income students and those who are first generation college students.

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)
[Psychological Sciences Building and Student Health Center, 4-6995]
Provides individual counseling for students; support and therapy groups and workshops.

WRITING LAB/ONLINE WRITING LAB
[226 Heavilon Hall, 4-3723]
Tutorials, handouts, computers, ESL study materials, grammar hotline, and a variety of workshops and brochures.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
[Beering Hall, Room 3268, 4-5569]
Academic assistance for numerous courses.

BOILER COPYMAKER
[Purdue Memorial Union, Room 157]
Keeps old exams for many, many courses.

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION
[Beering Hall, Room 3268, 6-6410]
Help with Math 153 (Algebra and Trigonometry I), Psych 120, and Biol 203 (Anatomy and Physiology).