Dear [Student Name],

Your previous semester grades indicate that you have had academic difficulty. Given this, you have been placed on Academic Probation.

I know that being on academic probation can be challenging. At Purdue, we believe that every student has the potential to succeed. In fact, we recently asked students who returned to good standing what encouraging words they might share with others students on probation:

  • It is stressful and scary to find out that you are on academic probation, however, it can help turn your academic performance around.
  • To the students who are currently on probation, do not give up. You were accepted into Purdue because you are capable of achieving great things. Do your best and it'll show.
  • Don't give up! One difficult semester does not define who you are as a student or as a person. You are not alone and there are many people who are there to help you and are waiting to support you and aid your recovery.

There are several resources available to support you. One of the key resources is meeting with me. As your academic advisor, I am committed to helping you return to good academic standing so you can continue making positive progress towards degree completion.

Below I have initiated a Plan of Action for you to follow to help you succeed:

  1. Please review your transcript. If you believe any of your grades from the previous semester are incorrect, contact your professor immediately.
  2. Review your upcoming semester classes and ask yourself, “Do I need to add, drop, or repeat any courses?” If the answer is “yes” or you are unsure, do not make any changes until you have confirmed these changes with me.
  3. Complete the Probation Survey.
  4. Schedule a meeting with me during the first two weeks of the semester. (schedule here: BoilerConnect)

During our first meeting, our discussion will focus on:

  • What Academic Probation means
  • How you can return to good academic standing
  • Possible schedule changes
  • Campus resources to support you

Students placed on Academic Probation can and do succeed. Therefore, your return to good academic standing should be one of your top priorities. Do be aware that continued academic probation could lead to a lack of progress toward degree, or ultimately being dismissed from the university. I know that external factors beyond academics can make this challenging, so if you are struggling with additional stressors please consider utilizing the university resources available to you.


Academic Advisor

Erin Schultz I am so fortunate to support my students within College of Education by helping them pursue their passion. Every day, I am amazed at their maturity, positivity, dedication, and desire to ‘go above and beyond.
-Erin Schultz