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Probation Letter (Example)

Dear USP Student:

I have been notified by the University Registrar that you were placed on academic probation at the end of last semester.  The staff of the Undergraduate Studies Program is here to offer assistance to ensure that you can get back on the right “track”.  To begin,

  • If you believe any of your grades are in error, please contact your professor directly.

  • Reflect on what went wrong:  Too heavy a class load?  Too light?  Wrong courses?  Study habits?  Time management?  Other?  Only you can assess the real reasons.

  • Visit the “Laying Tracks” USP website,www.purdue.edu/usp; click on Current Students; scroll to the middle of the page and click on “Laying Tracks” on the left side, and follow the directions.  Be sure and print out the Academic Success Exercises and bring them to your appointment already completed.

Next, make an appointment to see your academic advisor as soon as possible but not later than the end of the third week of next semester.  Bring your completed Academic Success Exercises with you.  It is imperative that you and your advisor critically review the last semester and determine a course of action for the coming semester that will result in a stronger academic performance.  We are here to assist you in reaching your goal of a Purdue diploma, but we can only do this with your full cooperation, hard work, and dedication.  We have the tools available to assist you, but you need to pick them up and use them to the best of your ability.

We look forward to working with you, and to success in the coming semester.

Susan K. Aufderheide, Ph.D. 
Undergraduate Studies Program