MAPS - Academic Recovery
MAPS stands for “Meetings for Academic Planning & Success.” It is our academic recovery program for Purdue Promise scholars who are struggling academically and may be at risk of academic jeopardy (probation or academic drop) and/or losing their scholarship.
If you have been told that you are on MAPS this semester, it is for one or more of the following reasons:
- you have been placed on academic probation;
- your cumulative GPA is below the requirement for your scholarship / support program;
- you are on warning, probation, or denial for GPA and/or PACE as determined by the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for financial aid; and/or
- you are a 21st Century Scholar who is in jeopardy of not meeting the 30-60-90 credit completion requirement (mandatory for students who first enrolled fall 2013 and after).
What Is Required for MAPS?
After being assigned to MAPS you need to schedule a 1-hour meeting with your assigned Purdue Promise Coach during the first two weeks of the semester. If you have previously been working with one of our Student Success Coaches, you will work with his/her supervisor (one of our Assistant Directors) for MAPS until you are back on track academically. Visit here to view contact information for your Coach and schedule your first appointment.
Download the PowerPoint that is used during MAPS Orientation meetings here.
MAPS Meetings with your Purdue Promise Coach
You may be required to meet up to 8 times with your Purdue Promise Coach during the semester. During your MAPS Orientation meeting your coach will ask you for your input on the level of support that you need. Together you will create a preliminary schedule of meetings for the semester that may be adjusted throughout the semester at the discretion of your coach. You are required to attend all meetings that your coach requests.
Students who have been most successful with MAPS discuss the importance of having their Purdue Promise Coach serve as their accountability partner. Students who continue to struggle academically during MAPS frequently no-show for meetings or cancel them, or only seek assistance from their coach once problems have occurred.
Academic Success Contract
In your first meeting with your coach you will develop an academic success contract. This will detail the number of meetings you agree to and other goals that you will set together to assist in your academic success. Those goals may include, but are not limited to, completing a designated number of study hours each week, attending academic success resources on campus, meeting with your professors and/or advisor, and completing grade checks.
It is important that you uphold your academic success contract, and keep your coach in the loop about issues that may prevent you from fulfilling you contract and/or meeting your academic goals. Should you lose your scholarship(s) at the end of the semester and decide to file an appeal, Purdue Promise is required to write a letter on your behalf indicating whether you met your program requirements (including the terms of your MAPS contract) and whether we knew of extenuating circumstances affecting your success. The more we know, the better we can advocate for you.
The academic probation policy is detailed here. The most important points are listed below.
- You can be placed on academic probation if your semester and/or cumulative GPA fall below a designated requirement based on your classification.
- Once on probation you can be academically dropped from the University if your cumulative GPA falls below a designated requirement based on your classification and/or you fail 6 or more credit hours.
Note: Beginning fall 2015 the academic probation policy is changing so that semester and cumulative GPA requirements are 2.0 regardless of classification. This new policy will be applied to spring 2015 grades, and the aforementioned website will be updated.
Cumulative GPA Requirements
21st Century Scholars
21st Century Scholars must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (see below).
Purdue Promise scholars technically must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain scholarship eligibility; however we set the program requirement at a 2.0 cumulative GPA in an effort to prevent you from being on academic probation and ensure your ability to graduate. Thus, you will be assigned to MAPS if your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.
Emerging Urban Leaders
Emerging Urban Leaders have a 2.7 cumulative GPA requirement. Therefore, you will be placed on MAPS if your cumulative GPA falls below this marker, or if you have previously appealed and have a specific semester or cumulative GPA assigned by the Division of Financial Aid that you must meet.
Emerging Leaders have a 2.75 cumulative GPA requirement. Therefore, you will be placed on MAPS if your cumulative GPA falls below this marker, or if you have previously appealed and have a specific semester or cumulative GPA assigned by the Division of Financial Aid that you must meet. MAPS may be exempted for you if you can document that you are receiving the same level of academic support through the Emerging Leaders and/or Boiler Mentor program(s).
Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy can be found here. The most important points are listed below.
There is a specific cumulative GPA that you must meet to maintain financial aid eligibility, and it is based on your classification.
- If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you will be placed on “Warning for GPA” for one semester.
- If at the end of that semester you do not meet the GPA requirement again, you will be placed on Denial for GPA.
- Denial status means you are ineligible for federal, state, and University aid until you meet the GPA requirement.
- If you submit a SAP appeal and your appeal is granted, you are placed on Probation for GPA for one semester.
- If at the end of that semester you do not meet the GPA requirement again, you will again be placed on Denial for GPA.
PACE is a credit completion requirement that requires you to complete 67% of your attempted credit hours.
- If you do not meet the PACE requirement, you will be placed on “Warning for PACE” for one semester.
- If at the end of that semester you do not meet the PACE requirement again, you will be placed on Denial for PACE.
- Denial status means you are ineligible for federal, state, and University aid until you meet PACE.
- If you submit a SAP appeal and your appeal is granted, you are placed on Probation for PACE for one semester.
- If at the end of that semester you do not meet the PACE requirement again, you will again be placed on Denial for PACE.
21st Century Scholars 30-60-90 Credit Completion Requirement
Beginning with freshmen enrolling in fall 2013 and thereafter, 21st Century Scholars must meet a credit completion requirement to maintain eligibility for the scholarship. This requires the following:
- 30 total credits completed by the end of first year (summer term)
- 60 total credits completed by the end of second year (summer term)
- 90 total credits completed by the end of third year (summer term)
AP, dual enrollment, CLEP, and transfer credit authorized by Purdue and applied to your Purdue transcript counts toward this requirement.