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Academic Success is the ability to complete the required courses for your chosen major while - at least - meeting the minimum grades and grade point average (GPA) determined by the College and University. Satisfactory completion of ALL these requirements will translate into your retention and graduation from college.
Time management, study skills, and personal factors are crucial elements in your ability to succeed in a complex learning environment.
Students who do not meet the minimum standards may receive early alerts via our Starfish system and will be placed on academic probation if their GPA falls below retention standards. Once on probation, students will be required to fulfill mandatory requirements before registering for their next semester.
Wishing You Academic Success,
Queensborough’s Retention Management Team
A SERIOUS WARNING
WHICH CALLS FOR SERIOUS CHANGES
A. YOUR CREDIT LOAD AND SEMESTER GPA
You cannot take more than 13 credits or equated credits
You must complete any remedial course(s) that you are required to take
You must earn a minimum cumulative GPA or semester GPA of 2.0
B. YOUR RETENTION
If you don’t meet the required minimum cumulative GPA or semester GPA of at least 2.0, you will be academically dismissed from the College after one semester
If you do not meet the required minimum cumulative GPA but achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 for the semester, you will be placed on Continued Probation for one more semester
Students on Continued Probation who do not meet the required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be dismissed
Students on academic probation who achieve the required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 by the end of the semester will no longer be on probation
and your GPA fell below retention standards
Based on their enrollment status, academic standing or performance, and whether they previously attended the 2-hour success workshop, students will be required to complete one of the following mandatory program requirements.
|Student Enrollment Status||Registrar Hold||Academic Standing (or GPA)||Previously Attended Workshop (Repeater)||ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOP REQUIRED||CAMPUS SUPPORT SERVICES REQUIRED|
|Currently Enrolled||YES||Probation||NO||YES||Highly recommended|
|Currently Enrolled||YES||Probation/Continued Probation||YES||NO||YES|
|*Readmit||YES||Below 2.0||NO||*YES||Highly recommended|
|Referred||NO||Below 2.0 or at risk||NO||Highly recommended||Highly recommended|
|NO||Below 2.0 or at risk||YES||NO||Highly recommended|
Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill their requirements early in the semester. *Readmitted students who need to attend the Academic Success workshop are invited to attend a session during the summer/winter intersession prior to semester start to increase their chances of success.
If this is your first-time on Academic probation (or being referred) and you never attended the Academic Success Workshop in-person before, you will be required to complete a 2-hour mandatory session prior to being advised and registering for your next term.
Causes, impact on future retention, and other related topics will be discussed during this initial workshop. Presentation will emphasize tools, strategies, and support services available to students to regain control of their academic career and successfully reach their goals.
A "Registrar's Office Hold" will be placed on your record at the beginning of the semester and will be released upon satisfactory workshop attendance.
Registration information is sent during the first few weeks of the semester to attending students. If you have a Registrar hold and are required to attend a mandatory two-hour Academic Success workshop, please click here to register www.qcc.cuny.edu/register/workshops
*Non-attending students will have to complete their requirement when they wish to return.
**Students who previously completed this workshop should contact us in the Registrar (A-104) or at firstname.lastname@example.org at the beginning of the semester and complete the requirements for "Repeaters" described below.
If you are on Continued Probation, or were previously on Academic Probation and/or attended the 2-hour Academic Success Workshop in previous semester(s), you will be required to fulfill a set of requirements described below.
Students are required to utilize campus Support Services to improve their academic performance. They are free to select areas and services (see sample list section below) that they – and/or their advisor or professors - feel will help them in their studies and beyond. Students should use as many services as they need and can accommodate into their schedule, but all students must utilize at least three (3) distinct service areas during the semester. Students must visit one Tutoring Center for a minimum of 3 times as one of the three service areas.
A "Registrar's Office Hold" will be placed on your record at the beginning of the semester and will be released upon satisfactory completion.
An updated list of specific events/workshops offered will be emailed to students (along with the attendance Form) and available for pick-up at the Registrar's Office during the first few weeks of each semester. Emails with upcoming events, presentations and other materials of interest will be sent to students throughout the semester to enhance their learning experience. Howeever, students are urged to avail themselves of available services early on and throughout the semester to increase their chances of success. We recommend you check your email and the College Events Calendar regularly to increase your choices and chance of success.
Academic Literacy Learning Center (Humanities, Room 237)
Campus Writing Center (Library, 1st Floor)
College Discovery Tutorial Services (Library, 1st Floor, Room 118 CD)
Mathematics Learning Center (Science, Room 216)
Student Learning Center (Library, 1st Floor)
Career Servcies (Library, Room 429)
You are welcome to make an appointment after completing all five assessments in the Focus-2 program to speak with an adviser for guidance in using FOCUS-2 and interpreting your results.
Counseling (Library, Room 422)
Single Stop (Library, Room 432A) – Meet with a Coach for Free Financial Counseling
For more information visit the centers, check the college events calendar
Contact Us at Academicsuccess@qcc.cuny.edu.