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The probation process is designed to help students and promote a successful experience at Carolina. We are committed to the academic success of each of our students, and understand that success is not always achieved in a predictable path. There are many reasons students enter the probation process, including personal, financial, health, family, or other issues. Our goal is to help you identify the factors that are relevant to you and to help you address them. You are not alone in experiencing these difficulties. Many students participate in the probation process each year and make progress toward achieving their goals.

Students must meet all four academic standards to be in good standing. We know you can meet these requirements, and have designed a process to help you to address the causes of your academic difficulties.

Students who successfully appeal their “Suspension – Not Eligible to Enroll” status are granted one term of Probation. Probation is a one-term opportunity to return to Good Standing. During the term on Probation, students are encouraged to engage with the Road to Resilience program, meet with their Academic Advisor, and utilize other academic support resources on campus as referenced in the letter allowing them to continue on Probation. Students must review their academic status at the end of every term. The official academic status in ConnectCarolina for students on Probation is “Probation – Eligible to Enroll.” Academic status is found under the “Academics” tab in “Student Center.” Students will have a status of “Probation – Eligible to Enroll” if they have been approved for Probation by appeal.

To support students through the restoring eligibility process, our team has designed a program that consists of personal reflection, goal setting, and working with campus resources to achieve success. If you are on warning or probation, we expect you to begin to engage in the restoring eligibility process by the 4th week of the semester – taking advantage of the support early on will help you to maximize your opportunities during the semester and see improvement in your academics. 

There are two ways to engage: 

Option 1: Engage in Individual Support
Schedule & attend a Required Academic Eligibility Success Consultation with your assigned advisor (name can be found in Student Center in Connect Carolina). In this meeting, you will partner with your advisor to explore both your strengths and challenges and to create a plan of action to set you up for success. 

Option 2: Enroll in Road to Resilience
Register for Road to Resilience: a supportive, small-group experience in which students on Warning/Probation meet on a weekly basis to reflect on past habits, develop personal ownership over their personal and academic success, and strengthen academic skills while developing a community with their peers. 

We invite students to take advantage of all of the resources available, including both the Academic Success Consultation and Road to Resilience.
*If you are unable to attend a scheduled meeting, it is a common courtesy to provide advanced notice so that other students may benefit from this availability.