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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 warning 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 towards 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.

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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 must engage in the Restoring Eligibility Program through Academic Advising as well as other resources on campus. 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.

We are here to support you. The first thing we need from you is for you to reflect on the path thus far, and make a commitment to engage in support to help you forward. You are expected to demonstrate reflection and an action plan in your appeal for probation, so we know you are on the right track. Once enrolled, you must engage in the restoring eligibility program within the first 6 weeks of the term. This process consists of additional personal reflection, goal setting, and working with campus resources in order to achieve success. One of the key elements of Probation is maintaining your relationship with your Eligibility Advisor. All of the program elements are outlined in a Sakai course designed for students on Probation.

To support students through the probation process, our team has designed a program that consists of personal reflection, goal setting, and working with campus resources in order to achieve success. If you are approved for probation for the Fall 2020 term, we expect you to engage in the restoring eligibility process by October 2nd – taking advantage of the support early on will help you to maximize your opportunities during the semester and see improvements in your academics. One of the key elements of being enrolled while on probation is maintaining your relationship with your assigned Academic Eligibility advisor.  There are two ways to participate:

Option 1: Engage in Individual Support

  1. Complete the online Self-Assessment.
  2. Schedule & attend a Student Success Consultation with your assigned Academic Eligibility Counselor (this appointment should be completed within the first four weeks of the term). Together with your Counselor, you will complete the Academic Success Plan (you will be provided this worksheet at the meeting). Schedule & attend a follow-up appointment with your Academic Eligibility Counselor.

Option 2: Enroll in Road to Resilience

  1. Complete the online Self-Assessment.
  2. 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.

More information about Summer 2021 support will be available in April 2021.

There will be a hold place on student accounts in the third week of the semester. This hold will be removed once students have completed their Academic Success Consultation (or engagement in Road to Resilience).

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.

The Restoring Eligibility Program is designed to support you in achieving academic success while on Probation. The sooner you take action and utilize the available resources, the more you will benefit. We encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment within the first few weeks of classes and schedule an Academic Success Consultation within the first half of the semester. A hold will be placed on your account after the third week of classes which will prevent you from registering for future terms. This hold will be removed once you have engaged in the support.