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Academic Success Workshop

  • Learn about support services available to you
  • Construct an academic success plan
  • Identify barriers getting in the way of your academic success
  • Discuss strategies for success
  • Complete the academic probation contract

Sessions are held on a walk-in basis.  All sessions are held in the Student Center buidling on the third floor, Room 336.   Due to limited room capacity, only the first 35 participants will be admitted to each session so you should plan to arrive early.

All participants are welcome.  Those in need of special accommodations please contact DSS in advance at (616) 234-4140.  Should you have a need for alternative format (i.e. Braille, CD, enlarged font): contact the DSS office to discuss options or arrange an intake with a counselor.

Upcoming Sessions

Winter 2015

January Academic Success Workshops
Date Time Room
Monday, January 5th 1:00 PM-2:00 PM SCC,336
Monday, January 5th 5:30 PM-6:30 PM SCC,336
Tuesday, January 6th 9:00AM-10:00AM SCC,336
Tuesday, January 6th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SCC, 336
Monday, January 19th 9:00AM-10:00AM SCC, 336
Wednesday, January 21st 5:30PM-6:30PM SCC, 336
Thursday, January 22nd 2:00PM-3:00PM SCC, 336
Tuesday, January 27th 2:30PM-3:30PM SCC, 336
Thursday, January 29th 12:00PM-1:00PM SCC, 336

Academic Standing Policy

Once a student has attempted 12 credit hours, he/she must maintain a cumulative GPA of not less than the following:

  Credit Hours Attempted             Minimum Cumulative GPA Required

                     12 - 14                                                    1.50

                     15 - 28                                                    1.75

                     29 and above                                         2.00

This policy applies to all credit students regardless of degree status, program of study and financial aid status.

If you do not maintain the required GPA, you will be placed on Academic Probation and are required to attend one Academic Success workshop. Sessions are held at various times and days to meet your needs.

You do not need to pre-register for the session but you should plan to arrive early. Late arrivals will be required to attend a future session. Your registration hold will be removed within 24 business hours of attending the workshop and signing the Success Contract.

You should plan ahead. Your registration hold will not be removed until you attend a workshop.

If you have questions regarding suspension, see Academic Suspension FAQ