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

PLEASE CLICK ON A DATE BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!  Please note all are held in the Student Center, 2nd Floor, Room 234 - Check-in at the front desk on the 3rd floor. We reserve the right to close the session if we reach capacity. We encourage you to register ahead of time. Please 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

Summer 2019 Academic Success Workshops (August)

Date Time Where
Mon. August 19 3:00 - 4:00 pm SCC Room 234
Weds. August 21 3:30 - 4:30 pm SCC Room 234
Fri. August 23 11:00 am - 12:00 pm SCC Room 234

You are also welcome to attend a session at our Lakeshore campus.

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 1.5
15-28 1.75
29 and above 2.0

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.

Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended. 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.