Students will be placed on academic probation at the end of the fall/spring
semester if their cumulative GPA falls below the minimum level indicated
previously. Students will have one semester in which to raise their cumulative
GPA. Failure to maintain a GPA of better than C (i.e. 2.01)
during the semester will result in academic dismissal.
Restrictions While on Probation
Credits: While on academic probation you are limited to
register for a maximum of four courses or 13 credits per semester during the
spring and fall semesters. Further, students are limited to one course
each summer session.
Activities: While on Academic Probation a student is not
allowed to hold office in any club or student organization, nor play on any
varsity sports teams.
Financial Aid: Financial Aid will be jeopardized by poor
grades or academic progress. See the Financial Aid Office for how it applies to
your specific situation.
Rate of Progress Probation
This applies regardless of GPA if you are taking ENG 2100, ENG 2150
the third time. This Negative Service Indicator will be removed only after you
pass the course in question. Failure to pass this course on the third
attempt will result in immediate dismissal.
While on rate of progress probation you are limited to register for a maximum
of four courses or 13 credits during the third repetition semester. Further,
students are limited to one course each summer session and winter
Rate-of-Progress Probation and Dismissal Policies
The following courses are required for any bachelor’s degree: ENG 2100, ENG 2150, and minimally, a 2000-level MATH course (and/or an H or T version of these courses). Failure to complete one or more of these courses after three registrations will result in dismissal from the College. Students who take, but do not pass, one of the aforementioned courses for the second time will be placed on rate-of-progress probation and should see an academic advisor as soon as possible. Failure to complete the course(s) in question by the end of the third attempt will result in dismissal. While on rate-of-progress probation, a student will be restricted to no more than four courses (13 equated credits) each semester.
Registration for the subsequent semester after the third attempt will be withheld. Students who are dismissed may not continue at Baruch College.
Words of Advice
- If it did not work the first time and you don't make any changes to your
approach, don't expect different results. Take a course one time and complete it to
the best of your ability. This will cost you half the price of repeating it
after a W or F grade.
- Slow and steady wins the race.
- Academic Success is yours...,Gather your tools and make it happen!
Be eager, attentive and engaged.
- Eager – Embrace it – Take on the challenge!
- Attentive – Are you focused – Concentrate on the task at
- Engaged – Are you present? Be mindful.
- Study earlier in the day. If you are tired, your brain may have turned
- So, you are wide awake and ready to study – Pick a place that has limited
- Study in a place that you are focused and remain alert.
- Organize your study aids and materials.
- Study difficult subjects first.
- Add your deadline dates to your calendar/planner.
- Pace yourself in your studying – avoid procrastination.
- Visit the SACC Center! It's free tutoring.
Make a Plan of Action
- List all courses currently registered for this semester.
- Write down the grade you want to earn for each course.
- Calculate how many hours you need to study to obtain your desired
- Determine when you will study in a given week to reach the study time
Many issues lead to being placed on academic probation. Though you have hit a bump in the road, there are many strategies you can use to get back on the right track. The college is committed to your academic success. We encourage you to avail yourself of the many college resources.
For further information and assistance, visit the Center for Academic Advisement and meet with an Academic Advisor. Also visit the Academic Success section of the website for additional resources.