What is

Academic Probation

Academic probation indicates that a student isn’t excelling academically and will not meet their graduation requirements. Here, a student’s grades and overall GPA are below the required standard set by their school. Academic probation does not mean that a student is being told to leave college. Instead, students are given a period—generally a semester—to prove that they have made academic progress.

Academic probation refers to low-performing students having to prove themselves academically in order to continue studying at a particular school. Part of the probationary process involves a reduced course load to allow a student to spend more time on each course. If a student fails to boost their grades or meet standards, they may be suspended or expelled.