Academic Improvement Steps

The information on this page pertains only to students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation.

Receiving the news that you are on Academic Warning or Academic Probation can feel discouraging. Many students struggle academically for different reasons and we want to help support your academic success. Please know that you are not alone! We are here to help position you for success as you continue your academic pursuits at Southern!

If you are on Academic Warning or Academic Probation, you are required to complete each of the three steps listed below. Please be sure to read through the details of each step and follow accordingly. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

You must complete and submit an Academic Self-Assessment prior to your Academic Improvement Meeting (AIM) with an AAC Advisor. The information you provide in the Academic Self-Assessment will help the AAC Advisor provide you with guidance and support that is personalized and meaningful. 

This assessment should take about 15 minutes to complete and is REQUIRED prior to your Academic Improvement Meeting (below).


Complete Academic Self-Assessment

To help get you started on your path toward Good Standing, you are required to schedule and attend an Academic Improvement Meeting with an AAC Advisor as soon as possible. The purpose of this meeting is to (1) help you understand the details and implications of your academic standing, (2) review the information you provided in your Academic Self-Assessment (above), and (3) develop an improvement plan to help you get back on track.

The AAC Advisors are eager to support you as you work toward improving your GPA and getting back in Good Standing!

Schedule your Academic Improvement Meeting (AIM)

  1. Click the "Schedule Academic Improvement Meeting" button below
  2. Under "What type of appointment would you like to schedule?" "Academic Warning and Probation".
  3. Follow the remaining prompts in the system.

NOTE: If you experience any issues in trying to schedule this appointment, please contact us immediately. 


Schedule Academic Improvement Meeting

You are required to register for and complete one of the three Academic Success Programs listed below. All programs offer support and guidance for how to be academically successful. However, each is provided in a different format to allow you to find the one that best fits your learning style.

Review each program below, identify the one you feel is the best fit for you and click "Register for Academic Success Program" to sign up.

Academic Success Coaching

This program is best for you if you prefer a one-on-one experience rather than a group setting.

Deadline for Registration: Ideally, prior to the start of the semester...but you can still sign up after the semester has begun.

This program allows you to meet with a Peer or a Professional Academic Success Coach between four-eight times throughout the semester, depending on your cumulative GPA. Academic Success Coaching offers a one-on-one individualized experience, allowing session topics and recommended action steps to be developed for your specific needs. You are able to meet with more than one Academic Success Coach, but it is highly recommended you stick with one of your preference to get the most out of the experience.

Academic Success Circuit

This program is best for you if you prefer to have a mix of individual and group experiences while also being able to choose which topics you attend.

Deadline for Registration: Ideally, prior to the start of the semester...but you can still sign up after the semester has begun.

By selecting this program, you will complete a combination of Academic Success Coaching sessions, academic skill workshops, and personal development components. This option offers the most flexibility, allows you to self-identify workshop topics that are most relevant to you, and connects you with peers who may share similar interests. You will attend monthly Academic Success Coaching sessions with a Peer or Professional Academic Success Coach, participate in three academic workshops, and three well-being workshops. The workshops you attend will be chosen by you during your first meeting with an Academic Success Coach.

The RISE Workshop

This program is best for you if you prefer a group setting with other students who are going through a similar experience.

Deadline for Registration: No later than second week of semester

By selecting RISE (Refocus, Inspire, Succeed, Excel), you will attend a weekly session focused on sharing academic successes & challenges, being honest about unproductive habits, and developing tools & techniques that could help boost overall academic performance. Through RISE, you will be part of a community of peers and mentors who are dedicated to seeing you succeed. Peer Academic Success Coaches will be attached to each section of the workshop class and will serve as a positive role model as well as an immediate resource for enrolled students.


Register for Academic Success Program