Working With Academic Probation Students

The goals of the project for mandatory advising for academic probation students are to:

  • Increase both the retention of the students and the GPA of the returning students
  • Decrease the number of students placed on academic suspension


  1. Student is placed or continues on Academic Probation after failing to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA after semester grades are posted-a registration block is placed on their records, preventing them from registering or changing an existing schedule
  2. Letter is sent to the student from Admissions notifying them of their status and providing contact information, a web link to the "Probation Exercise," is included in the letter, that students should complete before advising visit
  3. When the student logs on to CampusConnect, a pop-up message will say:

SPC is committed to your academic success; therefore please contact your advisor (advisor's Name linked to contact info list) or one of the South Plains College Counseling Centers for assistance with registration.

Levelland Counseling Center: 806-894-9611, ext. 2366

Reese Counseling Center: 806-894-9611, ext. 4606

Plainview Center: 806-296-9611, ext. 4302

If additional information is needed, please contact Christina Conner, Retention Specialist, at 806-894-9611, ext. 2961.

  • Student makes an appointment with their advisor or the Counseling Center for assistance, or attends open registration or late registration During visit with counselor/ advisor, the following is expected to take place:


(a)  Counselor/advisor discusses "Probation Exercise," with student and makes appropriate recommendations based on the student's responses

(b)  Counselor/advisor determines any course or credit hour limitations for the semester schedule

(c)  Counselor/advisor completes the "Academic Probation Contract" with the student, and both sign (see attached); student is strongly encouraged to take either HUDV 1100, 1200, or 1300 if they have not already successfully passed one of the classes

  • Counselor/advisor can choose to remove the registration block by:


a)   Going to "Demographic Information," in CampusConnect

b)   Clicking on "Update Demographic" and, using drop-down menu next to "Cleared for Web Registration," change the item to "Yes


  • Counselor/advisor either scans contract into FileBound under the student's Admissions Academic Suspension/Probation folder, or forwards a copy to Christina Conner at Box S for scanning


How is a student removed from Academic Probation?

A student is removed from academic probation once their cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher.

 If you have any questions about the project, please contact Christina Conner, Retention Specialist, at or 806-894-9611, ext. 2961.




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