Placed on probation due to struggles last semester? You CAN recover.

While this is a serious issue, we would like you to know that there are support systems in place to help you recover from this setback and achieve satisfactory academic standing. The College has established the Carthage Academic Achievement Program (CAAP) to assist you in improving your academic standing. This program is mandatory for all students in a probationary status.

CAAP offers you an opportunity to recover from this past semester. CAAP is meant to be an ongoing process throughout the term to support students in developing the strategies, mindset, and skills needed to persist as a student and improve their academic outcomes. Your student success advisor will be in touch within the first few weeks of the term to schedule an initial meeting to review this past term and determine how often you will meet.

Students complete CAAP by participating in the following activities:

  • Attend 1:1 and small group meetings with your student success advisor and others to identify goals, review your syllabi and assignments, build study and time management skills, and connect to appropriate resources throughout the term.
  • Depending on your individual need, attend tutoring/supplemental instruction sessions and/or with an academic coach or writing fellow regularly.
  • Draft and implement an individualized CAAP plan; regularly review progress with a student success advisor and revise goals as needed.
  • Meet with your student success advisor within the final three weeks of the semester to review any remaining requirements in your courses and prepare for final exams.

If you are also concerned about maintaining eligibility for state and federal financial aid or institutional scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Services website for more information.

IMPORTANT: Students who fail to participate in the program or raise their cumulative grade point average above a 2.0 may face an extended probationary status or may not be able to register for subsequent terms.