[nabs-l] academic status

Desiree Oudinot turtlepower17 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 20:04:42 UTC 2012


I think that's probably on a national level. Here in PA, you have to
maintain a 2.0 GPA as well for rehab to keep paying for your
education.

On 7/25/12, Wasif, Zunaira <Zunaira.Wasif at dbs.fldoe.org> wrote:
> In Florida the Division of Blind Services will not pay for school if
> your GPA drops below a 2.0.  FAFSA will also not pay if your GPA drops
> below a 2.0.
> Zunaira
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Humberto Avila
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:41 PM
> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] academic status
>
> Does academic probation affect how you are given tuition assistance from
> your rehab agencies though? Or how do they take these kinds of things?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Ashley Bramlett
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:28 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] academic status
>
> Desiree,
> Not exactly. You are only kicked out of school if you do not raise your
> GPA in a certain amount of time.
> You would have to have several Fs for more than one semester to be
> kicked out.
> Academic probation means a trial period. It's a warning before you are
> kicked out.
> It's a good thing so students who really want to succeed are not just
> thrown
>
> out of school. They are given a trial period to get their grades up.
> Everyone has hard classes and a bad semester at one time or another.
> IMO, its pretty easy to fall onto academic probation. you do not even
> have to fail a class to get it. You can just have Ds and that brings
> your GPA down enough to be on academic probation.
>
> It won't affect your job prospects to have a bad semester or two. But it
> may
>
> affect financial aid. Not sure on that.
> Ashley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Desiree Oudinot
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:08 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] academic status
>
> Thanks for the information. It was just the way Beth was talking about
> it that made it sound, at the very least, like she was kicked out of
> college for being on academic probation. I apologize if that's not the
> case and I'm totally reading the situation wrong.
>
> On 7/24/12, Ashley Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm responding to what Desiree said here. It will clear up confusion
>> for those who wondered about the term or got scared of it.
>> Schools have performance standards. Such standards are based on your
>> Grade point average, GPA.
>> The deans list is for the top students; at community college deans
>> list means students who get a 3.5 or over taking at least 6 credits.
>>
>> On the opposite side is academic probation if you do not do well a few
>
>> semesters.
>> Desiree said:
>> "I never heard of academic probation in my life until reading this
>> thread, but it sure sounds scary. Sounds like the shady side of the
>> law, or if not that, a sure way to fail every job interview as well. "
>>
>> Hi, actually, its not too bad; as long as you get off it. Basically it
>
>> means you fell below a certain GPA; schools vary what this is. I think
>
>> for my school, Marymount university, it was 2.0. What happens is
>> you're given a warning and you have to raise your GPA within two
>> semesters. That is all.
>> It
>> basically means you need to  improve and it's a trial period. I do not
>
>> think its on your transcript; only way anyone knows is if they get
>> your file from them. True, some employers request transcripts, but I
>> don't think it says academic probation, just your grades for every
>> class. Although I might clarify that to see that I'm giving  correct
>> info.
>>
>> Most students can get off academic probation by studying more, going
>> to classes regularly and getting extra help such as tutoring. But even
>
>> if you drop out or get thrown out of school, you can go back to school
>
>> in a year by reapplying. Academic probation has nothing to do with the
>
>> police and only way I can see it comprimising a job or interview, is
>> if the employer looked at every grade and class you took seeing where
>> you got Ds and Fs.
>> Most employers though want to  see you got a diploma, when you got it,
>
>> and when. They don't want to know the specifics.
>> So, an employer will never know the terrible grade I got in ethics.
>> Yes I got some bad grades because it was too hard for me. But I did
>> get a diploma and that is what I can state on my  resume and job
>> interviews.
>>
>> Okay, just wanted to clear this up so no one has misinformation what
>> academic status is.
>>
>> Ashley
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