Academic Success Workshop

  • Learn about support services available to you
  • Construct an academic success plan
  • Identify barriers getting in the way of your academic success
  • Discuss strategies for success
  • Complete the academic probation contract

Sessions are held on a walk-in basis. Please note all are held in the Student Center, 3rd Floor, Room 336. Due to limited room capacity, only the first 25 participants will be admitted to each session so you should plan to arrive early.

All participants are welcome. Those in need of special accommodations please contact DSS in advance at (616) 234-4140.  Should you have a need for alternative format (i.e. Braille, CD, enlarged font): contact the DSS office to discuss options or arrange an intake with a counselor.

Upcoming Sessions

Fall 2018 Academic Success Workshops (Month of November)

Date Time
Thurs. Nov. 1 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 9 3:00 -4:00 p.m.
Tues.  Nov. 13 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 28 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

You are also welcome to attend a session at our Lakeshore campus.

Academic Standing Policy

Once a student has attempted 12 credit hours, he/she must maintain a cumulative GPA of not less than the following:

Credit Hours Attempted Minimum Cumulative GPA Required
12-14 1.5
15-28 1.75
29 and above 2.0

This policy applies to all credit students regardless of degree status, program of study and financial aid status.

If you do not maintain the required GPA, you will be placed on Academic Probation and are required to attend one Academic Success workshop. Sessions are held at various times and days to meet your needs.

You do not need to pre-register for the session but you should plan to arrive early. Late arrivals will be required to attend a future session. Your registration hold will be removed within 24 business hours of attending the workshop and signing the Success Contract.

You should plan ahead. Your registration hold will not be removed until you attend a workshop.

If you have questions regarding suspension, see Academic Suspension FAQ.