ERIC Number: ED473284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Probation Study: Overview. Transcript Analysis of Fall 98 Probationary Students.
Douglas Coll., New Westminster (British Columbia).
Students who achieve a GPA of 1.50 or lower over 12 credits at Douglas College are placed on academic probation. If their performance does not improve, they may be required to withdraw from the college temporarily or permanently. Academic probation is intended to provide an early warning and lead to remediation, rather than to be punitive. This paper reports on a study of the transcripts of 557 students (6% of the 9,227 Douglas students) at Douglas who were on academic probation in fall 1998. The study compared three groups: (1) all 557 students on probation; (2) students on probation for the first time in fall 1998 (228); and (3) students on probation prior to fall 1998, and still on probation in fall 1998 (329). Probationary students often had previous success before being placed on probation. Of the 228 students new to academic probation in 1998, 17% had entered the college two or more years earlier. Between 25% and 30% of students who go on probation eventually succeed, approximately 45% do not succeed, while another 30% are still in the probationary process. The paper notes the impact these students have on the workloads of academic counselors. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Douglas Coll., New Westminster (British Columbia).