FAQ

Help for students on probation including frequently asked questions
Why was I placed on academic probation?
Why was I placed on academic probation?

All students, regardless if they are matriculated or non-matriculated, who at the end of the spring or fall semester do not meet the minimum, cumulative GPA (based on credits attempted) will be placed on academic probation at the end of the semester.                                           

Credits Attempted Minimum Cumulative GPA (Index)
0 – 12  1.50
13 – 24 1.75
25+ 2.00
What are the main consequences of being placed on academic probation?
What are the main consequences of being placed on academic probation?

There are three main consequences:

  1. A credit limit: Most students on probation will not be able to register for more than 12 credits per semester. Students who were recently re-admitted to the College may have a credit limit of less than 12 credits.
  2. Financial aid ramifications: The awarding of TAP and Pell grants may be affected by a student’s probationary status. Check your F.A.C.T.S. account for your financial aid eligibility. If your financial aid has been affected, refer to the Financial Aid Office’s notice on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), https://www.york.cuny.edu/finaid/academic-progress
  3. A risk of being dismissed from the College: A student remains on probation until he/she reaches the minimum cumulative GPA or better. If the student has not reached the minimum cumulative GPA or better by the end of the following spring semester, he/she will be dismissed.
Why is there a probation hold placed on my account preventing me from registering for next semester’s classes?
Why is there a probation hold placed on my account preventing me from registering for next semester’s classes?

A probation hold was placed on your account to ensure you receive additional support provided by the Probation Workshops. Probation Workshops will provide you with crucial information about the implications of being on probation, help you identify areas that you need to improve in, and empower you to take ownership over your college career.

How do I get the probation hold removed from my account?
How do I get the probation hold removed from my account?

The probation hold will be removed from your account once you successfully complete a single Probation Workshop. Note, the probationary indicator and hold will be reinstated for future registration(s) until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or better.

How do I schedule a Probation Workshop?
How do I schedule a Probation Workshop?

You may schedule a Probation Workshop by calling The Counseling Center at 718-262-2272 or in person at The Counseling Center, room AC-1G03. The Counseling Center hours are:

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 9 am – 5 pm

Wed.: 9 am – 6 pm

How long is a Probation Workshop?
How long is a Probation Workshop?

Probation Workshops are 2 hours long. You may also opt to schedule two, one-hour long, individual sessions with a Counselor if your schedule does not permit you to attend a Workshop. Note: You will not be permitted to enter a Workshop or an individual session if you are late by 15 minutes or more. If you are late by 15 minutes or more you will need to reschedule your attendance for a later date.

My grades dropped (e.g., WU) because of extenuating circumstances. Is there a way to file a petition for a WU*?
My grades dropped (e.g., WU) because of extenuating circumstances. Is there a way to file a petition for a WU*?

Yes. A student may petition the Committee on Academic Policy and Standards (CAPS) to change grades of WN, WU, FIN or INC to W, or to assign a grade of W in a course during the current semester for which the tenth-week deadline has passed (this is called a retroactive withdrawal). The academic department must certify the student's last date of class attendance, and the student must provide evidence of the extenuating circumstance that prevented official withdrawal by the deadline. To petition CAPS, students must visit the office of Student Academic Services in AC-4G04 to obtain the proper forms. 

* WU is assigned to students who participated a minimum of one class, completely stopped participating at any time before final exam week, and never officially withdrew.

I plan to return for the upcoming semester. Am I free to register for classes although I was on academic probation??
I plan to return for the upcoming semester. Am I free to register for classes although I was on academic probation??

No. If you were on academic probation during your last semester at York College before taking one or more semesters off, you must petition the Committee on Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS) for reinstatement to the College. To petition CAPS, you must visit the Office of Student Academic Services in AC-4G04 to obtain official reinstatement forms.  Additionally, a Counseling Center advisement hold will be placed on your account once you are approved to return. The advisement hold will be removed from your account once you successfully complete a single Probation Workshop.