Academic Warning and Probation: Upperclass Students

If you have received a letter from the Provost's office regarding academic warning or probation, the Center for Academic Advising and Retention is here to assist you with improving your academic standing at FSU.  Please stop by our office in 140 Pullen Hall, call us at ext. 3404, or email

What is academic probation/warning?

Catalog description of academic probation/warning

Contact CAAR
140 Pullen Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 301-687-3404

  If you are on academic probation/warning:

  • Create an Academic Recovery Plan provided at the mandatory workshop presenting FSU's policies and procedures regarding academic standards held the first week of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to review your course schedule and to establish an end-of-semester GPA goal.
  • Visit offices providing student support (CAAR, Tutoring, Counseling Center) to schedule appointments for assistance.
  • Meet with a financial aid counselor to check on the status of your aid.
  • Attend Academic Enrichment Series workshops to learn skills that will assist you with improving your GPA.

Academic Recovery Workshops (MANDATORY for students on academic warning/probation)

The Center for Academic Advising and Retention (CAAR) holds workshops each semester during the first week of classes to review FSU policies concerning successful academic progress for students on probation and warning. Students on academic warning/probation are required to attend a one-hour workshop held the first week of the spring or fall semester. Students are strongly encouraged to prioritize and focus on improving their academic standing and complete an academic recovery plan with their advisor. The Academic Recovery Plan will entail goals for the semester as well as actions that will help facilitate those goals. Students and advisors must sign the plan and return it to CAAR (Pullen 140) no later than one week after the drop/add period ends. Members of the Academic Success Network are available to assist students who desire weekly check-ins to help maintain their motivation, monitor their progress, and stay on track to success!

Resources for students on academic warning/probation