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First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

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Academic Probation

Academic probation is determined at the end of each semester after official grades are completed. If your cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.0 you will be placed on academic probation.

This is not predictive of your skills and abilities. The First Year Advising Center (FYAC) is committed to helping you get back on track. You are encouraged to meet, call or e-mail your adviser directly.
Probation FAQ's
How will I know I’m on academic probation?
Official letters notifying you of your probationary status are sent by the Office of the Registrar via US postal mail.
What does academic probation mean?
You have received a cumulative GPA below a 2.0. You will be allowed to remain at Oakland University on probationary status for at least one semester.

See the Undergraduate Catalog for further details.
Should I change my winter schedule?
There are times when your winter schedule will need to be adjusted. Contact or set up an appointment with your FYAC adviser if you have any questions.
Does academic probation affect my scholarship(s), grant(s), or financial aid?
Generally, being on academic probation means your scholarships and/or grants may be at risk. Renewal requirements vary for each one. For more information, contact Student Financial Services at (248) 370-2550 or visit their office in North Foundation Hall, Room 120.
Should I repeat any classes?
There are a few important things to consider when deciding whether or not to repeat a course. Course repeats impact the number of credits completed in a semester, which could impact your financial aid, scholarships, and grants.

Also, consider that the most recent grade will be the grade of record whether or not it is the highest grade earned. Speak with your FYAC adviser and Student Financial Services before making any decisions regarding repeating a class.
Can I repeat my course at a community college?
Typically it is not recommended to repeat a course at another institution because it does not improve your GPA. For more details review the Undergraduate Catalog and see your FYAC adviser.
What do I need to do to get off of academic probation?
Achieving a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher takes you off academic probation and you are considered in good academic standing with the University.
What happens after I am on academic probation for one semester and don't have a 2.0 cumulative GPA?
There are a few different ways to get off of academic probation, see the Undergraduate Catalog for more details.
Resources

The below resources are available to educate you in the process of improving your academic standing and overall success at OU. Connect with them to learn about your next steps.

Student Financial Services
Office of the Registrar
Additional Support
Walk-In Hours

Are you concerned about your grades? Do you have scheduling questions for the winter term? Walk-in appointments are available December 12-21, 2016 during the following dates and times:

January 2 - 58:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
January 810 a.m. - 4 p.m.
January 9 - 1210 a.m. - 2 p.m.
January 16 - 1710 a.m. - 4 p.m.