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Probation/Dismissal/Reinstatement

The Advising and Academic Support Center is here to help students who are struggling academically improve their skills and be more confident students. You can set up an advising appointment with an Academic Development & Recovery advisor, who assist students of every major with academic skill building. We look forward to helping you reach your academic goals!

Academic Probation

The Advising and Academic Support Center is here to assist students on academic probation with recovering from previous semesters and developing skills and habits to improve academic performance. Many factors could have contributed to you being placed on academic probation. Know that most students struggle academically during their time in college, and no matter the reason, the advisors at the AASC are here to help you through it. We hope that you see being on academic probation as an opportunity to work on academic skill building and connect with campus resources to be more successful moving forward. Being on academic probation may seem like a set back, but it can also be an opportunity to grow as a student.

What is Bronco Rebound?

Bronco Rebound is a self-paced online workshop through Blackboard with content focused on helping students on probation for the first time be more successful academically. The course covers topics that students on academic probation generally struggle with: time management, mindset, goal setting, decision making, and utilizing campus resources. Each module includes a variety of activities such as articles, videos, worksheets, reflections, and quizzes to assist students in examining the choices that led them to this point and what changes they could make to be more successful in the future. It is our hope that you do not see Bronco Rebound as a punishment for being on probation, but instead as a tool to gain skills and confidence to improve your academic standing.   (Include video & learning outcomes)

How do I get my Probation Advising Required hold removed?

All students on academic probation for the first time at Boise State are required to complete the Bronco Rebound workshop in order to have their Probation Advising Required hold removed from their Student Center. There is no deadline for completing Bronco Rebound, but students will be unable to register for future semesters until it is completed. The assignments in Bronco Rebound are an opportunity to reflect on your past performance and learn new techniques for academic success. All assignments will be reviewed and must earn a passing score to be considered complete. The course takes 6-8 hours to complete.

If you encounter issues when completing Bronco Rebound, please email probation@boisestate.edu for assistance.

Probation & Dismissal Policy

There are two grade-point-average (GPA) calculations to understand: (1) cumulative GPA and (2) Boise State GPA. The cumulative GPA accounts for all transfer and Boise State credits attempted and earned. The Boise State GPA only accounts for credits attempted and earned at Boise State University. Academic standing is determined by your Boise State GPA. However, both Boise State and transfer credits determine the number of credits completed. The table below details the requirements.

Cumulative Credits Earned Minimum Boise State GPA
0-25 1.75
26 or more 2.00

Academic standing is determined at the end of each semester. If a student fails to maintain the minimum Boise State GPA shown in the table above, they will be placed on probation and will receive a notification letter from the Registrar’s Office. At the end of the student’s next semester at Boise State, the Registrar’s Office will review the student’s record and take one of the following actions:

  1. A student is removed from academic probation if their Boise State GPA is at or above the minimum specified in the table above.
  2. A student is on continued academic probation if their Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the above table but their semester GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  3. A student is dismissed from the university if their Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the table above and their semester GPA is also below 2.0.

Students who are on academic probation and do not demonstrate improvement in their academic performance will be dismissed from the university. Dismissed students will not be able to enroll at Boise State for the following time periods before seeking reinstatement:

1st Dismissal: One semester (fall or spring)
2nd Dismissal: One full year (fall, spring, and summer semesters)

3rd Dismissal: No reinstatement

If you have questions or concerns about academic probation or the Bronco Rebound requirement, please contact probation@boisestate.edu or call the AASC at 208-426-4049.

Academic Dismissal/Reinstatement

Welcome back to Boise State! The Advising and Academic Support Center is here to assist you in successfully transitioning back to campus. The reinstatement process will connect you with multiple staff members and resources across campus to build a network of support upon your return. Below you will find specific information about returning to Boise State following an academic dismissal. If you have questions or concerns about completing the reinstatement process, please contact probation@boisestate.edu or call the AASC at 208-426-4049.

Reinstatement Application Deadlines

All students returning following an academic dismissal need to complete the application to attend Boise State by the dates below. This includes students who are degree seeking, non-degree seeking, in an online-only or late start program, etc.

Returning for Fall: Apply by August 1

Returning for Spring: Apply by December 1

Returning for Summer: Apply by May 1

Reinstatement Process

  1. Reapply to Boise State University by the dates above. There is not a separate application for reinstated students. Simply fill out the main application at the link below. You will need to use a different email address than the one you used when you initially applied. Complete the application by the deadlines below – link to app https://admissions.boisestate.edu/apply/  
  2. The Advising and Academic Support Center (AASC) will be notified that you have been reinstated to Boise State and a Probation Advising Required hold will be placed on your Student Center. Reinstated students will receive an email from probation@boisestate.edu with the instructions to complete a Reinstatement Questionnaire and the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI). These two items should take a total of 30-45 minutes to complete.
  3. After these are completed, the AASC will contact you by phone to schedule an appointment with an Academic Development and Recovery (ADR) Advisor.
  4. In your reinstatement advising appointment, you will work with an ADR advisor to create an action plan for a successful return to Boise State, as well as discuss campus resources that will be helpful to you. You will then schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in your major to assist you in course selection for future semesters.
  5. Once you have met with an ADR advisor and your academic advisor, your Probation Advising Required Hold will be lifted to enroll in classes.

If you have been dismissed from Boise State 3 or more times, you will have to submit and Academic Appeal for Reinstatement. For instructions on that process, scroll down to the Academic & Financial Aid Appeal tab.

Probation Advising Required Hold

A Probation Advising Required Hold will appear on your student center for the following reasons:

  1. You have been reinstated to Boise State: This hold will be lifted after meeting with an Academic Development and Recovery (ADR) Advisor and your academic advisor.
  2. You need to follow up with your ADR advisor: This hold will be lifted after meeting with your ADR advisor for a follow up appointment during weeks 7-9 of your first semester back after reinstatement.
  3. You need to complete Bronco Rebound: click here for more information

Probation & Dismissal Policy

There are two grade-point-average (GPA) calculations to understand: (1) cumulative GPA and (2) Boise State GPA. The cumulative GPA accounts for all transfer and Boise State credits attempted and earned. The Boise State GPA only accounts for credits attempted and earned at Boise State University. Academic standing is determined by your Boise State GPA. However, both Boise State and transfer credits determine the number of credits completed. The table below details the requirements.

Cumulative Credits Earned Minimum Boise State GPA
0-25 1.75
26 or more 2.00

Academic standing is determined at the end of each semester. If a student fails to maintain the minimum Boise State GPA shown in the table above, they will be placed on probation and will receive a notification letter from the Registrar’s Office. At the end of the student’s next semester at Boise State, the Registrar’s Office will review the student’s record and take one of the following actions:

  1. A student is removed from academic probation if the Boise State GPA is at or above the minimum specified in the table above.
  2. A student is on continued academic probation if the Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the above table but the semester GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  3. A student is dismissed from the university if the Boise State GPA is below the minimum specified in the table above and the student’s semester GPA is also below 2.0.

Students who are on academic probation and do not demonstrate improvement in their academic performance will be dismissed from the university. Dismissed students will not be able to enroll at Boise State for the following time periods before seeking reinstatement:

1st Dismissal: One semester (fall or spring)
2nd Dismissal: One full year (fall, spring & summer)

3rd Dismissal: No reinstatements

 

Academic Appeals


Academic Development and Recovery advisors in the AASC are here to help you with academic and financial aid appeals. Below you will find the steps necessary to complete the appeals, which includes meeting with an Academic Development and Recovery advisor. You can sign up for an advising appointment at the bottom of this page.

Immediate, Early, or Third Reinstatement

If you have been dismissed from the university and wish to return without sitting out the required time, or would like to return to Boise State following a third dismissal, you will need to complete an academic appeal. All appeal forms must be turned in prior to first week of classes.

  1. Set up an advising appointment with an ADR advisor. Plan for this meeting to take an hour. At this meeting, you will complete the Academic Appeal Plan of Study form, which is required to submit with your appeal. If you are appealing following a third dismissal, call the AASC at 208-426-4049 and set up a meeting with Karina Smith.
  2. Download and print out the Academic Appeals form: Fill out information by typing in the PDF, or in black or dark blue ink only
  3. Write a letter to the Academic Appeals Committee (one page, single or double spaced, typed) that includes the following:
    • Date and student ID number
    • State what you are requesting (immediate/early reinstatement)
    • Describe any extenuating circumstances and how they affected you and your academics
    • Explain how those circumstances have been resolved or are being resolved
    • Conclude with a brief statement of your academic goals and plans
    • Signature
  4. Include any documentation that relates to the circumstances you discussed in your letter. While not required, it is highly encouraged to include documentation if you have it.
    • Proof of doctor’s visit, hospital stays, etc. with dates
    • Death certificate or obituary
    • Police reports
    • Letter from doctor, counselor, or lawyer on official letterhead
    • Military orders
  5. Completed appeals can be turned into the Office of the Registrar, Administration Building Room 110 or LLHALL@boisestate.edu

Complete Withdrawal

Students can withdrawal from all of their classes before the drop deadline on their Student Center. Refer to the Academic Calendar to find the drop deadlines. If you would like to appeal for a complete withdrawal following the drop deadline, or from a previous semester, follow the steps below.

  1. Download and print out the Academic Appeals form: Fill out information by typing in the PDF, or in black or dark blue ink only. If you would like to appeal to have the fees you paid refunded to you, check the box under Complete Withdrawal that states Forward to Fees Appeal Committee for consideration. More information on fees appeals can be found here.
  2. Write a letter to the Academic Appeals Committee (one page, single or double spaced, typed) that includes the following:
    • Date and student ID number
    • State what you are requesting (immediate/early reinstatement)
    • Describe any extenuating circumstances and how they affected you and your academics
    • Explain how those circumstances have been resolved or are being resolved
    • Conclude with a brief statement of your academic goals and plans
    • Signature
  3. Include any documentation that relates to the circumstances you discussed in your letter. While not required, it is highly encouraged to include documentation if you have it.
    • Proof of doctor’s visit, hospital stays, etc. with dates
    • Death certificate or obituary
    • Police reports
    • Letter from doctor, counselor, or lawyer on official letterhead
    • Military orders
  4. Completed appeals can be turned into the Office of the Registrar, Administration Building Room 110 or LLHALL@boisestate.edu

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals

Students who are not meeting the expectations to be eligible for Federal financial aid can submit an appeal to potentially have access to funds.  

  1. An advisor’s signature is required for you to submit a SAP Appeal. Set up an advising appointment with an ADR advisor or your academic advisor. Only major-specific academic advisors can sign appeals for Maximum Credits (page 4 of the SAP form).
  2. Download and print out “Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal” form. Fill out information in black or dark blue ink only.
  3. Write a letter that includes the following. The letter can be up to two pages.
    • Explain how your circumstances affected your academic progress
    • Include dates or a timeline of any specific events
    • Describe how the situation has been resolved
    • Describe your academic goals/plans and any specific strategies for success (tutoring, taking fewer credits, meeting regularly with advisors or professors, etc.)
    • If this is not your first SAP Appeal, explain what is different about this appeal

Examples of extenuating circumstances include hospitalization or medical condition of the student, unexpected death or hospitalization of an immediate family member, house fire, or victim of a violent crime. While employment is not considered an extenuating circumstance, work issues beyond your control may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Include documentation: Include any documentation that relates to the circumstances you discussed in your letter. While not required, it is highly encouraged to include documentation if you have it.
    • Proof of doctor’s visit, hospital stays, etc. with dates
    • Death certificate or obituary
    • Police reports
    • Letter from doctor, counselor, or lawyer on official letterhead
    • Military orders
  2. Completed Appeals can be turned into the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Administration Building Room 113 or financialaid@boisestate.edu

Resources

Educational Access Center located in the Lincoln Office Suites on the first floor of the Lincoln Parking garage, provides academic accommodations for students who may have temporary or permanent disabilities.https://eac.boisestate.edu/

TRIO Rising Scholars found in the Education building room 228, offers academic assistance and and encouragement for eligible scholars who wish to earn their four-year degree and develop into scholars that are well prepared for their future careers or graduate programs. https://education.boisestate.edu/trs/

Health Services can be found in the Norco building, provides convenient, accessible, and high quality health care to the campus community. https://healthservices.boisestate.edu/

Tutoring Services provides free in-person tutoring utilizing Learning Assistants

https://aasc.boisestate.edu/tutoring/

Financial Aid and Scholarships located in the Administration building room 113, provides students with education, information, guidance, and support for the financial aid process. https://financialaid.boisestate.edu/

Student Financial Services located in the administration building room 101, consists of two departments: account maintenance center, and payment and disbursement center. Both centers provide assistance in refunds, charges, payments, payment plans, approving of loans, and financial aid disbursements. https://vpfa.boisestate.edu/student-financial-services/

Veteran Services located in the Lincoln Office Suites, provides information and procedures to all education benefits provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs, they also assist in the transition from the military to the university life and use any GI Bill ®VA educational benefits for which you’re eligible.

https://veterans.boisestate.edu/

Career Center found in the Academic and Career Service building room 111, provides assistance with you career choices, career planning, job searching, resumes, interviewing, and major exploration. https://career.boisestate.edu

International Student and Scholar Services found in the Simplot/Micron building room 227, provides information for international population and academic units through advising, immigration services, programming, and outreach. https://globaleducation.boisestate.edu/iss/

SILC (Student Involvement and Leadership Center) offers 21 different chapter that allow countless opportunities to get involved and grow both personally and professionally.

https://getinvolved.boisestate.edu/fraternities-and-sororities/

Office of the Registrar located in the Administration building room 110, provides support and personalized services to the academic community with emphasis on integrity and accuracy of academic records, registration, enrollment data, course administration, policy enforcement, and graduation. https://registrar.boisestate.edu/

Diversity and Inclusion provides several resources that are available to traditionally underrepresented students by providing support throughout the admissions process and their college experience.  https://www.boisestate.edu/admissions/nextsteps/diversity/

Boise State Rec Center

https://rec.boisestate.edu/

College of Arts and Science

https://coas.boisestate.edu/student-resources/

College of Education

https://education.boisestate.edu/

College of Engineering

https://coen.boisestate.edu/

College of Health Sciences

https://hs.boisestate.edu/

College of Business and Economics (COBE)

https://cobe.boisestate.edu/


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