Academic Probation Intervention

This website was designed to provide you with some of the most important information you will need to evaluate the circumstances that lead to Academic Probation and introduce you to some strategies that may help you improve your academic standing.

This site is not intended to replace individual academic advising, the OAS Academic Success Workshops, or other campus resources. It was designed to complement and reinforce these existing services.

Many students experience some form of academic difficulty during their college career. For some, they may simply struggle through one or two courses or through a single semester. For others, the academic difficulty may be more severe and/or long lasting. There are many causes of Academic Probation, including:

  • Motivational Difficulties
  • Adjustment to college life
  • Lack of college-level academic success strategies
  • Lack of effective time management skills
  • Enrollment in demanding courses that are beyond skill level
  • Reluctance to seek help
  • Lack of direction about future career goals
  • Interference from disabilities
  • Personal issues
  • Family obligations
  • Financial challenges

Students on academic probation may be experiencing one or more of these factors all at once. So, be sure to avoid these pitfalls by:

Avoiding the assumption that if you just "try harder" or "study more" that you will improve. While this is a good start, you need to assess whether you are studying effectively, as well as look carefully at all aspects of your life. You should also take advantage of the vast array of resources available at Rutgers - Newark that are in place to help. All students are expected to use these forms of help throughout their time here.

Repeating Classes

If you are on Academic Probation, we strongly advise you to repeat any courses in which you earned a D or F grade, in an effort to improve your GPA.  For more information on the repeat policy, please click here.

Impact on Financial Aid

All students receiving financial aid from federal, state, or institutional sources must make satisfactory progress towards graduation.  Please visit the Financial Aid website to learn more about satisfactory Academic Progress.

Priority Academic Probation Advisement

Each fall and spring semester, The Office of Academic Services sets aside one week exclusively for students on Academic Probation, prior to registration for the next semester. During this week, you can meet with an advisor to discuss your academic success plan for the next semester.


Please call or visit the Office of Academic Services, Hill Hall 312, 973-353-5800.