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Provisional Studies

The Provisional Studies Program is a freshman year program which specifically addresses the needs of those students who do not meet regular admission requirements of the University. Students must have a minimum academic index of 450 and minimum ACT composite score of 18 for unconditional admission. [Academic Index = (high school GPA X 100) + (ACT Score X 10)]. Any student with an ACT composite score below 18 is also admitted provisionally, and will be placed in the Provisional Studies Program. 

Provisionally admitted students are assigned to academic advisors in the Office of Academic Advising and Retention. These advisors will monitor and direct their academic activities. Provisionally admitted students work with their advisor(s) to design a plan of remediation in developmental courses designed to increase competency in identified areas of need. 

Credits earned from developmental courses do not count toward program or general education requirements, and they do not count toward the minimum hours required for graduation. However, developmental courses do carry credit which is counted in the semester workload, and the grades earned for developmental courses are computed in the student's GPA.


Provisional Studies Program
222 Allie Young Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 783-2310 or (606) 783-2084
Fax: (606) 783-5018


To successfully exit the Provisional Studies Program and enroll in a degree program at the University, you must:

  • Complete any and all required developmental courses with a grade of “C” or higher within the first 30 credit hours
  • Complete FYS 101 with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Complete a required minimum 24 credit hours and maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Complete at least 12 hours of General Education requirements
  • Early Exit - A student may exit the Provisional Studies Program early by completing all required developmental courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester
  • Complete a Career Assessment with the Office of Career Services if deemed necessary by your advisor or if ever undecided about your major

To Be Successful Provisional Students Should...

  • Work with your advisor to develop an Academic Plan that includes specific measures to acquire and demonstrate proficiency in identified areas of need and, fulfill the requirements of the plan. 
  • Meet with your assigned academic advisor once before mid-term and once after mid-term of every semester you are in the Provisional Studies Program (PSP) or as deemed necessary by your advisor. 
  • Participate in study tables and log a minimum of 5 hours per week of documented study hours or tutoring hours in the Tutoring Learning Centers in Allie-Young Hall or Camden-Carroll Library. 
  • Attend all classes. Absences (or persistent tardiness) are not tolerated except in cases of documented illness or emergency. You further agree to work to the best of your ability to complete all required assessments in the PSP to provide the most accurate demonstration of your academic progress through the program.

Provisional students may not declare a major until all requirements have been met. Failure to satisfy the requirements of the Provisional Studies Program by the end of the freshman year may result in academic dismissal. All class schedule changes must be approved by your academic advisor. Your advisor will use the advisor hold on records to ensure no changes are made without advisor approval. 



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