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Academic Recovery Program Guidelines

Requirements for Students on Academic Probation - Fall 2020

Make sure to complete your scheduled online Academic Recovery Orientation workshop. Failure to complete will adversely affect your participation in the Academic Recovery Program and/or MSU 099 – Learning for Success. The Online Academic Recovery Orientation Workshop will be accessible via Blackboard on Aug. 17-Aug. 28, 2020.

Students who have received an academic warning are strongly encouraged to participate in the Academic Recovery Program. Students already on academic probation are required to participate in the following:

  • Be enrolled in *MSU 099 – Learning for Success IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST SEMESTER ON PROBATION.  
  • Students who are on continued probation or who have successfully completed MSU 099 previously should not be in the course but must participate in the Academic Recovery Program as required by the probation guidelines for scholastic standing.  
  • Students should only receive credit for this course once during participation in the Academic Recovery Program.

The following requirements are the components of the MSU 099 course and/or the Academic Recovery Program:

  1. Enroll in MSU 099-Learning for Success (a one credit hour success course). This course should be completed only once while participating in the Academic Recovery Program. Online/regional campus students should email the Office of Academic Advising and Retention at to request to be registered for the online version of the course. Otherwise, students can self-register for this course – MSU 099-001.
  2. Complete the online Academic Recovery Workshop offered in August 2020. Students must complete the required online workshop and quiz by no later than Aug. 28, 2020.
  3. Meet at least THREE times per semester with your assigned Peer Coach. Your first meeting with a Peer Coach should be scheduled after completion of the online workshop. Students should follow the steps outlined in Blackboard after completing the Workshop and quiz to schedule the first peer coaching appointment. Peer coaching appointments can be completed face-to-face or via telephone/Skype for online/regional campus learners. Campus-based students should meet face-to-face with peer coaches, unless prior approved for phone or video conference (WebEx).
    1. First Peer Coach Appointment – Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2020
    2. Second Peer Coach Appointment – Sept.  28-Oct. 16, 2020
    3. Third Peer Coach Appointment – Nov. 9-Nov. 20, 2020
  4. Complete an Action Plan (to be completed and signed by the student and reviewed by the academic advisor and peer coach). Students must have the Action Plan completed and submitted by no later than Oct. 16, 2020.
  5. Complete the Mid Semester Success Module (Blackboard Module) Sept.  21-Oct. 7, 2020.
  6. Weekly documented study hours and/or *tutoring sessions are strongly encouraged. *10 EXTRA CREDIT points will be awarded for each tutoring appointment completed up to a maximum of 50 points.
  7. Progress reports may be required depending upon ARP staff/advisor/faculty recommendations.

Students are strongly encouraged to develop a structured study schedule. Below are the hours of operation for the various study/tutoring locations across campus. 

  • Tutoring and Learning Center in Allie Young Hall 220; Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tutoring and Learning Center in the Library (TLC follows designated Library hours*):  Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-11 p.m. *Based on tutor availability and scheduling.
  • Math Tutoring Lab in Lappin Hall 108; Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Contact the Office of Academic Advising and Retention for additional information regarding tutoring options as Blackboard forums are available.

For additional information or questions contact the Office of Academic Advising and Retention, 321 Allie Young Hall,  Phone: 606-783-2084, Email: