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Probation - FAQ

Academic Probation
Frequently Asked Questions

I got a letter stating I am on academic probation. What does this mean?

The academic performance of each matriculating student at FIT is reviewed at the end of the fall and spring semesters by the College to ensure that students are successfully progressing through their major program of study. Students must earn a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or above, at the end of each academic semester to remain in good academic standing. Those with a semester GPA below 2.0 are placed on academic probation.

I don't believe I should be on probation. What can I do?

After you receive the notification from the Office of the Registrar about your standing, you can appeal the decision to the College's Committee on Academic Standing. The Academic Standing Appeal Procedure is a formal request by a student seeking to appeal for an exception to the College's academic standing regulations.

How can I get the forms to appeal my probation status?

You received a link in the letter you received from the Office of the Registrar informing you about the Academic Standing Appeal Procedure guidelines. This information can be found at

How do I get off academic probation?

In order to get off probation and be restored to good academic standing, students must obtain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above at the end of the probationary semester and either attend a "Choices for Success" workshop, or individually see a counselor in the Counseling Center.

What is Choices for Success?

"Choices for Success" is a program created to empower students with effective skills and strategies for making wise choices in both their personal and academic lives. Choices for Success workshops consist of a series of 8 topics covered over 4 consecutive weeks. It is designed to support students on academic probation, freshmen, and all students motivated to improve their overall academic performance. More specific information can be found at

Is Choices for Success mandatory? What happens if I don't go?

The College requires that all students on academic probation attend the workshop series or meet with a counselor to discuss their plan for improving their academic performance. You will receive a follow up communication from the Dean of Students. Students are at risk for academic dismissal the following semester for not complying with the College's academic standing guidelines.

How do I sign up for a "Choices for Success" workshop?

Call the Counseling Center at 212.217.4260, or walk in to Room A212B; choose a workshop section that fits your schedule and sign up. You will be informed of the workshop dates and room number of the workshop series of your choice.