Academic Warning

Academic Warning is ONLY FOR FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS (meaning, no college courses taken or completed) with a first-semester Grade Point Average (GPA) below 2.0, which is considered Good Academic Standing at Farmingdale State College. These students are permitted to continue their study at Farmingdale, but are required to meet with an Academic Advisor or Faculty Advisor (depending on your major) to set-up an action plan for success.

The Action Plan is an individualized success plan that will help students succeed in their next semester at Farmingdale State College. It may include tutoring, academic workshops, developing new skills, etc.

To be successful within this warning, students must achieve a minimum of 2.0 GPA by the end of the semester they are on, and satisfactorily complete all required courses. Failure to meet these conditions by the end of the semester will result in Academic Probation (see below).

Academic Probation

Students who fail to obtain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 in any particular semester will automatically be placed on academic probation (with exception to first-time, full-time first-year students – see above). This is a formal warning that their good academic standing is in jeopardy.

The purpose of academic probation is to alert the student and the institution to problems associated with the student’s academic performance and to recommend or implement strategies for improvement. Students are permitted to continue their students at Farmingdale, but are expected to meet with Academic Advisors or Faculty Advisors to seek tutoring and further assistance.

Early Warning

Students receive this warning early in the semester when their academic performance, in any given course, is less than a “C.” The early warning allows the student sufficient time to meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a course of action aimed at improving their grade(s). There, students will learn about the variety of support systems that are available to assist them as they move towards completion of their academic goals.