Advising Center

Academic Probation

According to the Purchase College 2013-15 Course Catalog:

A general meetingNormally, students are placed on probation following a semester during which the student's progress has been found to be problematic. Probationary status is not a punitive action. It is intended to indicate problems that require correction and, if not corrected, may result in the loss of Title IV Aid and academic dismissal. However, probation is not necessarily a prerequisite for dismissal. If placed on probation, students are encouraged to give particular attention to their educational and professional development. ... A student may or may not be given a warning, an informal action, before being placed on probation. (General Information: Academic Policies, Probation, p. 281)

If you are placed on academic probation, there are several strategies in which to actively work toward satisfactory academic progress:

  1. Talk to your instructors. See if there is any way to make up work that you've missed or how to better study for exams and quizzes.
  2. Fill out a Self-Assessment Survey. This will help the Advising Center pinpoint the right services for you, anywhere from tutoring to counseling. You can complete this online at
  3. Go to the Learning Center. The Learning Center is an excellent resource for students on probation because they put on workshops emphasizing study skills and time management. The Learning Center also has experienced and knowledgable tutors in writing, mathematics, biology, and many other subjects. The office is located in the Student Services Building on the second floor.
  4. Work with your faculty advisor. Find strategies that work for you to be academically successful. If you do not feel comfortable speaking to your faculty advisor or do not know who your faculty advisor is, you can stop by the Advising Center.
  5. Document your progress. Keep e-mails and notes that show you have been diligently working to raise your grade point average.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to e-mail or call:

Peter Polinski
Student Services 224


Contact Information

225 Student Services Building

Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Winter Break Hours:
Dec 22nd - Jan 20th
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Office Closed:
Dec. 24th - 26th
Dec. 31st - Close at 1pm
Jan. 1st - 2nd

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 4:00pm

(ph) 914-251-3990
(fax) 914-251-3994