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Rebound: "Bouncing Back" from Academic Difficulty

Academic improvement does not happen on its own; rather, it requires an active approach toward knowledge, assessment, and planning. Rebound has four steps designed to assist student in:

  • Understanding university policies regarding probation and suspension, repeat options, and grade point averages.
  • Identifying factors that compromised academic success.
  • Designing a detailed action plan for the following semester.
  • Utilizing campus and web resources that will address areas affecting academic success.

Step 1: Understand the Rules of Probation

Every Student should be aware of the University's Academic Requirements. Undergraduate Studies students on probation are required to view the Rebound PowerPoint presentation, read the information on Scholastic Probation, Suspension, and Reinstatement, and take the Rebound Test.

Step 2: Complete a Self Assessment and Action Plan

It is important for students on probation to identify factors that contributed to their academic difficulty at UK and begin to develop a personal action plan to address these factors for the upcoming semster. Read and complete the appropriate Self-Assessment and Action Plan below:

Step 3: Contact Academic Advisor

All students on probation are required to work with their academic advisor to select and modify courses taken in the upcoming semester. Students can contact their advisor by email, telephone, or schedule an appointment on myUK. To take advantage of open add/drop windows, students should contact their advisor immediately.

Make sure to talk to your advisor about:

  • Enrolling in EPE 174
  • Retaking a course or two to raise your GPA
  • Reducing your credit load to improve your GPA
  • Taking courses that are more interesting, or that would count toward a new major

Step 4: Attend Mandatory Advisor Meetings

Students on probation are required to meet with their advisor regularly. Find your academic status and click on the appropriate link below for more information on when to schedule an appointment with your advisor, and what you are required to complete and/ or bring for your first advisor meeting

If you have questions about your academic status, contact Undergraduate Studies at 859-257-3383.



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