Probationary Acceptance

Applications from individuals who do not meet the minimum admission requirements or are seeking readmission to the College as a classified student after one semester of suspension are eligible to be reviewed by the Admissions Appeal Committee. The Committee will review the status of prospective probationary students who appeal in writing by submitting two letters of recommendation and completing a short questionnaire before being reviewed by the Admissions Appeal Committee.

Presentation College Success Academy

Presentation College is committed to the academic success of all students. The College recognizes that not all students may have had the opportunity to adequately prepare for the demands of college-level study. Presentation College's Success Academy assists students who have a need for academic support to meet their educational and personal goals through academic advising, preparatory course work, tutoring, study groups, and supplemental instruction labs. All students accepted under probationary status will be enrolled into Presentation College's Success Academy and required to sign a contract agreeing to regular class attendance, assignment completion, study hours, advisor meetings, and instructor contact.

First-time freshmen entering on probation must enroll in and successfully complete GE011 Success Academy Lab. New transfer students entering on probation must enroll in and successfully complete GE021 Success Academy Lab II. These one-credit courses are designed to address issues which may have contributed to academic struggles in the past. Students will be expected to ask for help regularly from the course instructors and from tutors. The courses are designed to also fulfill certain components of the student's Success Academy contract including weekly advisor meetings and required study time.

The following list of suggested courses will be used to place Success Academy students where they are most likely to achieve success. Success Academy students will be enrolled in no more than 14 credits and will not be enrolled in online courses. Registration exceptions may be made based on the individual needs of students.

  • GE011 Success Academy Lab (1 credit)/GE021 Success Academy Lab II (1 credit) - dependent on student's entry status
    • Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory - not included in the grade point calculation
  • EN113 College Composition I (3 credits), if acceptable ACT or placement test scores
  • EN114 College Composition Ib (4 credits), if acceptable ACT or placement test scores
    • Taken first semester as these skills are needed for all classes
  • MA114 Customized Intermediate Algebra (4 credits), if acceptable ACT or placement test scores
  • MA153 College Algebra (3 credits), if acceptable ACT or placement test scores
  • MA243 Statistics (3 credits), if acceptable ACT or placement test scores
  • GE111 College Experience (1 credit)
  • Intercollegiate Athletics (1 credit)
    • Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory - not included in the grade point calculation
  • EXSC112 First Aid and Emergency Cardiac Care (2 credits)
  • EXSC250 Theory of Coaching Baseball (2 credits)
  • EXSC251 Theory of Coaching Basketball (2 credits)
  • EXSC252 Theory of Coaching Soccer (2 credits)
  • EXSC253 Theory of Coaching Volleyball (2 credits)
  • EXSC254 Theory of Coaching Football (2 credits)
  • AT111 Introduction to Athletic Training (1 credit)
  • BI115 and BL115 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology/Human Biology (3 credits lecture/1 credit lab)
    • (requires permission of Success Academy advisor)
  • BI162 Medical Terminology
    • (requires permission of Success Academy advisor)
  • BI213 and BL211 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (3 credits lecture/1 credit lab)
    • (requires permission of Success Academy advisor)
  • BU133 Principles of Business (3 credits)
  • CS1001 Introduction to Computer Management and/or CS2003 Computer Management Systems (3-4 credits)
  • CT233 Communication Skills I: Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • EXSC121 Introduction to Exercise Science (1 credit)
  • PS133 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • SO103 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Success Academy students will be advised by the Career and Learning Center staff, who will also monitor class attendance and study hours. Success Academy students not abiding by the terms of the contract will have a progress review. Continued violations will lead to contact with the Vice President for Academics and possible dismissal from Presentation College.

Success Academy students who achieve a minimum first semester Presentation College GPA of 2.00 may elect to continue using the services made available to them as Success Academy students, but are not required to sign a contract. Career and Learning Center staff will transition Success Academy students to new advisors based on program interests and instructor availability.