Episode 44- End of term, now what?
Dec 07, 2020
This is a revisit of Episode 16 a bit because end of term business doesn’t change a lot. Even with COVID.
Let’s talk grades, what do they mean, how to access your GPA status and 3 things to do now.
- Final grades
- When do grades become ‘official’?
- Where do they find their grades?
- What do those final grades mean?
- Good Standing
- What does that mean?
- Deans list
- What does probation mean?
- In most cases, COVID-19 meant no drops/dismissals. They need to determine if that continues or not for fall 2020
- What does this mean?
- Future registration impact
- Housing impact
- Student loan repayment may begin before they are enrolled again.
- Future episode
So now what? Three things
- However your student with a low GPA more than one failed needs to really assess what happened.
- Was it really the switch to remote?
- What is their plan if remote learning remains the option for spring?
- What is their plan if there is a combo for spring? Some online lectures with in person labs/recitations?
- What pitfalls do they need to work to overcome?
- Meet/consult with advisor on next steps
- Probation means they are no longer accepted into that new major for spring.
- Do they need to adjust the spring schedule now?
- Typically where space didn’t exist, some does now.
- Students will drop a future course because they anticipate needing to retake something.
- They may drop because of their own desire to retake a course.
- They may drop a course because they’ve realized they are in the wrong major.
- Still no space, figure out if there is a waitlist and get on.
- Ask if there are alternatives to the class that is full.
- Summer a good ‘catch up’ option?
- Is what they need offered?
- Is the instructional type something your student can handle?
- Classes near home or at ‘their home’ university
- Cost compare, transfer compare, degree requirements
- Do they need to take a break to take care of physical or emotional health?
- It is not the end of the world. Is a semester or two away a better choice than $4-10K wasted due to your student not physically or emotionally able to achieve their educational goals.
- Financial aid an issue? Seek a hardship deferral. This year more than ever will be easier to explain time away #COVID-19.
Consider signing up for my Academic Recovery mini course coming soon.
- It will walk you through evaluating how they ended up here
- how your student may appeal for consideration to reset the GPA
- next steps towards success
- Go sign up for waitlist now.