Educational Planning - Nassau

The Center For Educational and
Retention Counseling Presents
Academic Warning
B Status Standing Workshop
What is Academic Warning? How did I get
here? How do I get off Academic Warning?
A = Good standing, may take up to 17 credits or equivalent.
B = Academic Warning, limited to 14 credits because of low GPA.
D = Academic Probation due to low GPA, limited to 11.5 credits. Refer
students to Center for Educational and Retention Counseling.
J = Academic Dismissal. May not attend Nassau C.C. without being
Readmitted. Refer students Dean of Students.
K = Academic Dismissal / Remedial: Student did not pass a remedial class
after third attempt or student failed all three BEP courses after first
Minimum Grade Point Average Required to Maintain Good Academic
A – 1.7 with 1-14 credits attempted.
A – 1.8 with 15-29 credits attempted.
A – 1.9 with 30-47 credits attempted.
A – 2.0 with 48 or more credits attempted.
Academic Warning, Academic
Probation and Credit Limits
 A student whose cumulative average falls below these minima for the first
time will remain in good academic standing (B status) but shall be limited to
14 credits (or equivalent where preparatory courses are concerned) for the
next semester.
 If, at the end of the next semester, the student’s cumulative average still falls
below these minima, then the student concerned shall be placed on
academic probation (D status) and shall be restricted to part-time (fewer than
12 credits) attendance.
Early Warning System
• NCC developed an Early Warning System where faculty
inform students of their status in the class. Usually a
message is sent if the student is doing poorly or needs
improvement in order to successfully complete the class.
• If your professor(s) sent you an early warning message, you
will receive the following message on your NCC email:
“You have received an early alert warning for one or more of
your courses. Please login to MyNCC, click on the Student
tab, and click on View Early Alert Warning Messages to view
your early warning messages. Thank You, MyNCC Support”
How did I get on Academic Warning?
Not enough time to study
I don’t know how to study.
I work more than 20 hours a
week .
I don’t know what I want to
major in.
I had an incomplete grade
that turned to “F”.
I left school without
withdrawing from my
courses so I received a UW
I have difficulty balancing
work, study and home life
New Grading Policies
1. UW-Unofficial Withdrawal
This grade, for credit classes, carries the same academic value
as a failing grade and will be given to a student that attended class,
but for whatever reason stopped attending during the semester.
Students must withdraw from the class by the published deadline.
2. UU-Unofficial Withdrawal
This grade, for non-credit class (remedial), does not affect the
student’s grade point average but does count toward the number of
attempts in the remedial program.
3. NA-Never Attended
This grade is issued for a credit class and does not affect the
student’s grade point average, however students will be liable for
tuition and fees for the class if not dropped prior to the start of the
semester and financial aid will be affected because of nonattendance.
What Are My Options?
 Meet with a counselor from Center for Educational and
Retention Counseling (CERC)
 Attend a Study Skills Workshop offered by CERC
 Speak with your professors
 Get a tutor for difficult courses
 Go to the Learning Lab associated with your courses
 Withdraw from a difficult course or one that you have
not been attending.
 Examine how you manage your time
 Attend college part-time
 Take a class in any of the summer school sessions
Calculating Your GPA
 To calculate the cumulative GPA , you take your semester GPA
hours and add them to the GPA hours listed in the Transcript Totals
area. Do the same for the quality points. Divide Total Quality GPA
points by GPA hours . (W’s are not calculated in the GPA).
 Quality points:
A---4 points
B+---3.5 points
B---3 points
C+---2.5 points
C---2 points
D+---1.5 points
D---1 points
There are several questions you need to answer:
What do I have an interest in?
What subjects do I enjoy?
What am I good at? What are my strengths?
What are some of the careers I thought about?
Our Career Counseling Center has Focus 2 an online
career exploration program that can assist you in
answering the questions above. They also offer the Self
Directed Search inventory which is another assessment
There are several websites that will help you
research the field of careers:
 The Occupational Outlook Handbook,
 The Career Zone,
All offer information on different careers and what
each is about. It is important to understand what
any career looks like on a day to day basis, as well
the level of education or training required for the
• It is always important to talk to other people about some of
your ideas about careers.
• Utilizing your family and friends who are in the careers you
are interested in is called networking.
• You may have connections to someone who is doing what you
want to do, or they know someone who is doing what you
want to do.
Your Associates Degree
• You need 66-68 credits for your Associates Degree.
• You should be aware of all the semesters that courses are
offered. We have Fall (15 weeks), Winter( one course, three
weeks, 5 days a week) Spring (15 weeks), Summer Session I
and II( Each session is 4 weeks and 4 days a week, M-Th).
Summer Session III(one class, three weeks, M-F)
Areas of Study
 Nassau Community College has many areas of study for you to consider.
 The College Catalog is online at Click on Programs and Courses.
This will lead you to all of our areas of study and the courses required for each.
 As you consider different areas of study it is important to look at the course
work required. If you log in to your Banner account and use the Degree
Evaluation, you can look at your current major. Also if you want to look at
another major, click on the “what if analysis” to view another program and the
courses required for that program. It’s a great feature!
 Does the coursework required reflect my areas of interest and my academic
strengths? Ex) Am I good at Math? Science? English?
 It is also important to access the type of skills I will develop in this area of
study, can I be creative? Work with my hands? Solve problems? Learn about
human behavior?
 Finding the right fit is important. The right fit is a combination of the interest ,
strengths, and skills that all fall into one area of study or major.
 It’s ok not to know when you start college. You have the ability to explore
different subjects each semester. It’s a great way to get a taste of different
programs and find one that you are interested in.
How many credits do I take?
• This is probably one of the most important questions you need to answer.
• The choice of how many credits you take in any semester can certainly
influence your academic success or failure.
• A full time load is considered 12 -17 credits.
• Anything less than 12 credits is considered part-time.
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Job Hours
• Your professors are great resources for careers in
the fields they teach.
• The Career Development Office in Nassau Hall
can help you investigate careers by taking a
career inventory.
• The Center for Educational and Retention
Counseling (572-7141)in Nassau Hall rm. 19 can
assist you in developing an educational plan.
CERC Study Skills Workshop Series can also help
you achieve academic success.
Tells us what you learned!
• Please fill out the survey through the link that
is provided below. We hope you will use some
of the tools in this presentation to improve
your academic performance. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact the
Center For Educational and Retention
Counseling office at 516 572-7141.
• B Workshop Survey
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