Academic Assistance

Academic Assistance Information

Many students experience some form of academic difficulty during their college career. Some may simply struggle through a class or two, or through a single semester. For others, academic difficulty may be more severe and/or long-lasting. A&S Advising is committed to helping you through any academic situation. You can view some resources below or call our office at (502) 852-5502 to set up an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your plans for success.

Achieve Success Program

The Achieve Success Program is a program for A&S students who are on academic warning and/or academic probation. At the beginning of the semester, students are added to a Blackboard shell for the program where they complete an academic self-assessment and academic success contract. Throughout the semester, students receive periodic emails from their academic advisor and the program coordinator with the purpose of providing information and support. Students who have taken part in Achieve Success find that the support, encouragement, and self-reflection of the program are helpful for them to reach their academic goals.

If you want to join this program or have questions, please contact us at

Students facing academic difficulty are influenced by various factors and knowledge of these factors is invaluable to the success of the student. It is important for students to gain as much information as possible about their individual academic situation and based on this information develop a plan to return to good academic standing. Students may complete these steps by doing the following:

  • meet with an academic advisor
  • assess the severity of their grade point average deficit,
  • know what courses should be taken (or repeated),
  • be aware of the grades needed to clear probationary status, and
  • develop a study schedule and routine that will provide both the structure and support needed to concentrate on improving their academic performance.

Policies on General Education Math Learning Disabilities can be found here.

Academic good standing for the College of Arts & Sciences is a 2.00 GPA.

The REACH center provides tutoring for courses, the Math Center, and exam reviews. Call 852-7516 or go to Strickler Hall 107 for more information.

Academic Status and Resources

Academic Status

Chart of Academic Good Standing


What is your Academic status?

  • Good standing is GPA greater than or equal to 2.0
  • Warning status is first time that your GPA falls below a 2.0 you need to meet with an advisor
  • Probation status is when you have a GPA of less than 2.0
  • 1st Suspension Cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 or semester GPA of less than 2.0 -
    • You may not take any classes at another University (including JCC) during a period of suspension.  They will not be accepted by UofL upon re-admission to UofL.
  • 2nd Suspension Cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 or semester GPA of less than 2.0
  • 2nd suspension you will be dismissed if you have a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 and semester GPA of less than 2.0
  • Find out more about determining your academic status here.



GPA Calculator

Academic Policies

  • You will find a complete copy of the College's academic status regulations in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Link: Undergraduate Catalog