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Academic Recovery Program

Academic Recovery Program

The Removing Obstacles for Student Success (ROS) Program provides individualized and collaborative academic support to our students that are experiencing academic difficulties and are in probationary academic standing (cumulative GPA is below a 2.0). The goal of this program is to retain and return these students to good academic standing while building and demonstrating academic skills and behaviors. Please see below for more information.

Who is eligible to join ROS?

The Removing Obstacles for Student Success (ROS) Program is only available for students currently on Academic Probation whose cumulative GPA has fallen below the minimum requirement of a 2.0.

Benefits of joining the ROS program!

Students will be paired with a Success Coach at the beginning of the semester who will assist the student in learning to develop the skills they need in order to maintain academic success and graduate. The ROS Program will provide students with the opportunity to attend workshops and group sessions that are designed to support students in improving their academic skills and behaviors as well as their overall mental health. Students participating in the program must complete an academic contract that defines the specific details and requirements of joining ROS.

Students will:

  • Meet with the Associate Director of the Academic Resource Program multiple times throughout the semester to discuss academic progress and personal well-being.
  • Receive guidance and support from an assigned Success Coach. Students will connect with their Success Coach on a mandatory bi-weekly basis.
  • Participate in academic tutoring or small group sessions to deepen their understanding of class subjects.
  • Attend study hall, which is offered within the Center for Learning and Leadership (CLL) weekly.
  • Participate in study skills and developmental workshops in order to strengthen their academic and personal progress, college readiness behaviors and holistic wellness.
  • Work together with a Success Coach to identify academic strengths and weaknesses and to create strategies to make the best of their semester.
  • Complete a needs evaluation to provide an accurate assessment of their current academic situation.

*Once students are permitted into the program, they will attend an orientation to discuss further requirements and expectations. It is the student's responsibility to meet with their Success Coach, Academic Advisor and the Associate Director to discuss academic standing, learn what is needed to improve grades, and learn about the requirements of the ROS Program.

What is Success Coaching?

Academic Success Coach: provides individualized support to students in regularly scheduled, confidential, one-on-one meetings to enhance the following:

  • concerns about transitioning to college
  • self-management
  • test preparation
  • study skills
  • managing assignments
  • strategies to communicate with a professor
  • connecting with appropriate resources on campus
  • any additional challenges a student may face

Academic Success Coaches will not:

  • take care of your responsibilities for you
  • talk to professors on your behalf
  • serve as an area-specific tutor
  • track you down if you stop showing up to meetings
  • remind you about your personal obligations

How many courses can I register during probation?

It is recommended that students who are placed on academic probation only register for 4 courses during the academic semester.

How do I get off probationary status?

To be removed from probationary status, you need to raise your cumulative GPA to a level of at least 2.0 or higher. Failure to do so puts you in danger of suspension from the college. If you have been placed on academic probation, it’s important that you speak to the Associate Director of Academic Recovery, who can help you identify your academic problems and assist you in finding the support you need to work your way back in good academic standing.

What happens if I do not bring up my grades?

After one term on probation, students who do not reach good academic standing (receive a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher) will be reviewed for academic suspension. Students are subject to academic suspension or dismissal at any time for poor academic standing or for failure to demonstrate academic progress. Excessive course withdrawals and no credit (NC) grades regardless of the student’s quality-point index, are an example of the student’s failure to demonstrate academic progress.  In addition, students are subject to academic suspension or dismissal based on the recommendation of the faculty committee on Academic Integrity. Students who have been suspended will have the option to utilize SFC’s partnership with Kingsborough Community College’s New Start Program.

Contact Information

Julia Passarelli

Associate Director | Academic Resource & Recovery

[email protected]

Room 6108. Appointments can be made through Navigate.

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