Academic and Scholarship Probation Procedures

College Academic Probation Programs

When placed on academic probation, each college has a program designed to help you be successful while working towards good academic standing. Looking to explore majors while on academic probation? Meet with an exploration coach.

Some students may also be placed on scholarship academic probation. Click here to jump to the procedures for Scholarship Academic Probation.


Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Freshmen who have been identified will be sent an email from the Bumper's Student Services Office with specific information.

Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors on academic or scholarship probation are required to schedule an appointment with a member of the Bumpers College Student Services Team. 

Contact the Student Services Office-Waldrip Student Center: AGRI 205 or aflsdean@uark.edu or 479-575-2252.


Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
Students should contact their academic counselor via email - no phone calls please. Academic counselor information:
  • For first year students: Theresa Parrish, theresap@uark.edu 
  • Second-year through fifth-year students in all programs: Sheri Lynn Brown, stuck@uark.edu 

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Students placed on academic probation will be assigned an Instructor Coach who they will meet with four times the following semester to create a success plan to reattain academic good standing. The coaches will support students through outreach, advocacy, and promotion of college resources, with the overall goal of improving academic success and sense of belonging.

If you do not receive an email from an Instructor Coach before the third day of class or you recently switched majors into ARSC, please complete the Student Assistance Request Form.

Sam M. Walton College of Business
If a student is placed on probation they will get an email from a member of the Walton College Advising Team.
The student will be required to attend a meeting to discuss resources and academic planning at the beginning of the semester and will receive follow-up emails throughout the semester. For any questions, please contact wcobwss@uark.edu. To schedule your appointment please call 479-575-4622, stop by WCOB 328, or follow instructions in your email.

College of Education and Health Professions
First year students who are placed on probation will receive an email from the Boyer Center for Student Services and be invited to participate in a required academic program with our Occupational Therapy partners. This 5-week program provides students an opportunity to attend workshops, be assigned an OT coach, and create an academic success plan with their academic advisor. 

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors on academic probation are required to attend a meeting with their academic advisor. For any questions, please contact Elizabeth McKinley or Katie Winkler at bcss@uark.edu.


College of Engineering
Students who are in the First-Year Engineering Program will receive an email to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor. Students who are in their specific engineering major will receive an email to schedule an appointment with Adrienne Gaines.

All students will also meet with the Engineering Academic Coach in their Student Success Network.

Data Science Degree:

Students who are in the Data Science Program will receive an email to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor.

Scholarship Probation Procedures

Some freshman will be placed both on academic probation and scholarship probation. In order to have any University of Arkansas Scholarships renewed for Spring 2023 these students must visit with an academic advisor (or designated academic coach) and have their "Scholarship Award – Academic Coaching Required" flag cleared in UASuccess.

For Advisors and Coaches: "Scholarship Award – Academic Coaching Required" Flag Procedures

Some students on academic probation may also have a scholarship. The Academic Scholarship Office has a provision that allows students placed on academic probation after their first semester to create an academic success plan with their advisor. This allows students on probation to return to scholarship eligibility before losing their scholarship. Students who have a "Scholarship Award – Academic Coaching Required" flag will not have their scholarship money disbursed until the flag is cleared.

After meeting with a student and discussing their spring academic plans, you can then clear the Scholarship Award flag. Flags can be cleared from either the Tracking tab in the Student Profile or the Tracking tab of the students section. Hover over the flag icon and the appropriate actions will appear. The Faculty and Staff Raising Tracking Items video has more details about working with flags in UASuccess.

Sample Email to Student from Scholarship Office

The Academic Scholarship Office has received your final grade report for the fall 2022 semester. Based on your cumulative Grade Point Average, we anticipate that the Registrar’s Office will be placing you on Academic Probation. You are receiving the following scholarship(s):

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP(S) HERE

One of the policies regarding your scholarship(s) requires recipients to maintain good academic standing. Your status of Academic Probation requires that you meet with your academic advisor and develop an academic success plan to meet the minimum standards for your scholarship by the end of your first year. Please be advised that you must complete an academic success plan with your academic advisor before the award will be added back to your account for the spring 2023 semester.

List of scholarship criteria for different scholarships. This will be customized depending on the scholarship(s) the student has.

Students must complete 24 or more hours per academic year (fall, spring, and summer) and maintain a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA to renew the Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship. If you would like to read the full renewal criteria, please visit https://scholarships.uark.edu/nrta/nrta-renewal.php.

Most of the renewable scholarships offered by the Academic Scholarship Office require students to be enrolled full-time, complete 30 hours per academic year (students in their first year only need to complete 27 hours) and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. If you would like to read the full renewal criteria, please visit https://scholarships.uark.edu/guide-to-academic-freshman-scholarships/renewability-information.php.

Most of the renewable transfer scholarships offered by the Academic Scholarship Office require students to be enrolled full-time, complete 24 hours per academic year, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. If you would like to read the full renewal criteria, please visit https://scholarships.uark.edu/transfer-scholarships/renewability-information.php.

The Walmart Endowed Scholarship requires students to be enrolled full-time and meet the university requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If you would like to read the full SAP policy, please visit https://finaid.uark.edu/financial_aid_information/satisfactory-academic-progress.php.