Academic Advising/Support; Academic Standing

Academic Advising and Support

Kettering University provides a number of academic support services for students. All of the services listed below are free to all students.

Advising and Coaching

Advising is a collaborative teaching and learning process that by intention and design facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual, personal, and professional development. Advising at Kettering is delivered by professional advisors within the Academic Success Center (ASC) and faculty advisors within the individual degree departments.

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor (at least once per academic term) to discuss short- and long-term goals, determine progress toward degree completion, and address any questions and concerns.

Each academic department has its own system for facilitating advising processes. Advising within the Academic Success Center is scheduled through the ASC website.

Coaching is provided by the ASC advisors to help students become more effective and successful. Coaches work on such areas as time management, study strategies, test-taking, note-taking, organization, and others. Coaching appointments with an advisor can be requested through the ASC website.

Academic Support

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a wide range of academic support to Kettering University students. Peer tutors assist students with subject knowledge in undergraduate math and science courses. Writing consultants help students with writing assignments and thesis work. Historically-difficult courses are supported through the SI (Supplemental Instruction) Program. SI provides students with structured, peer-led, collaborative group-study environments in which students are able to engage actively in the review and study of material. SI sessions are offered twice a week and are open to all students in the designated courses. Information about the SI courses and peer leaders can be found on the ASC website.

Testing Accommodations

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides an alternative testing environment for students who are approved by faculty to take make-up tests or who receive testing accommodations. Testing accommodations allow students to get extended test time, individual testing space, and/or readers/scribes. The individual testing accommodations provided by ASC are approved and strictly dictated by the Wellness Center.

Academic Standing

Kettering University has four levels of academic standing: good standing, academic warning, academic probation, and academic review. The four levels are discussed in detail below.

Good Standing

To be in good academic standing, a student must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Term GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) [credits completed vs. attempted] ≥ 75%
  • Most recent co-op grade = S (Satisfactory)

Academic Warning

Students are placed on warning when they fail to meet any of the criteria for good standing.  Students can be held on academic warning for one extra term instead of proceeding to probation if the previous term’s GPA is ≥ 2.0 or the academic progress toward degree completion is ≥ 75%.

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation if they have failed to return to good standing from warning.  Students can be held on academic probation for one extra term instead of proceeding to academic review if the previous term’s GPA is ≥ 2.0 or the academic progress toward degree completion is ≥ 75%. Students on academic probation are required to develop and implement strategies for academic success with the assistance of a success coach. Appointments for success coaching can be scheduled through the ASC website.  NOTE: Students on probation cannot register for consecutive academic terms.

Academic Review

Readmission following Academic Review 

Following a withdrawal or dismissal, students may apply for readmission to Kettering University.  There are two paths to readmission: the evidence-based readmission is available to all students; the recommendation-based readmission is available only to students at a junior or senior academic level. You may be subject to the catalog requirements effective the term you return; the Academic Review Committee will make that determination. You may apply for readmission only once.

EVIDENCE-BASED READMISSION [available to all students]

You must provide a college transcript demonstrating academic success at another educational institution.

The evidence-based path allows you to be readmitted to the term starting no less than nine (9) consecutive months after the date of dismissal. In order to be considered for evidence-based readmission, you must do the following:

  • Attend another institute of higher education for at least one term as a full-time student, completing at least four courses or 12 credits, earning a minimum of a B average. The courses must be selected from one or more of the following areas – math, science, technology, engineering, management, and/or liberal studies – and must be related to, and at a level commensurate with, your Kettering degree program. The courses do not need to be transferable to Kettering, but they should not be redundant with the courses already successfully completed with grades higher than a C-. You must meet with an ASC advisor to review the selected courses before registering for them at another institution.
  • Submit a letter requesting readmission. The letter should include an explanation of the changes in your life that have had a significant positive effect on your potential for success at Kettering University. Include any applicable supporting documents.
  • Submit official transcripts and/or grade reports of classes you have taken.

RECOMMENDATION-BASED READMISSION [available to juniors/seniors only]

You must provide a letter of recommendation from the head of your academic department.

The recommendation-based path allows a junior or senior to be readmitted to the term starting no less than six (6) consecutive months after the date of dismissal. The recommendation-based readmission comes with specific conditions, which must be met within the first term in order for you to remain admitted. A mandatory condition is completing at least 12 credits with a 3.0 GPA and no individual course grade below a C. Additional conditions may be imposed by your degree department and/or the Academic Review Committee. If the conditions are not met, you will be permanently dismissed from the university. In order to be considered for recommendation-based readmission, you must do the following:

  • Submit a letter requesting readmission to the department head of your academic department as well as to the Academic Review Committee. Dual-degree students have to submit the request to heads of both academic departments as well as to the Academic Review Committee. The letter should include an explanation of changes in your life that have had a significant positive effect on your potential for success at Kettering University. Include any applicable supporting documents.
  • Request that the department head(s) submit a letter of recommendation outlining any additional conditions to the Academic Review Committee.

All documents for readmission must be submitted to academicsuccess@kettering.edu by 8 a.m. on Monday of 6th week in the term prior to readmission. All questions should be directed to the Academic Success Center at (800) 955-4464 x 9775.