Academic Advising/Support; Academic Standing
Academic Advising and Support
Kettering University provides a number of academic support services to the 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 at being students. 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.
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 activelyin 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.
The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides 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.
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.
To be in good academic standing, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
- Term GPA ≥ 2.0
- Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0
- SAP (progress toward degree completion [credits completed vs. attempted]) ≥ 75%
- Most recent co-op grade = S (Satisfactory)
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 last term’s GPA is ≥ 2.0 or the academic progress toward degree completion is ≥ 75%.
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 last 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 Academic Success Center's website. NOTE: Students on probation cannot register for consecutive academic terms.
Students are presented for academic review if at the end of the probation term(s) they have not returned to good standing. Academic review, which may result in dismissal from the university, is conducted by the Academic Review Committee (ARC), a subcommittee of Kettering University’s Faculty Senate. Students referred for academic review have two options:
- Withdrawing from the university - students who choose to withdraw must submit a completed Undergraduate Withdrawal from University Form to the Academic Success Center no later than the end of week five of the term.
- Appealing to the Academic Review Committee - students who choose to appeal to the Academic Review Committee must submit an appeal letter along with any relevant supporting documents to the Academic Success Center no later than the end of week five of the term. Guidelines for submitting an appeal can be found on the Academic Success Center website (probation). NOTE: The decision of that committee is final, and no further appeal process is available.
Readmission following Academic Review
Following a withdrawal or dismissal, students may return to Kettering on a probation status. To apply for readmission, students must complete an Application for Readmission. If granted readmission, students are required to meet with an advisor to develop an academic improvement plan. Failure to satisfy all requirements of the academic improvement plan may result in a permanent dismissal. Students cannot register for consecutive academic terms immediately following the readmission. The decision about allowing the student to continue is made based on the student's performance in the first readmit term. If students lose good academic standing after readmission, they will proceed directly to the academic review process. Students are allowed only one readmission following an academic review.
Students requesting readmission resulting from an Academic Review can do so after three consecutive terms (nine months). Readmission requests after a withdrawal are reviewed and decided by the Academic Success Center. Readmission requests after a dismissal are reviewed and decided by the Academic Review Committee. All requests for readmission must be submitted in writing to the Academic Success Center no later than the end of fifth week of the term prior to the term of readmission.
Students can apply for readmission only if all of the following conditions are met:
- During the withdrawal period the student attended another institution of higher education as a full-time, non-degree seeking student, completing a minimum of twelve credit hours per term/semester.
- The student earned a 3.0 term/semester GPA from the college of attendance.
- Courses taken were representative of courses taken within the student’s chosen degree program at Kettering University.
In addition to readmission process listed above, junior and senior students have the option to apply for provisional readmission after only two terms (six months). Provisional readmission is granted only with the approval of the student's academic department. To request provisional readmission, students must first meet with an advisor in the Academic Success Center and then with the academic department. In order for students to be fully readmitted at the end of the provisional term, students must achieve a term GPA ≥ 3.0 during the provisional term with no individual course grade below a C. Any withdrawals and incompletes during the provisional term must be pre-approved by the Academic Success Center.