I have a COS Academic Probation Hold on my Account. What do I do?

COS Students who are on academic probation will be placed in a COS on-line workshop each term on academic probation and will be sent an email through their Knights email detailing instructions along with a deadline to complete the Webcourse assignments.  Failure to complete the Webcourse assignments by the given deadline will result in a COS hold on the student’s account, which will prevent enrollment.  This hold will not drop students from already-enrolled courses, though will prevent adding or changing current enrollment.  Students can confirm whether they are on academic probation by checking their Student Self Services account through My.UCF.edu.  Select either MyKnight Audit or Grades under the Other Academics drop down box.  The Grades option will show UCF “Cumulative” GPA, and then go to the grades term that was last completing (not current term) and academic standing will be posted in that screen if the student is either Removed from Probation or not in good standing.  The MyKnight Audit will have the current academic standing listed at the top if removed from probation or on academic probation.  Finally, the University Registrar’s Office will send students a notice who are not in good academic standing.

Students who ultimately miss the given deadline by COS will receive the COS academic probation hold and will have an extended deadline.  However, COS holds will not be lifted once classes begin in the next term, and the student will have to sit out that term, and request to be placed in the most current Webcourse to have the COS hold lifted.

A change in major that changes a student’s College (e.g. any major outside of COS) may result in the new College placing a probation hold.

About Academic Probation

Students in the College of Sciences are informed that they have been placed on academic probation and placed in the COS Webcourse through an email to their registered KnightsMail address. Students are provided with a deadline by which the Webcourse assignments must be completed, and students will receive a COS probation hold once the deadline is missed.  By the appearance of the hold on their Student Self Service page in MyUCF, this is also considered official notification. This hold prevents registration in future coursework until the student satisfies the On-line Workshop requirements at which point in time the hold is lifted.  The COS hold will not drop students from currently enrolled courses. Because students are provided with multiple emails as reminders to complete the Webcourse assignments throughout the term, once classes begin in the next term, the COS hold will not be lifted until after the add and drop week has passed.

Students are required to complete the COS Webcourse each semester Placed on Academic Probation. Failure to complete the Webcourse requirements can lead to students being unable to register for the following semester.


Why is the Academic Sciences Plan Required?

The Academic Sciences Plan is designed to get students in touch with their major advisor to discuss their coursework for the current semester, plan out what courses are still required to reach graduation, and to develop a plan for the following semester that will allow a student to work towards graduation while improving their GPA requirements.

Download the Academic Science Plan

To complete the plan, students should first contact their departmental advising office (using the contact information listed to the right) for instructions on how to meet with your major/ department advisor. Students should bring a printed copy of the Plan to their advising meeting and work out a suitable schedule for the subsequent term. Have your department advisor sign off on the Plan.

Remember: The Academic Sciences Plan requires both your signature and that of your departmental advisor. Plans that are missing the advisor’s signature will not be accepted.

COS Departments/Faculty Advising Offices:
  • Anthropology – 407-823-2227 or HPH309
  • Biology – 407-823-2141 or BL301
  • Chemistry/Forensic Science – 407-823-2246 or PS255
  • Nicholson School of Communication & Media – 407-823-2681 or NSC143
  • Mathematics – 407-823-6284 or MAP207
  • Physics – 407-823-2325 or PS430
  • School of Politics, Security & Int. Affairs – 407-823-2608 or HPH302
  • Psychology – 407-823-2219 or PSY250
  • Sociology/Social Sciences – 407-823-3744 or HPH403
  • Statistics & Data Science – 407-823-2289 CC2-212

PLACED ON PROBATION STATUS

In addition to completing the Webcourse assignments, all students who are “Continued on Academic Probation” are required to complete a Student Success Workshop. These Student Success Workshops are designed as an opportunity for students to learn about academic and tutoring resources, how to locate important policies and deadlines, and to give students a chance to ask questions. If you are an on-line student or attending courses at another UCF campus, please notify your COS On-Line Workshop instructor through Webcourses that you need the on-line Student Success Workshop option.

We strongly recommend that students complete the COS On-Line Workshop through Webcourses before the Withdrawal Deadline in order to learn how to avoid Academic Dismissal (such as withdrawing from courses that may lead to academic dismissal).


COS Academic Probation Holds

Students are notified about their enrollment in the COS On-Line Workshop Webcourse on multiple occasions through their Knights email address. COS holds are placed on the student’s account only after the deadline passes and the COS On-Line Workshop Webcourse assignments are not completed. Students are given an extended deadline once the COS hold is placed, which is the last day of the current term.  Multiple email notifications continue after the initial deadline to remind students to complete the assignments as the Webcourse will no longer be available once the term ends.  Students are also notified that COS probation holds will not be lifted once the next term begins until after the Add/Drop period is over. This will prevent students from enrolling in the following term.