How Do I Return to SUNY Broome if I Have Been Academically Dismissed Because of COVID-19?
If you are a continuing student who was unable to meet the standards for academic progress in spring 2020 as a result of COVID-19, please see below for important information. If your dismissal was not the result of COVID-19, please visit The Readmission after Academic Dismissal web page .
We understand that COVID-19 may have disrupted your life and prevented you from reaching your potential this spring. We applaud your efforts to return and reach your true potential in the fall. We want to provide you with the support you may need to be successful. Below we have answered some common questions and provided guidance on next steps and what you can expect.
What is Academic Standing?
SUNY Broome has academic standards of progress towards degree completion and graduation. In order to be in good academic standing, and to be making academic progress toward completing a degree or certificate, a student must meet a minimum cumulative grade point average and successfully accumulate credits according to the Standards for Academic Progress.
If you do not meet the academic standards you will be placed on probation; if you do not improve your academic standing you will be dismissed. Students who have been dismissed can appeal their academic dismissal. If approved, they may be eligible to enroll under an academic continuance plan. See the questions below for more information on completing an Academic Appeal for Continuance.
Once I complete the Appeal for Academic Continuance what can I expect?
Appeals will be reviewed and processed each month. Upon approval of your academic appeal, you will receive an email notifying you of this approval. You will then be invited to attend an Academic Continuance Orientation.
This orientation will provide you with the academic requirements of enrolling in an Academic Continuance Plan (see below for definition of Academic Continuance Plan). Additionally, the orientation outlines the Academic Continuance Success Plan in Starfish, which will help connect you with tools and resources that will enhance your ability to meet the Academic Continuance requirements.
What is an Academic Continuance Plan?
Until you meet the academic standards of the College, and regain good academic standing, an academic continuance plan will require you to maintain a 2.00 semester GPA and successfully complete at least 70% of all enrolled credits by earning a passing grade. Please note that grades of I, W, WA, and F are not considered to be successful completion.
- Failure to meet either of these requirements will result in academic dismissal from the College and permanent loss of Federal financial aid at SUNY Broome. Should this occur, you may continue at SUNY Broome, but will need to find other funding.
- As of fall 2020, students on an Academic Continuance Plan will be assigned an Academic Continuance Success Plan in Starfish. This will help connect them with tools and resources that will enhance their ability to maintain a 2.0 semester GPA, aid in successful course completion, and support their academic goals
What are my options if I was on an Academic Continuance Plan during the Spring 2020 semester and was unable to meet the requirements of my plan as a result of COVID-19?
Students who were unable to meet the requirements of their Academic Continuance Plan this spring will be offered a special extenuating circumstance override.This will allow you to remain in a degree granting program, with financial aid review eligibility, for the fall semester on an updated Academic Continuance Plan.
To seek a COVID-19 extenuating circumstance, please complete the electronic Appeal for Academic Continuance. Your appeal will go before a committee who will address ways that you can utilize our many student support resources to ensure a successful semester through an updated Academic Continuance Plan.
The COVID-19 extenuating circumstance will not count towards the one-time extenuating circumstance appeal that is available to all SUNY Broome students.
If I was dismissed in the Spring 2020 semester, but I had already registered for the Fall 2020 semester, what will happen to my classes?
You have until July 8, 2020 to complete the electronic Appeal for Academic Continuance, which will protect your Fall 2020 schedule. If you do not complete the appeal by July 8, 2020, the Registrar will drop you from your Fall 2020 classes.
After your schedule is dropped, you can still complete the Appeal for Academic Continuance and attempt to re-register for Fall 2020, but the classes you need may no longer be available. If you want to keep your schedule you need to file an Appeal by July 8, 2020.
If I am placed on Academic Probation due to COVID-19 after completing the Spring 2020 semester, how will that affect my academic standing?
Probationary status is a warning, a reminder that you are not meeting the academic standards of the college. (See the definition and corresponding link in question 1.) You can get off probation and return to good academic standing by improving your grades the following semester. You should speak to your academic advisor or coach to discuss the best ways to return to good academic standing
You are strongly encouraged to work with your Academic Advisor, Academic Coaches, the Learning Assistance Department, and other support services.