Thursday, May 31, 2012

And Now, Our Regularly Scheduled Speed Bump

"Dear Coyote, 

Our records indicate that your cumulative or Wossamotta University grade point average is currently below a 2.0 (1.7 GPA for students who have attempted 30 or fewer credit hours).  This may have occurred as a result of your recent spring 2012 semester grades or because of grades in courses transferred from another college or university.  I regret to inform you that you have been placed on academic probation.

Students placed on academic probation may continue their enrollment at Wossamotta U, but are required to meet with a counselor prior to enrolling for future semesters or making changes to currently scheduled classes. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss any issues that may have contributed to your academic performance and to develop a plan for improvement.

Schedule an appointment to meet with a Wossamotta U counselor on the 2nd floor of the Student Center by calling XXX-XXX-XXXX. It is recommended that you call at your earliest convenience to ensure the availability of classes.

If you are an international student with a WU I-20, you must also contact the International & Immigrant Student Services Office in COM 306.

You will remain on academic probation until both your cumulative and Wossamotta University GPA reach a 2.0 or higher (1.7 or higher for students who have attempted 30 or fewer credit hours).  At that time, you will be removed from probation and returned to academic good standing.  Please note that while on probationary status, failure to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher will result in suspension from the college.  For more information on academic progress, please review the student handbook on the Wossamotta U website.

We are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals.  Please feel free to contact me at XXX-XXX-XXXX, ext. XXXX if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to seeing you next semester.


Raoul Squayne
Assistant Registrar"

For all that this is most likely just some computer report that got spat out in time to complicate my life, this still means that until I get this SNAFU straightened out I am also ineligible for any federal aid whatsoever.  Just the same, it is my experience that nothing of worth is accomplished without struggle, and not always then.  I therefore take this difficulty as a sign that my chosen major and subsequent plans are in fact worthwhile.

Sometime again,

(Wile E. Coyote and the Roadruner are both (c) Warner Brothers, all rights reserved.)

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