Academic Recovery Program (ARP)

Academic recovery information at the Academic Success Center, Clemson University, Clemson SC

  • What is the Academic Recovery Program (ARP)?

    The Academic Recovery Program (ARP) is designed to equip students who have experienced academic difficulty with the information and tools they need to return to good academic standing. If you find yourself on academic probation, we want to help. We can help you get back on track academically by

    • providing an accurate assessment of your current academic situation
    • offering you guidance in developing a personally relevant academic plan
    • connecting you to other available campus resources
    • making you aware of Clemson academic policies and procedures that can impact your continued enrollment
  • Success Matters Workshop

    At the beginning of each fall and spring term, we deliver an academic recovery workshop for all students on academic probation. This workshop is called Success Matters. The goal of the workshop is to connect students with information and resources they can use to help them return to good academic standing. As a part of the workshop, attendees are encouraged to develop a personal academic success plan they can implement to improve their academic performance. Register for Spring 2018 Success Matters Workshops here.

  • What resources are available to me as a student on academic probation?

    You have access to a variety of services provided by the Academic Recovery Program, Academic Success Center, and Clemson University.

    Academic Recovery Program Services

    Academic Coaching

    Work with an academic coach to develop an action plan and improve your academic performance

    CU 1010

    Take a two-credit class to help you adjust to college life and develop the skills needed to succeed academically

    Academic Success Center Services


    Collaborate with your peers on challenging course material

    Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)

    Take part in regular group sessions to help you succeed in historically challenging classes

    Learning Strategies Consulting

    Assess and improve your study behaviors

    Academic Skills Workshops

    Attend one-time sessions to develop new study skills

    Clemson University Services

    Academic Advising

    Receive help navigating university policies and resources

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

    Take care of your mental health

    Financial Aid

    Receive help navigating the financial aid process

    Student Accessibility Services

    Get full access to Clemson if you have a documented disability

    Writing Center

    Learn how to be a more effective, confident writer

  • Do I have to pay for ARP?

    A University fee of $100 is charged to students who are on academic probation (cumulative GPA below 2.0). This fee covers the cost of additional personnel and services provided to assist you in improving your academic standing.

  • What is an academic success plan?

    There are many factors that contribute to academic difficulty. Our academic success plan helps you identify your specific obstacles and overcome them. It also helps you brainstorm solutions to these problems. You’re encouraged to share your Academic Success Plan with your advisor or Academic Coach. Download the Academic Success Plan.

  • What are some ways I can assess my academic situation?

    You can start to assess your situation by reviewing your Degree Works report and transcript in iROAR. To be in good academic standing, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. To remain eligible to enroll at Clemson, students must be in good standing or meet the minimum academic eligibility requirements outlined in Clemson’s Undergraduate Announcements.

    • To project and calculate the GPA you will need to earn in the future in order to return to good standing or remain eligible to enroll, you can use this worksheet or go to the Back To College website.
    • To review the progress you’ve made in satisfying the requirements for your degree program and track your grades, the courses from which you’ve withdrawn and the courses for which you’ve used academic forgiveness, look at your Degree Works report.
    • Once you’ve calculated your projected GPA and reviewed your Degree Works report, ask yourself the following questions:
    • Based on my performance to date in my current courses, what do I think my semester GPA will be?
    • How will my semester GPA impact my cumulative GPA?
    • What grades do I need to earn in order to get off academic probation? To meet the minimum academic eligibility criteria? To keep my merit-based scholarships?
    • How many terms will it take for me to return to good standing?
    • Do I meet the academic eligibility criteria outlined in the Undergraduate Announcements?
  • What is the Academic Eligibility Policy?

    Clemson’s academic eligibility policy outlines the minimum standards all Clemson undergraduates must meet in order to remain enrolled at Clemson. You can view or download the policy here. There are several categories of academic eligibility:

    Academic Alert/Probation




    Academic Alert

    Below 1.5 (semester)

    None, but you will likely be contacted by a departmental academic advisor to discuss your situation and offer assistance

    Academic Probation

    Below 2.0 (cumulative)

    None, but you will be contacted by staff in the Academic Recovery Program to offer assistance

    Academic Suspension/Dismissal



    Eligibility for Readmission

    Academic Suspension

    One semester

    Yes (following term)

    Academic Dismissal

    One calendar year

    By appeal only

  • What is Academic Renewal?

    A student who has not enrolled at Clemson for a period of two or more academic years may apply to the Appeals Committee on Academic Eligibility for readmission under Academic Renewal. These special conditions apply unless the student has been permanently dismissed.

    See Academic Eligibiilty for more details.

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