Reaching for the STARS: Steps Toward Academic Responsibility and Success
The College of Business STARS program is a supportive retention program for students who have demonstrated previous academic difficulty. Students must participate for at least a year or until in good academic standing.
Students must complete the STARS application, personal statement, and agree to the terms of the program in order to have their application considered for entry to the College of Business.
SIU Carbondale policy defines scholastic probation as follows: when an undergraduate student's cumulative grade average falls below a "C" average (2.0 GPA), that student will be placed on scholastic probation. Such a student may continue to be enrolled at the University going forward, but will be limited in the number of hours they can register for while on probation, unless they are approved to take more hours by the dean of their academic unit. This limit is normally 14 hours during a fall or spring semester and 7 hours during a summer session.
While the undergraduate student is on probation, there is the risk that the student may be scholastically suspended. However, for that student on probation, as long as each subsequent term's GPA is 2.0 or above while the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, they will remain on probation (referred to as "continuing probation"). Additionally, once the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.0 or above, that student will be removed from probation and placed back in good standing.
Students in The College of Business are required to meet with the Director of Enrollment Management and an Academic Advisor in order to discuss and improve academic standing, and become aware of academic support services available.