Academic Success and Recovery

You Belong at GV!

You are a part of the Grand View family and we want you to succeed academically – and we also realize that sometimes things don’t go as planned. The resources found here are intended to support students at Grand View wanting to improve their academic success, including those with an academic standing of either warning or probation.  We have a variety of resources designed to support you, including tutoring, disability services, counseling, success seminars and the Getting to the Goal program. See you next semester!

First Steps

For students who recently received a letter indicating they have an academic standing of warning or probation, meet with your academic advisor at the start of next semester – no later than the end of the first week of classes.

If your academic standing is warning

Academic warning is a program at Grand View University designed to support students at risk of falling below the academic standards needed to graduate. This standing does not show on your transcript and is intended to serve as a "warning" that improvement is needed. Students with an academic standing of warning will need to meet with their academic advisor at the start of the term. You and your advisor will work together to design a success plan. The advisor will schedule two to three check-ins throughout the term to ensure the plan is working and to provide extra help.

How Is Warning Determined?

  • Student cumulative GPA is above 2.0 but term GPA is below 2.0
If your academic standing is probation

Academic probation is a program at Grand View University designed to support students who have fallen below the academic standards for their academic level. The standing of probation is recorded on the transcript. Students with an academic standing of probation are required to participate in the "Getting to the Goal" (GttG) program. This program is designed to support students as they work to improve their academic standing. GttG requires students to:

  • Complete a self-assessment to reflect on barriers that contributed to academic challenges
  • Take advantage of workshops and programming to improve academic and self-management skills
  • Meet with their GttG advisor the first week of classes to design a success plan
  • Follow up with their GttG advisor 8 to 12 times during the term

Your assigned academic advisor may be your GttG advisor. You could also have a GttG advisor working alongside your regular academic advisor to help with Getting to the Goal. All academic advising will remain between you and your assigned academic advisor.

How is Probation Determined?

  • Cumulative GPA is below required level for class standing (see Course Catalog for GPA requirements)
If you are the parent, guardian, or partner of a student

If your student is experiencing academic challenges, one of the best ways to help is to encourage them to take full advantage of the resources on campus:

To understand the definitions of Academic Warning or Academic Probation please refer to their respective sections above.  

  1. Recommend they meet with their Academic Advisor.
  2. Ask if they are using the ALT Center. This center helps students with Math, Writing and Academic Classes through tutoring. The ALT manager also can help students with time management, study skills, and other success skills.
  3. If your student is an athlete, they may also contact the Athletic Success Coordinator.

Additional Resources

Suggest your student work with the following, as appropriate:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Getting to the Goal?
Getting to the Goal is a program designed to support students as they work to improve their academic standing. Students complete a self-assessment, design a success plan with their Getting to the Goal advisor, and meet with that advisor 8 - 12 times during the term for continuing support and advice.
How has Getting to the Goal helped other students?

Quotes from Past Participants

"Getting to the Goal has helped me tremendously because it made me realize how important it was for me to complete my education… I needed to figure out some way to improve my GPA… to help me set up my goal plan like time management, better study habits, and stress management. Setting up those goals and plans have helped me get back on track in terms of improving my GPA and getting back to good academic standing because I now have the proper resources to succeed. Having frequent meetings with my advisor has helped me a lot because I have someone who can give me different input and check if things are working out or not. Getting to the Goal also helped me figure out my major because it allowed me to try different courses to see what sparked my interest. Having different strategy conversations with my advisor  helped me to better understand my skills and balance work and school life.”
          -Kinesiology major, class of 2020 

“The part of the program that made me more successful was figuring out how to improve as a student by taking time out of my day just to review work we did in class that day. Doing this helped me become familiar with the subject. The best part of the program was reflecting on the things I did wrong so I knew what I needed to improve on… it all benefited in some way.”
           -Sport Management major, class of 2021
Is there a class I can take to help improve my academic success?

Yes! You may want to consider enrolling in LIBA 105X - Academic Success I or LIBA 106X - Academic Success II. These courses are designed to strengthen students' academic skills in order to create a foundation for success. Particular areas of focus will include goal-setting, time management, active reading, and other effective learning strategies. 

How do I know the required GPA to return to good academic standing?
This information can be found in the Course Catalog.

*The policies mentioned refer to Undergraduate Students only. Graduate students needing more information should contact the Graduate School.


  1. If you have a question about academic standing, please contact Debbie Gannon, Registrar, at dgannon @
  2. If you have a question about Getting to the Goal program, please contact Jade Horning, Student Success Program Manager, at jhorning @
  3. If you have a question about your course schedule, please contact your academic advisor or completion coach. You may also contact Bonnie Hall, Director of Faculty Advising at bhall @