Need to Know

Student studying by trees and a stream

You’re on academic probation, but we believe you can turn yourself around. Our Phoenix Program can help. With support services and requirements to help you improve your past behaviors, this program will put you on the right path. The Phoenix program is run collaboratively though UD Academic Advising and the Student Academic Center to help you achieve academic success.

Steps to Success Meeting

The Steps to Success Meeting will help you to figure out how to get where you want to be.  You might already have some idea of what you’d like to do differently next semester, but the Phoenix Program will help you discover many different ways to get on the path to success at IUB.  You’ll find out about the wide range of resources available to UD students, and you’ll get real words of wisdom from students who have been there.  Your parents are welcome to attend the meeting with you. 

Sunday,  January 10, 2016               3:00 p.m.             Ballantine 013

Academic Advising

Your academic advisor is an excellent resource for you as you are working to change your academic path. Before you meet with your advisor to sign a probation contract, do the following:

Phoenix Program Probation Contract

As a UD student on Academic Probation, you are required to sign a Phoenix Program Probation Contract with your academic advisor during the first four weeks of the semester. You then must fulfill the terms of your contract in order to register for classes during the Early Registration period. As part of this contract, UD students on academic probation are required to take EDUC-X158 Culture of College. If EDUC-X158 closes you may take EDUC-X156 College and Life Long Learning or a first eight week section of EDUC-X150 Becoming Your Best Student .If you have already taken EDUC-X158, then you will sign Phoenix Program Contract II with your assigned advisor.

EDUC-X158 Culture of College

This Phoenix Program Success Seminar provides a structured and supportive environment where students improve time management, learn new study skills, and identify career goals. Small classes composed only of 16 to 19 students who are on probation are co-taught by both an instructor and an undergraduate student who has been on academic probation, achieved good standing, and trained to become an instructor in the class. Students meet one-on-one with the AI and the peer instructor to help plan their individual strategies for success.

To read a description of the EDUC-X158 Culture of College go to the SAC website:

This course is required for all students on Probation or Critical Academic Probation who have not yet taken it, as part of the Phoenix Program Probation Contract.

Comments from students who have taken EDUC-X 158 Culture of College

“The discussions gave us the opportunity to learn from other students as well as the instructors.”

“I have learned many things, such as better study habits, perspectives on education and personal responsibility, all of which contribute to becoming a better student…”

Phoenix Program Booklet

The Phoenix Program Booklet gives you more information about the requirements and services provided by University Division for students on Academic Probation. Please review this booklet carefully and refer to it when questions arise about your status or your requirements.