Eligibility of Exploratory Status
Students in exploratory status will receive assistance in finding the correct major and will be provided academic support/success coaching during this period.
- If a student is in a major and falls below the GPA for that major but is still in good academic standing with the University (above 2.000).
- If a student was in a major and is still in good standing but is unsure that major is for them.
- If a student is placed on Warning or Suspension and does not have the GPA to stay in the major or change into a new major.
- (less often) Office of Transfer Admissions can place a new transfer into Exploratory if the student does not have the correct GPA, class rank of regular accept transfer students. The student must show the ability to be successful.
- A student should not stay in Exploratory beyond 48 credits but may, after consultation with the coordinator, stay in Exploratory a bit longer. If a student stays beyond 48 credits they will be required to read and sign a ‘Exploratory Terms/Conditions Form’ which spells out specifically the risk of staying in the Exploratory status beyond 48 credits taking courses toward a major, they have not been accepted in.
- The student cannot stay in Exploratory beyond 60 credits.
Academic Support and Success Coaching
During their time in Exploratory status, the coordinator will:
- Provide students with various study skill workshops such as time management and organization skill techniques;
- Advise students each semester using Degree Pathways and the ‘What-if’ reports in SIS for proper course selection and knowledge of different policies and procedure for successful degree completion;
- Assist the students in mapping out their academic plan and becoming familiar with their intended new major/faculty;
- Using Starfish/Salesforce, monitor students throughout the semester and introduce the various academic supports including tutoring offered at the Centers for Learning.
For questions or additional information, please contact Shreelekha_Girish@uml.edu.