PACE (Partnership for Academic Commitment to Excellence) is a program of academic assistance for freshmen on academic probation. You will be placed on academic probation if your accumulative grade-point average is less than 2.000. Freshmen who are on academic probation after their first semester are expected to participate in the PACE program in order to improve their academic performance in subsequent semesters.


As part of the PACE program, you will meet with your academic advisor during the first week of the new semester to review academic progress and make plans for the semester. You may be advised to repeat courses, enroll in no more than 12 credits, attend academic progress meetings sponsored by the Office of Registration and Academic Progress, attend workshops and seminars on academic success, and enroll in class sections that offer supplemental instruction.


Helpful resources for many students who participated in the PACE program, and who were successful in going off Academic Probation status are: the Learning Center; keeping track of and projecting a GPA (grade point average) with an online calculator; and understanding the withdrawal procedures.