What is the PASS Program?
PASS means Pioneers Achieving Student Success! The PASS Program, an initiative of TWU Academic Advising, provides students with the academic support and resources they need to develop a plan towards achieving success. PASS serves students who are on Academic Probation and students who have returned to TWU from Academic Suspension.
To learn more about Academic Standing, please visit https://twu.edu/academic-advising/academic-standing/.
Undergraduate students who are part of the PASS Program at TWU will be able to:
- Explore what academic standing is, how it is calculated, and how it impacts their academic journey
- Identify obstacles and challenges to their academic success
- Engage in creating an individualized academic success plan that includes strategies to raise their cumulative GPA and referrals to TWU and community resources
How does the PASS Program support students?
- Online Canvas class/community
- Student success workshops
- Support from PASS Advisor
- One-on-one PASS meetings
Frequently asked questions
What should I do if I’m notified that I’m on academic probation?
If you are notified that you have been placed on Academic Probation, you will be provided academic support through the Pioneers Achieving Student Success (PASS) program. The PASS program provides students with the academic tools and resources they need to develop a plan towards achieving academic success.
As part of the PASS program, you will have an academic hold on your account that will prevent you from registering until after you meet with the PASS Advisor. This meeting is conducted in addition to your regular advising appointment, and must be completed prior to having your probation hold lifted for registration. To schedule your appointment, you must contact the PASS Advisor and complete the PASS Intake Form prior to your meeting.
Please schedule your PASS Advisor appointment as soon as you receive notification of your academic probation status to develop your academic plan for success.
Campus resources to utilize:
Blagg-Huey Library 2nd Floor
Located in the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence
What they can help with: test taking skills, note taking skills, study skills, time management, and academic motivation.
TWU Write Site
Blagg-Huey Library 235
What they can help with: individualized writing assistance, workshops, and seminars.
Math & Technology Success Center
Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory (MCL) 307
What they can help with: tutoring in math, technology, and statistics courses.
Science Learning Resource Center
Ann Stuart Science Complex (ASSC) 365
What they can help with: tutoring in science courses.
Counseling & Psychological Services
West Jones Hall
What they can help with: individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, mental health resources
Student Health Services
What they can help with: care for medical issues, mental health services, well woman/well man exams, complete physical exams, prescriptions and refills, lab and imaging tests, referrals to specialist, etc.
Career Connections Center
Woodcock Hall 200
What they can help with: exploring different career paths and majors, resumes, interviews, and job search assistance.
What should I do if I’m placed on academic suspension?
Repeat courses you’ve previously earned a grade of “D” or “F” to increase GPA. You can identify the correct course number at local community colleges by using the Texas Common Course Numbering System Matrix.
Keep in contact with the Coordinator of Academic Transitions and/or your Academic Advisor to ensure you are taking the correct courses to raise your GPA.
Contact Financial Aid, Scholarships, Housing, VA office, etc. to discuss how your academic suspension may affect your current and future eligibility.
Summer Suspension Recovery
Students placed on first or second suspension are encouraged to enroll in summer courses to bring their GPA to the 2.0 required for enrollment in the following fall semester. Eligibility to enroll in summer courses requires a cumulative GPA of 1.0 or higher.
What do I do if I want to come back from Academic Suspension?
- Repeat courses you’ve previously earned a grade of “D” or “F” to increase GPA. You can identify the correct course number at local community colleges by using the Texas Common Course Numbering System Matrix.
- Keep in contact with the Coordinator of Academic Transitions and/or your Academic Advisor to ensure you are taking the correct courses to raise your GPA.
- Contact Financial Aid, Scholarships, Housing, VA office, etc. to discuss how your academic suspension may affect your current and future eligibility.
- Attend a PASS Academic Recovery Orientation
Ready to come back from your first or second academic suspension?
Students who wish to return from academic suspension must attend a PASS Program Academic Recovery Orientation.
During orientation, students will:
- Meet with an advisor to discuss major, degree progress, and coursework
- Have an Academic Recovery Meeting
- Collaborate on an academic recovery plan
- Visit offices on campus to facilitate return (Financial Aid, Registrar, Housing, etc.)
- Enroll in classes
What should you do when you are ready to return from suspension?
- Reach out to the PASS Program at PASSProgram@twu.edu for dates and more information about the next academic recovery orientation.
- Review the PASS Academic Recovery Orientation Checklist and take action on necessary items.
- Schedule a PASS Meeting to discuss your return with a Coordinator of Academic Transitions.
Summer Recovery for Summer 2022
Students who are placed on Academic Suspension at the end of spring semester are eligible to participate in Summer Suspension Recovery. This gives students the opportunity to take classes at TWU or another institution during the summer to raise their GPA. If, at the end of the summer, their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher, they can return to TWU in the fall semester.
To participate in Summer Suspension Recovery, students must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 1.0 or higher at the end of the spring semester
- Complete the Summer Recovery Intake form
- Schedule a Suspension Discussion Meeting with a Coordinator of Academic Transitions
After successful completion of Summer Suspension Recovery, students will attend PASS Academic Recovery Orientation to enroll in fall classes.
Page last updated 4:28 PM, June 22, 2022