Academic Support

Academic Support

Fall 2021 Updates and Changes to AGNR Academic Support

Updates to Undergraduate Student Services this Fall!

  • Student Drop-Ins: Students may walk-in Monday through Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

    • When meeting in-person, you will be required to use hand-sanitizer, wear a mask, and maintain 6 feet of distance for the duration of your appointment. Our meeting spaces will be sanitized before and after each meeting. If you are feeling ill or running a fever, you should notify us, stay home, and monitor your symptoms.

    • To make an appointment with a member of our office, please visit this link.

  • Peer Mentoring: All of our Peer Mentors will be available by email, phone, and video chat during their scheduled hours. Additionally, some Peer Mentors will be available to meet on-campus, in-person (see in-person meeting guidelines above). Please visit this link for more information and availability.

Other Resources:

 

  • To contact your assigned academic advisor, please visit this link.

  • To check your major and degree requirements, please visit this link.

  • To change your major to AGNR, please visit this link.

  • To check file an exception to an academic policy request, please visit this link.

  • For other academic resources and information, please visit this link.

Our academics staff is here to help guide you through your time in AGNR! How can we help?

Peer Mentors

AGNR Peer Mentors

AGNR Peer Mentors are successful, engaged students who help provide academic counseling and assistance. They hold weekly office hours, attend monthly group meetings, become a teaching assistant, and help select future Peer Mentors. Interested in connecting with or becoming a Peer Mentor?

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Academic Support & Tutoring Resources

Academic Advising for AGNR Probation Students

There are many factors (academic, personal, social, health, etc.) that impact a student’s academic performance, which may lead to academic difficulty. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to providing assistance to students on academic probation in order to foster future success.

While academic probation may not be the outcome you hoped for, you will need to plan accordingly in order to develop an academic plan that will help you to reach your goals.  Below please find resources to guide you as you move forward.

What is Academic Probation and Dismissal?

Students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Normally, a student is expected to attain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of any probationary semester. Students who fail to achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of their probationary semester may be academically dismissed, depending on their credit level as detailed below.

 

  1. Students who have earned 60 credits or more will be dismissed from the University in the event their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of their probationary semester. Students who are on probation and attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of a winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal in the subsequent semester.
  2. Students who are on academic probation and have earned fewer than 60 credits will be permitted to continue on academic probation if a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 is achieved in each semester of probation.
  • Full-time students must complete 9 or more credits in each semester of probation. A completed credit is defined as credit for any course in which a student receives a grade of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-. F, P, or S.
  • Students who meet this requirement will be permitted to continue on probation until the close of the semester (excluding winter and summer terms) in which they attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • However, students who are on probation will be dismissed if they have not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the semester in which they complete 60 credits.
  • Students who are on probation and attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of a winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal in the subsequent semester.
  • Details can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog

How does being on academic probation impact my course registration?

While on probation, you may only register for courses approved by your advisor. Should you need to adjust your schedule at all, you will need to be in contact with them directly.  Your advisor will give you electronic permission that will allow you to adjust your schedule.

What should I do during the semester?

Once the semester has begun, continue to stay in contact with your advisor to provide them with periodic updates and/or immediately alert them in the event that you are performing poorly in one of your classes.

Resources to help get you back on track

There are many factors that contribute to a student’s academic success & wellness.  The University of Maryland offers free services to help students in all aspects of college life: academic, mental, and physical.

Support Services available to students:

Academic Dismissal

Students who have earned 60 or more credits will be dismissed if their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters (excluding winter and summer terms). Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the preceding winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal.

Students who have earned fewer than 60 credits will be dismissed following any probationary semester in which they fail to attain a minimum 2.0 semester GPA and complete the required credits detailed under Academic Probation. Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the preceding winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal.

Students who have been academically dismissed and who are reinstated will be academically dismissed again if a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is not achieved by the end of the first semester after reinstatement. Reinstated students will not be allowed to add or drop courses, or to register during any semester without the approval of an academic advisor in their college, unless a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is achieved.

 

Re-enrollment to UMD

Students dismissed from the University of Maryland will be referred to the Student Success Office.  The Student Success Office (www.studentsuccess.umd.edu) provides services to assist students in completing their undergraduate degrees.  For additional information on student policies, student resources and the re-enrollment process & deadlines, visit the Student Success Office website.

Students dismissed from the university will be referred to the Student Success Office.  The Student Success Office (www.studentsuccess.umd.edu) provides services to assist students in completing their undergraduate degrees.  For additional information on student policies, student resources and the re-enrollment process & deadlines, visit the Student Success Office website.
 

 

 If you have any additional questions or concerns about your probation status, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Buchanan (Coordinator for Student Services) at agnrstudentservices@umd.edu.

Guided Study Sessions

Study sessions for traditionally difficult courses, led by students who were successful in the class.

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The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE)

Walk-in and by-appointment tutoring. Available to all students.

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Tutoring & Academic Success Resources

Tutoring services and a wide range of academic resources available on campus, from peer institutions, or other non-university websites. Topics include: tutoring by subject, procrastination, time management, note-taking skills, test-taking skills, study skills, and much more!

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Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ASTS)

Free tutoring for biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, and psychology courses.

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The Learning Assistance Service (LAS)

Part of the Counseling Center, offering individual sessions and workshops in areas such as study skills, time management, and exam-taking skills.

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Mathematics Department

Free walk-in tutoring for all 100- and 200-level courses in mathematics.

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Math Success Program

Free walk-in math tutoring.

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Chemistry Tutoring & Exam Bank

Free Chemistry tutoring up to General Chemistry 2, and an exam test bank by the Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity.

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Physics Department

Free Physics tutoring.

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The Writing Center

Assists students in planning and revising written assignments for any class. Especially helpful for ENGL101.

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The Grammar Hotline

For questions about word choice, punctuation, sentence structure, and citing sources.

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The Counseling Center

Offers resources in areas such as study skills, time management and exam-taking skills. Also provides free confidential individual sessions with a counselor.

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Private Tutors by Discipline

Biology: Contact the Symons Hall Undergraduate Academic Programs Office (1322 Symons Hall, 301-405-6892).

Chemistry: Contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Programs Office (1206 Chemistry Building, 301-405-1791).

Other subjects: Visit the departmental website for the major for information on private tutors.