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Conditional Admit Program

What is Conditional Admission Program?
The University of Minnesota Crookston Conditional Admit Program (CAP) is designed for students who did not meet the minimum automatic admission requirement at the time of their application, but a committee felt the student has the potential to be successful at UMC.  There will be some additional assistance offered to the student and a few expectations required of the student during this first semester to encourage success. 

Students admitted into CAP will work closely with Student Success Coordinators in the Academic Assistance Center. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the Academic Assistance Center prior to the first day of the semester. 

What are the requirements of the Conditional Admit Program?
Before the semester starts:
On-campus student must sign up for GNED 1000.
Online students must sign up for GBUS 1005.

CAP students may register for a maximum of 15 credits.  Students with more than 15 credits must reduce their credit load before the first Friday of the semester.  If a student still has over 15 credits by the first Friday, the Office of the Registrar will automatically reduce a student’s course load to no more than 15 credits. 

During the probation period, CAP students are not able to self-register.  Students must contact their Academic Adviser, who will register the student for classes.  However, CAP students are able to withdraw from classes online without Academic Adviser approval.   

First week of classes (or earlier)
Students must complete an Academic Action Plan (AAP)

On-Campus Students:
On-campus CAP students must attend an assigned one hour seminar held in the Academic Success Center during the first week of classes.  Seminar times will be provided during Orientation Weekend.  At the seminar, the student will receive an AAP.  After attending the seminar, the student must bring their AAPs to their Academic Adviser.  The Academic Adviser will work with the student to identify weak points in their college preparation and help the student develop a course of action.  (On-campus students must obtain his/her adviser’s signature).  Once the on-campus student receives his/her Academic Adviser’s signature, the student must meet with the Student Success Coordinator in the Academic Success Center.  After obtaining the on-campus Student Success Coordinator’s signature, the student will submit the AAP to the Office of the Registrar (9 Hill Hall) by 3:00 pm on Friday of the second week of class. 

Online Students:
The student will be provided with a copy of the AAP from the Office of the Registrar prior to the semester.  Additional copies can be obtained from the Academic Success Center.  Online students must email or submit their AAP to the Online Student Success Coordinator.  The online student will then email or call the Online Student Success Coordinator to set up an initial phone/video conference to review the academic probation requirements for the semester.  After the Online Student Success Coordinator signs the form, the Coordinator will take the AAP to a student’s Academic Adviser to sign.  Once the Academic Adviser signs the AAP, the form will be submitted to Office of the Registrar.  The AAP must be into the Office of the Registrar by 3:00 pm on Friday of the second week of class. 

Throughout the semester
On-Campus Students:
Students on probation must spend a minimum of two hours per week to study in the Academic Success Center beginning with the second week of class.  This study time may be augmented or replaced by meeting with a tutor for two hours a week. 

Online Students:
Students must schedule a phone/video conference with the Online Student Success Coordinator every other week to discuss progress in each of their classes. These conferences are designed to benefit the student by offering pertinent information as different questions and situations arise during the semester. Prior to the phone/video conference, students should submit an Academic Status Report (ASR) to the Online Student Success Coordinator. Students can access the ASR during the initial meeting with the Online Student Success Coordinator. 

Will other students know I am Conditionally Admitted?
No.  Student information is kept confidential.

What happens next?
The Conditional Admit Program is a one semester program.  After the first semester students either move into “Academic Good Standing” or are suspended.  The table below shows the required term GPA to earn the “Academic Good Standing” designation.

Cumulative Credits Attempted With Permanent Grades

Required Minimum Cumulative GPA







32 and beyond