Students would like assistance in navigating the Academic Recovery sign-up process can contact the following people at Buffalo State for help:
Students should work with their academic adviser. Students’ assigned advisers can be found in Degree Works, Banner, and Bengal Success.
Students affiliated with the following programs may also contact:
Educational Opportunity Program (Mrs. Shelly Innis-Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Middle Early College (Dr. Holly Quicksey, email@example.com),
Student Accessibility Services Office (Mrs. Lisa Fronckowiak, firstname.lastname@example.org),
Say Yes (Mr. Stanley Simmons, email@example.com or 716-878-5907), or the
Veteran and Military Services Office (Mr. Brad Baumgardner, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student may request additional help from staff members in those areas.
If you encounter difficulties, please email email@example.com.
HAVE YOU DECIDED YOU WANT TO TAKE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE NEXT SEMESTER?
Do the following:
CHOOSING NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST-SEMESTER RECOVERY PROGRAM
You will be dismissed effective immediately. All registrations, housing contracts, and meal plans will be administratively canceled by the college. You may apply for readmission to Buffalo State after one year.
There are two primary reasons students choose not to participate:
The first reason is financial. Students with very low GPAs can lose their TAP and Excelsior awards (state aid) immediately. If so, their decision is made because they cannot afford to return.
Second, life situations makes it difficult or impossible to concentrate on college success. Such crises may include health problems, a death in the family, or other life-altering circumstance. Often it is better to take a year off to solve these problems or difficulties, then return to school with a better focus.
You can apply for readmission to Buffalo State after one full year from the time of dismissal. During this time, you must take care of any holds (including bursar)on your account prior to being considered for readmission.
All existing Buffalo State coursework will be used to compute your cumulative grade point average upon readmission. However, if you are away from the college for at least three years before you readmit, you can request academic clemency when you apply for readmission. See the Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Admissions Office for more information on Academic Clemency.
All Buffalo State and transfer coursework will be used to calculate your federal and state Financial Aid eligibility upon readmission. Contact the financial aid office to discuss Satisfactory Academic Progress at 716-878-4902 or visit http://financialaid.buffalostate.edu/academic-progress.
Yes, you can take courses at another college. If you elect to take courses at another college after you have been dismissed but you plan on reapplying to Buffalo State, please be aware of Buffalo State’s course repeat policy and general education requirements to ensure you enroll in appropriate coursework. A course taken elsewhere cannot be used to replace a grade earned in the same course at Buffalo State. Even though you have been dismissed from the college, you may consult with your Buffalo State academic adviser about these issues and develop a plan for readmission.
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