Integrity matters. Explore the student resources available to you on from Syracuse University’s Academic Integrity Office.
Students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors if there are any concerns regarding proper citation. Students can also contact the Academic Integrity Office with any questions or comments.
It is not unusual for students to experience academic and/or other difficulty at some point during their college career. We are here to help should problems arise and encourage students to seek assistance as early as possible.
Students who fall below grade point average (GPA) requirements for good academic standing (2.0) by the College of Visual and Performing Arts are placed on academic probation.
All probation students are assigned to the director of student support services. Students are responsible for working with the director of student support services to identify sources of difficulty, create a plan of action for improvement, and follow through with semester goals.
This is a general breakdown of probation categories:
- College Probation: Students are placed on college probation if they have one semester below a 2.0 but an overall GPA that is above 2.0.
- Academic Probation: Students who have a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 are generally placed on academic probation and are given a one-term trial semester to improve their academic standing.
- Academic Suspension: Extreme cases of academic deficiency may result in academic suspension from the college.
All decisions about probation and subsequent suspensions are made by the VPA Academic Standards Committee. Please refer to the VPA Undergraduate Student Handbook [PDF] and Syracuse University’s undergraduate course catalog for more information.
Getting Ready to Graduate
Congratulations seniors! You’ve worked hard, and graduation will be here before you know it. Make sure you fill out your diploma request so that you’ll be included in the degree certification review process and receive commencement information. Diploma request information needs to be filled out by you, the student, on MySlice.
In the spring semester, juniors can meet with their recorder to do a senior credit check. Students who have not met with a recorder by the end of junior year may do so during the fall of their senior year. Recorders are responsible for signing off on your degree and are a wealth of knowledge should you have any questions about your credits or degree progress. Your recorder will help you determine what degree requirements you have left to complete.
Please call to make an appointment with your recorder, call 315.443.2517.