Academic Support Meetings

When student’s Subject to Academic Dismissal appeal is approved to continue their enrollment at UC Merced, they must participate in Academic Support Meetings during the semester. Throughout this program, advisors and academic coaches work together to find solutions to improve a student’s GPA. This program can consist of three visits/meetings.

FIRST VISIT – Required Meeting

The first program meeting consists of completing Academic Reflection and Success Agreement forms and reviewing any challenges or barriers the student may be facing that are affecting academic success. The first meeting will include goal setting, exploring purpose of major choice and reason for choosing UC Merced, as well as a target GPA calculation. A review of their academic syllabus and planner/calendar for each course is often performed.

Requirements for Meeting:

  • Printed and updated copy of Degree Audit (not required for SSHA and NS students)
  • Participation in the Time Management Workshop - Check your email
  • Complete a reflection survey prior to your meeting - Check your email
  • Printed and completed Academic Support Agreement


MIDTERM VISIT – Dependent on School’s discretion

The second meeting is a review of midterm performance, progress through coursework and review of or planning for midterm exams. A review of any challenges and barriers still existing will be performed. Strategies and additional goals for the remainder of the semester, using effective planning and time management, as well as end of term plans will also be reviewed.

Check with your School to know if you are required to participate in this meeting.

Requirements for Meeting:


END OF TERM VISIT – Required Meeting

The end of term visit occurs prior to finals and the last day of instruction. The student will complete the Final Reflection Form and review the strategies and resources utilized through the course of the term. A review of their target GPA with their current academic standing in enrolled courses will be performed. Strategies for addressing unmet goals or GPA target will be reviewed, including impact on Financial Aid, possible subsequent Probation or Subject to Academic Dismissal standing, or other options in the best interest of the student. Strategies to approach final exams prepared and study methods to complete the semester in good standing will be reviewed.

Requirements for Meeting:

  • Printed & Updated copy of Degree Audit (not required for SSHA and NS students)
  • Complete a survey prior to your meeting - Check your email