Academic Progression at the University of California, Davis

Just getting into college is no small accomplishment. You have to do well in your classes; there's all that studying for the SATs; then there are applications, personal statements, and FAFSA forms. So much work. If the world was fair, you could take it easy now that you're in. After all, you've proven your ability. You should be able to learn at your own pace in a stress-free environment before going on to begin a successful career.

Life doesn't work that way, though. Your reward for all that hard work is even more hard work. UC, Davis expects you to continue to study, research and write, to sacrifice. In fact, you can even lose your spot at the university if you don't continue to perform academically.

If you're struggling to meet academic progress standards, you should know there's help available. National Student Conduct attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento knows what you're up against.

How can an attorney help you with coursework? He can't. What he can do, though, is guide you through the often maddening bureaucracy of higher education. He can tell you all your options for forestalling academic probation and dismissal; he can suggest techniques for negotiating with faculty and administrators; he can show you how to gather evidence and put together a successful appeals package. You've worked hard to get to this point, and you deserve a good education. Joseph D. Lento wants to make sure you get one.

Academic Progression Requirements at UC, Davis.

Your college's dean evaluates your work at the end of every semester and determines your “academic standing.” “Good” academic standing means you're moving along fine, doing what you need to do to progres