Retention is essential for the credibility of the
University, as well as financially. SU’s highest
purpose is to empower our students with the knowledge,
skills, and core values that contribute to active
citizenship, gainful employment, and life‑long learning
in a democratic society and interdependent world. The
University thrives itself on graduating its students and
cost of retaining of student is substantially lower than
recruiting another student fill to the void.
We have implemented an Academic Recovery Program to
assist and retain students who have been placed on
academic probation in reestablishing academic
stability. Probation students can register for no more
than five courses for a total of 16 credit hours per
semester and may not elect to take any courses on a
pass/fail basis if the courses are offered for a grade.
The Advising Services Coordinator will assist and
advise students on probation, having a voluntary
probation contract they can sign to guide them in the
right direction. Students who sign probation contracts
with the ASC will also make follow-up appointments to
review their progress and plan for the future.