Turning Point Program

Many students experience some form of academic difficulty during their college career. At Bradley, students whose difficulty has resulted in academic probation are required to participate in the Turning Point Program (TPP).  The Turning Point Program’s mission is to assist first-time probation students as they work to regain good academic standing.

Program participants will complete the following mandatory steps:

  1. Complete and return a self-assessment you will receive in an email.
  2. Meet with a TPP staff member three times during the semester. In the first meeting you will create an Academic Recovery Plan for the semester that may include:  the Learning Enhancement Strategies Seminar (AEP 115); Academic Skills Workshops; weekly accountability meetings; or connections to other campus resources.
  3. You will see that AEP11510 has been added to your schedule. You will receive a P/F grade for this course based upon whether or not you accomplished the goals you created in your Academic Recovery Plan.

Advice from peers who have been there:

You definitely shouldn't think that you aren't smart because you're on academic probation. One thing that my advisor always told me was that if you are smart enough to meet the entry requirements at Bradley, you are smart enough to succeed in college. Some people just have a harder time than others.

Don't be upset with yourself because you are on academic probation. Personally, I look back on myself being on probation as a positive experience that changed my life for the better. If I had the opportunity to go back in time and change me being on academic probation, I wouldn't do it because I have learned so much and grown greatly as a person throughout my journey.

You shouldn't feel alone just because you are on academic probation. You have a great support system that is here to help you, and the people in this support system really do want to help you, they want you to be the best student that you can be!

What does it mean to be on Probation?

All students with a Bradley cumulative GPA below a 2.0 are placed on some form of probation.  Students in the TPP program must achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.25 or move their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above to continue at Bradley.    

What happens if I am dismissed?

If you are dismissed, you must petition for reinstatement. Click here to obtain a petition and get more information about reinstatement. 

For more information regarding the Turning Point Program and academic recovery, contact Dr. Susan Rapp at the Academic Success Center, 320 Cullom-Davis Library, (309) 677-2416.