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Center for Academic Achievement

Center for Academic Achievement

Academic Standing Hold



Meet with an Academic Success Coordinator within the Center for Academic AchievementLinks to an external site.
What is Academic Coaching?

A free personal consultation with one of our Academic Success Coordinators designed to help you address specific academic topics. Together with an Academic Success Coordinator, students examine habits of working, current academic difficulties, develop individual academic goals, and enhance knowledge of campus resources.


Why should I meet with an Academic Success Coordinator?

Meeting with an Academic Success Coordinator is comfortable and low-maintenance. It is a chance for you to talk about your own experience at Florida Gulf Coast University, in and beyond the classroom. Academic Success Coordinators are available to coach students through obstacles that arise at any point in the academic career and to help students create positive, effective habits.


Use this link to schedule an appointment

 CAA provides walk-ins, please call (239)590-7906 to find out when and if they qualify for your requirements.


Meet with your Academic AdvisorLinks to an external site.

As  a student, you play an essential role in your academic advising process. It is  your responsibility to monitor your academic progress and seek advising on a regular basis. Academic advisors can help you develop educational plans that are compatible with your career and life goals and assist you in completing your chosen program quickly and successfully. To make the most of your advising sessions, you need to prepare.


How to determine your academic advisor?

All freshmen students, with the exception of specific populations, will work with First Year Advising for advising inquiries related to registration for their first fall and spring semester. The specific populations of students such as Dual Enrollment, Honors, Undeclared & Step Ahead are advising by Undergraduate Studies Advising.All other students are Advised through their Colleges.

If you are still unsure who your Academic Advisor is please contact CAA at (239)590-7906 and will can assist you.

Use this link to schedule an appointment.




HOW TO TRACK YOUR ACADEMIC HOLD REQURIEMENTS: (Visual directions are provided in the Academic Hold Information CANVAS Module)


  1. All tracking is now located in Degree Works
  2. Log into Gulfline
  3. Select the Student & Financial Aid menu
  4. Select the Student Records menu
  5. Select the Degree Works Audit *New* link
  6. Select the Worksheets tab
  7. On the Worksheets page Scroll down until you see the section identified as Notes
    • Academic Hold Requirements will be noted as complete for Fall 2018 Registration ONLY if the following notes are shown
      • Academic Hold Requirement- CAA for Fall 2018 registration
      • Academic Hold Requirement- Advisor for Fall 2018 registration (Contact your Advising office if you have completed the requirement, but do not see a notation made)




Center for Academic Achievement

The Center for Academic Achievement is dedicated to assist students to return to and maintain good academic standing. Your academic standing hold has significant impact on funding for college (now and in the future), course registration, and ultimately, your ability to graduate with a degree. The staff of CAA are dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of Academic Success and Graduation.


Why does a student earn an Academic Standing Hold?

The Academic Standing Hold is placed on a student account by the Office of the Registrar, when a student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average falls below a 2.00.

Details can be reviewed in the Academic Standing Policy.

What is the function of an Academic Standing Hold?

This Academic Hold ONLY prevents a student from the ability to register or make changes to FGCU courses via Gulfline. The Academic Hold can be adjusted to allow for future registration once a student has completed the Academic Hold requirements listed below. The Office of the Registrar will only remove the Academic Hold once the students Cumulative Grade Point Average has reached a 2.00 or higher. Students will be required to complete requirements through the Center for Academic Achievement each semester their Cumulative Grade Point Average is below a 2.00, so that the Academic Hold can continue to be reopened to allow for future registration and to assist in the student pursuit of academic success.

If a student is experiencing other limitations (i.e. unable to view grades) you may have several holds in effect on your account. It is critical to begin efforts towards hold removal promptly to allow processing time for departments, schools and agencies to send required information to remove holds. Most holds restrict students from progressing with registration. Students should familiarize themselves to check holds via GULFLINE: (choose Student & Financial Aid option, then Student Records).

Student Account Hold Key: Common Holds

How does a student with an Academic Standing Hold become eligible to register for FGCU courses?

 Steps for students returning from Academic Suspension (Complete atlast 2 months prior to the semester student wishs to return):

  1. Contact the Center for Academic Achievement to schedule an appointment with an Academic Success Coordinator
  2. Attend the Academic Coaching meeting with an Academic Success Coordinator in the Center for Academic Achievement
  3. Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor within your individual Academic Advising Department

  SLS 1501 Effective Learning:

First Time in College Students (FTIC) admitted for summer 2018 with an Institutional Cumulative GPA below 2.00 at the close of fall 2018 are required to enroll in SLS 1501 Effective Learning for the spring 2019 term. A First Year Academic Counselor will reach out to these students at the close of the fall 2018 to enroll in the SLS 1501 course. However, students may also contact the advisor before being contacted to enroll in the course. For additional detail please refer to the Academic Standing Policy.

 Eagle Success Program

First Time in College Students (FTIC) admitted for fall 2018 with an Institutional Cumulative GPA below 2.00 at the close of fall 2018 are required toparticipate in the Eagle Success Program for the spring 2019 term. An Academic Success Coach will communicate with these students at the close of the fall 2018 and will be added to a CANVAS group that will provide more information.

Academic Standing Hold Resources:

Academic Standing Policy Catalog

Grade Forgiveness Policy Catalog 

Eagle Success Program


For more information email, call (239)590-7906, or visit Center for Academic Achievement in LIB 103