3 steps to recover from an academic setback

Published: Jan. 28, 2014

Receiving a poor grade can sometimes feel like the end of the world, but realizing that there are options is the first step toward turning it around. Identifying the circumstances in your life and seeking out campus resources to improve will quickly make a difference and ensure that one grade doesn’t become a real problem. For these and more tips on getting through a rough patch, check out this month’s free Student Health 101 online magazine.

Another great resource is CU-Boulder's Bounce Back Program. Bounce Back is a free, semester long group for students on academic probation (AP), who are at risk of being on AP, or who are in Continuing Education working toward reinstatement. It addresses the many college student concerns that can stand in the way of academic success. Students can improve academic skills, rebuild their confidence, and connect with others who are going through similar experiences. They can learn better study and organization skills and explore other factors affecting academic success such as stress, finding balance, motivation, and building support, through a research based program shown to increase the likelihood of successfully getting off probation.