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Academic Alert Resources

College can be hard! Sometimes you can’t keep up. Pima is here to help. 

We have set up ways to give you support and options to be successful on your path toward your goals. 

Don’t give up! Here are what we call Academic Alert Resources you can use to find success at Pima.

If you are having difficulty with course material or need to learn skills to help you academically, the following resources are available to help you achieve your goals:

  • Communicate with your instructor: Go to class, ask questions, send them email, call or visit them during office hours (check the syllabus).
  • Contact your assigned advisor or counselor. They can often assist with connecting you to college resources and discuss educational goals.
  • Visit the Learning Center for free tutoring on a wide range of subjects.
  • Meet with a counselor for help with study skills, test-taking skills and career planning, as well as personal challenges. 
  • Student Services Center staff can assist you in finding resources to help you academically.
  • Student Success courses are available for credit that can help you with study skills, testing skills, critical thinking and math success skills. These are listed as STU classes in the Schedule of Classes.
  • Check out Access and Disability Resources for accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
  • Visit the Library for a variety of services.

You must meet the deadline to drop a class without getting a grade penalty and without having to get the instructor’s permission. 

After that deadline passes, you must withdraw from a class through MyPima before the withdrawal deadline.

If you fail to withdraw by the withdrawal deadline and stop attending class, you could remain on the active class roster and possibly will receive a grade of "F." 

Dropping or withdrawing from classes may have a negative impact on your financial aid eligibility.  Please read carefully Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

  • Learn more about how to drop or withdraw from class.
  • Drop/Withdrawal deadlines for your classes can be found on your MyPima Academics tab in the My Schedule section.
  • Drop/Withdrawal deadlines are also posted on the Academic calendar.

There are consequences if you don’t successfully complete a class. That’s why we urge you to use the resources to avoid them.

By not successfully finishing classes you 

  • could jeopardize your final grade.
  • affect your ability to meet the Academic Standards.  

Getting a failing grade will negatively impact your grade point average (GPA) for possibly several semesters. Poor grades or to many “W” marks may lead to being placed on academic warning, probation or restriction.

A failing grade or a “W” mark in a class could lead to losing your financial aid in the future if you are not meeting the financial aid standards of progress. Be sure you are aware of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

We can help you get back on track. An advisor can help you if you find yourself

  • having a hard time finishing classes.
  • getting failing grades.
  • jeopardizing your financial aid.
  • facing academic restriction, probation or disqualification.
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