All CHSS undergraduate students with both a cumulative and previous semester GPA below 2.0, and an academic standing of warning or probation (not suspension), are required to complete the Student Advising Meeting (SAM) form with their major academic advisor.
Students are notified of this requirement via their Mason email at the beginning of each semester (fall and spring), and will continue to receive frequent reminders from the CHSS Student Success team until it has been submitted.
Regular communication with your academic advisor is key to degree completion. Collaboration on the SAM form means that you have discussed the optimal schedule for your academic success, your current academic standing, grades needed to avoid suspension, and campus resources that may be helpful to you.
Unsure how to locate your advisor? Advising contact information for all academic units in CHSS can be found here.
Students should meet with their academic advisor prior to the add and drop deadlines each fall and spring semester, and should submit the completed, signed form to the CHSS Student Success team within the Undergraduate Academic Affairs office. Registration holds are placed for SAM forms not received by the selective withdrawal deadline each semester.
Students returning from academic suspension, currently on a suspension override, or pursuing re-enrollment do not need to complete the SAM form. For information on documentation required for suspended or re-enrolling students, please visit the Policies and Procedures section of this website.