Academic Alert Resources
The decisions you make now are important to your future educational opportunities in more ways than one! Pima is committed to the success of all of our students; please take steps now to ensure that you are progressing in your college career.
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)
- Visit your campus Learning Center for tutoring on a wide range of subjects
- Meet with a Counselor for help with study skills, text taking skills, and career planning as well as personal challenges. Counselors offer a variety of free workshops on study skills and test taking skills.
- Student Services Center staff can assist you in finding resources to help you academically. You are welcome to visit any of the Centers which are located on each of the six Pima campuses.
- Student Success courses are also 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.
- Access Access and Disability Resources for accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
- Visit the campus Library for a variety of services.
- View the Student Success online tutorials covering topics from "Understanding your Syllabus" to "Becoming a Better Student".
Dropping or Withdrawing from Classes
If you do not plan to attend a class this semester, you may drop the class without instructor permission and without incurring any grade penalty before the add/drop deadline. 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 may 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
Failing to successfully complete classes
By not successfully completing classes you could jeopardize your final grade as well as your ability to meet the Standards of Academic Progress. A failing grade or a grade of "W" will negatively impact your GPA not only now but possibly for several semesters to come. Poor grades may lead to being places on academic restriction, probation, or even disqualification.
If you are receiving Financial Aid, a failing grade in a class could jeopardize your ability to receive funding in the future by not meeting the financial aid standards of progress. Please be sure you are aware of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.