Student Connections offers support to assist students on their path to graduation, transfer, and the workforce. We connect students to campus and community resources, host workshops, offer peer support, and provide Early Alert and PASS (Providing Academic Support to Students) Services. Make the connection to Student Success.
- Early Alert
The Early Alert System is a collaborative effort between faculty, staff and students to help students get back on track academically. Our goal is to promote academic success by connecting students to resources and to improve student motivation.
When a faculty or staff member refers a student for Early Alert, the student will be contacted by their assigned advisor or a Retention Specialist. The advisor or specialist will connect with the student via a phone call and/or email, discuss issues going on, share resources available to the student, and create an individually designed action plan to promote continued persistence.
The PASS Program (Providing Academic Support to Students) serves students with academic holds (Academic Probation and Academic Suspension). Our PASS Advisors help students improve academically and develop skills to sustain success in college and in life. PASS Advisors also connect students on Academic Warning with needed resources to promote academic progress. Schedule your PASS Advising meeting today. We look forward to meeting with you.
Academic Warning is given to students who have earned a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 for the first time.
Academic Probation is given to students who have been on Academic Warning in the past and have earned a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0. A hold has been placed on your student account to prohibit future enrollment until you have met with a PASS Advisor. To be in good standing students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Academic Probation Process
Students on Academic Probation must complete the PASS Module in D2L. After a student has scheduled an appointment to meet with a PASS Advisor, they will be added to the Community Group: LSC - University Park PASS 22-23. Students will receive a notification after completion of the module and can show the notification of completion to the PASS Advisor at their meeting. Students are required to complete the module before enrolling into classes.
Academic Suspension is given to students who have been placed on Academic Warning and Academic Probation in the past and have since earned a cumulative GPA lower than 2.0. To be in good standing students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Academic Suspension Appeal Process:
*You have the right to appeal your academic suspension. If you choose to exercise this right, you must follow the appeal process specified by the campus at which majority of your courses have been completed. For more information on the appeal process email UP-PASS@lonestar.edu.
Students wishing to appeal a suspension must complete and submit the following appeal form no later than two weeks before the class start dates for the semester.(form). The packet should be submitted from the student’s mylonstar email to UP-PASS@lonestar.edu or to the Front Desk Staff in the LSC-University Park Advising Office. Students submitting an appeal to the University Park campus must have taken at least 50% of their classes at University Park. All other students should contact the Counseling Office of their home campus: https://www.lonestar.edu/counseling-services. Students can expect to receive a decision notice to their mylonestar email and if approved, will be required to meet with a PASS Advisor before enrolling.
Academic Suspension Appeal Packet
(Calendar of scheduled workshops for the semester will go here. We are currently waiting for rooms to be approved)
Attend one of our interactive campus or virtual workshops for student and life skills development.
First Generation Student Celebration
Are you a First-Generation College Student? Join us for our First-Generation College Student Celebration each November. Have questions now? Stop by the LSC University Park Advising Office and ask for a Retention Specialist or email UP-StudentConnections@lonestar.edu for information on being a First Gen student at LSC University Park.
D2L PASS Community
The D2L PASS Community is a community group where students on PASS can stay connected to the campus by receiving weekly updates on events, resources, and get reminders of student action items. All students on PASS are enrolled into the D2L community and are expected to log in weekly.
For any other questions about Student Connections, Early Alert or PASS, please email UP-StudentConnections@lonestar.edu or stop by the Advising Offices at B13.200. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for choosing LSC-University Park.
For any other questions, please email UP-PASS@LoneStar.edu or stop by the Advising offices (B13.200). We look forward to seeing you at your appointment and thank you for choosing LSC-University Park.