Health and Human Services Academic Support Services

  • Students in Health and Human Services who are in academic difficulty can obtain academic, career and study skills resources, and referrals to other campus offices. The HHS Office Academic Support Services is located in 216 Zink Hall

    How to make an appointment:

    1. If you have not registered for HHS Academic Support Services, do so by calling 724-357-2560.
    2. Schedule an appointment at the same number or by email: bpmastal@iup.edu.
    3. If you are on probation, complete the Academic Recovery Form before your scheduled appointment with the Academic Support Center.

    Important Terminology

    Academic good standing — The student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Probation — Any student with a grade point average less than a 2.0 is placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation could be dismissed if grades do not improve after one semester of probation.

    Academic recovery — The purpose of academic recovery is to assist students who have been placed on academic probation as a result of unsatisfactory academic achievement. Students on probation must meet with the academic support assistant in the college’s Academic Support Center and/or dean’s associate to develop an individualized plan to improve academic performance.

    Individualized improvement plan — Students on probation must develop this plan with the academic support assistant. The plan outlines activities and behaviors that the student must carry out as well as goals the student must meet in order to improve grades. 

    Academic Dismissal — University policy states that students on probation have one semester to improve their cumulative GPA to at least 2.0 or they will be dismissed from IUP. Students who are dismissed may appeal their dismissal only if they fulfilled the terms of their probation/improvement plan and obtain a minimum 2.0 semester GPA.

    Academic Planning Personnel

    Sally McCombie
    Dean’s Associate for Academic Affairs
    Sally.McCombie@iup.edu

    Beverly Mastalski
    Administrative Assistant
    bpmastal@iup.edu

    Sally McCombie is assisted by academic support assistants, who meet on a regular basis with students on probation.

    Academic Recovery Resources

    Please check back regularly for helpful resources. Students on probation can find information about academic recovery on the Academic Recovery form in the Forms section.