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Tulane Merit Scholarship Continuation Information

Students who are at risk for losing their Tulane Merit Scholarship can work with the Success Staff to progress toward good standing with their merit scholarship. Students that utilize our office are required to create a plan with a Success Coach. If you are a candidate for the continuation of your Tulane Merit Scholarship, then you are notified via your Tulane email.

Who benefits from the probationary period:

  • Students who did not meet GPA requirements for scholarship
  • Students who fell below full time academic status (12 credits)
  • Students who are returning from a leave of absence (medical and non-medical)
  • Student who were previously on probation who fulfilled requirements for probation, but did not reach the cumulative GPA requirement. These students may continue to utilize the Merit Scholarship Continuation as long as they make progress toward the cumulative GPA requirement.

Important Reminder:

Students who were previously on probation and did not meet semester GPA requirement or credit hours will lose their scholarship and have the opportunity to appeal the loss of their scholarship. Students may appeal cancellation of scholarship to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The basis of the appeal must be extraordinary circumstances that were beyond the student’s control such as serious, extended physical or mental condition. Appeals may be approved or denied by the Committee.

Workshop Requirement:

Students who are working to maintain their merit scholarship and are looking to fulfill probationary terms such as engaging with academic-focused programming can attend the following approved Success Coaching workshops.

Download the fall 2019 workshop schedule

  • Work-Life Balance Workshop–Tuesday, September 10 at 3 p.m. in the Mussafer Hall Classroom (100)
    • What is the “right” balance for you at Tulane? Come ready to explore what you want your work-life to look like and think through what it will take to create the balance you want at your TU home. Learn specific strategies for making decisions around how you do or don’t do “it all”.
  • Test Taking Workshop–Tuesday, September 24 at 12 p.m. in the Academic Learning & Tutoring Center (Building #14)
    • Learn skills to reduce anxiety and improve test taking skills. We will focus on test anxiety reduction techniques, the study cycle, how to prioritize your time, and discuss strategies for test taking.
  • Attention, Time, & Productivity Workshop–Wednesday, October 2 at 3 p.m. in the Mussafer Hall Collaboration Room (116)
    • What are you paying attention to? In this workshop we will discuss strategies for focusing our attention, spending our time intentionally, and how to increase overall productivity.
  • Communicating with Professors–Thursday, October 17 at 4 p.m. in the Mussafer Hall Collaboration Room (116)
    • Your professors are a vital resource to your academic success in college. Come learn tips and strategies for making the most of office hours.
  • Motivation/Procrastination–Wednesday, October 23 at 12 p.m., in the Mussafer Hall Collaboration Room (116)
    Has procrastination gotten the better of you a time or two? Have you struggled to find the motivation to complete certain assignments? You are far from being the only one! In this workshop we will explore strategies for increasing motivation and how that translates into your academic success.
  • Studying/Learning Strategies/Note-taking–Wednesday, November 6 at 5 p.m. in the Academic Learning & Tutoring Center (Building #14)
    • Remember, when it comes to studying and preparing for tests, it’s all about working smarter, not harder. Are you studying using strategies that prepare you for exams that assess you at high levels? Study in sprints and, come exam time, surprise yourself with your own recall. Note taking (that works for you) and your learning style are important to know in order to amplify your learning outcomes.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Navigating Group Projects–Thursday, November 14 at 4 p.m. in the Mussafer Hall Collaboration Room (116)
    • Group work can be challenging sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. In this workshop you’ll learn tips and strategies for overcoming hurdles in collaboration as well as how to maximize each group member’s strengths.
  • Finals Prep–Thursday, November 19 at 12 p.m. in the Academic Learning & Tutoring Center (Building #14)
    • Learn skills to improve memory and prepare most efficiently for final exams, individualized for your learning style!

For more information about merit scholarship continuation requirements, please refer to your Tulane email.