Academic Support Services
The Student Success Center is ready to help you reach your academic potential at Nashville State Community College. Stop by or contact your advisor for support.
If you need some extra one-on-one help with some of your trickier subjects, stop by the Learning Center. Here, you will be connected with a tutor who can walk you through your questions, step-by-step.
If you have questions about your online courses or need help accessing D2L, refer to this page.
Academic Intervention Plan (AIP)
The Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) is a tailored program designed to support you in achieving your academic goals and enhancing your college experience. We understand that every student faces unique challenges, and this plan is created to address your specific needs and circumstances. The purpose of this plan is to provide you with clear steps and strategies to help you improve your academic performance.
Why was I selected to participate in AIP?
Students were selected based on the following academic standing.
- Academic Notice: Once a student falls below the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, they will be placed on academic notice status. While on academic notice, the student must attain a minimum semester GPA of a 2.0. The student will remain on academic notice until the minimum required cumulative GPA of 2.0 is attained.
- Academic Suspension (Appeal Approved): While on academic notice status, if a student fails to attain a 2.0 term GPA, they will be placed on a one-term suspension. These will be students whose appeal was approved.
- Post Suspension: When a student returns from academic suspension, they will be placed on a post-suspension academic notice status. The student will remain on a post-suspension academic notice status if they attain a semester GPA of at least 2.0 or get their cumulative GPA to a minimum standard of 2.0, at which time they will be back in good academic standing status. If the student fails to attain a semester GPA of 2.0 while on a post-suspension academic notice, they will be placed on suspension for two terms.
Academic Improvement Requirements
By the end of the semester, a student should have five touch points. 60% are required for Student Success Advisor meetings. If you miss or are able to attend, you can complete two optional workshops to stay in compliance.
Academic Improvement Plan Strategies
- Academic Advising: Schedule regular meetings with your Student Success Advisor to discuss your progress, select courses, and ensure you are on track with your degree requirements.
- Study Skills Workshops: Attend workshops or seminars on study skills, time management, and effective notetaking to enhance your learning strategies.
- Tutoring Support: Consider seeking assistance from tutors or academic resource centers for challenging subjects or concepts.
- Time Management: Create a weekly schedule that includes dedicated study time, class attendance, and extracurricular activities to help you manage your time effectively.
- Goal Setting: Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) academic goals. Track your progress and adjust your plan accordingly.
- Utilize Resources: Take advantage of campus resources such as the library, academic writing centers, and online resources to enhance your learning.
- Peer Support: Consider forming study groups or seeking guidance from peers who excel in your courses.
- Self-Care: Prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Make time for relaxation, exercise, and stress management to maintain a healthy balance.