Harpur Academic Recovery Program (H.A.R.P.):
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Harpur Academic Recovery Program (H.A.R.P.)?
Who is eligible to participate in the H.A.R.P. program?
Currently, the program is open to first-time probation students in Harpur College.
What are the benefits of participating in the H.A.R.P. program?
The H.A.R.P. program provides students with the resources and support they need to recover academically. Additionally, successful completion of the program makes first-time probation students eligible for an academic standing reset.
Can I participate in the H.A.R.P. program every semester?
The H.A.R.P. program is designed for students in their first semester of probation. Although students can participate in the events each semester, they are only eligible for the Academic Reset one time.
What do I need to do to earn an academic standing reset?
In order to earn an academic standing reset, students must first contact Harpur Advising to opt into H.A.R.P. Then, students will have to engage in a total of seven activities determined in conjunction with their advisor. These events include a required monthly meeting with the student's H.A.R.P. advisor in addition one other monthly event. Additional events can include advisor meetings, workshops, or social events. Most importantly, students in H.A.R.P. must increase their semester GPA from their previous semester to be eligible for an Academic Reset.
When my standing is reset does that also mean that my GPA will be reset?
No. A student's GPA will never be reset. Assuming you meet the requirements for Academic Reset, your academic standing will be changed for the semester prior to your completion of the H.A.R.P. circuit.
If I participate in the HARP program and I do not earn a semester GPA of 2.0, will I be suspended?
First-time probation students who successfully participate in the H.A.R.P. program and complete it will be eligible for an Academic Reset and will not be suspended as long as they demonstrate an improvement in their semester GPA as compared to their prior semester.
Do I need to sign a contract?
Yes. In order to be eligible for an academic standing reset, students are required to sign an academic recovery contract.
Can I change my "Circuit" mid-way?
Yes, you can can your "circuit" mid-way if you find that attending workshops or events are more beneficial to you rather than one-on-one advisor meetings and vice versa.
How many appointments can I miss?
Participants are only allowed to miss one advising appointment, which they must re-schedule. More than one missed appointment will make students ineligible for participation in the H.A.R.P. program and also ineligible for an academic standing reset.
How do I sign up for appointments?
Students are responsible for setting up their initial appointment with the H.A.R.P. team. Students can do this by contacting their assigned advisor, scheduling via Starfish, or calling Harpur Advising at 607-777-6305. All subsequent meetings will be determined with their advisor after each meeting.
How do I sign up for workshops or events?
Students are responsible for signing up for workshops or events during their monthly advisor meetings.
Can I bring friends who are not on probation to the workshops/ events?
Yes, as long as they have signed up in advance to attend. Each event will have a limited number of seats so please register ahead of time.
What are the types of workshops and events available?
Can I choose my H.A.R.P. advisor?
Students who have been working with a particular advisor in prior semesters will be considered for assignment with the same advisor. However, in most cases, a H.A.R.P. advisor will be assigned to a student based on availability and advisor specialization.