The overall goal of Academic Services is to enhance the student’s probability for
success in both their academic and life-goal pursuits. Academic Services encompasses
a wide range of both academic and administrative services including: Academic Probation
Program, Academic Skills Program, and Placement Testing, both national and residual.
A description of these services can be found below. For additional information, select
one of the following headings.
The academic probation program is centered on those students that have failed to attain
or maintain appropriate academic performance. This program encompasses those students
entering the university on “Conditional Admission," with an ACT score of 19 or below
or those “Probation” students that have not met the universities minimum standard
for overall GPA for their academic level.
Ouachita Baptist University is committed to student success and retention. For this
reason, an early alert process has been developed to help adapting students achieve academic
success. OBU Connect is a software program that enables instructors to identify students
having difficulties in their classes and connect them with campus services that can
Academic Skills Program
Courses in the Academic Skills Development Program provide assistance in the acquisition
of college level reading, mathematics, English, and study skills. The number of hours
required for graduation is increased by the number of hours taken in ASKL courses.
ACT and GRE Testing
The ACT college readiness assessment test is “a curriculum- and standards-based educational
and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.”
Information retrieved from ACT's National website.
The GRE is a graduate-level admissions test which is committed to “helping schools
make the best admissions decisions and helping test takers do their best on test day.”
Information retrieved from GRE's General website.