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Mid-Year Academy

This information is being provided to all first-year students returning to WVU and the College of Creative Arts in Spring 2024 who achieved below a 2.0 overall GPA in Fall 2023 and are now placed on Academic Probation. A series of Mid-Year Academy (MYA) events are designed to assist you achieve academic success this spring so that you can hopefully obtain a high enough GPA to remove you from Academic Probation status.

All of the required MYA activities discussed below need to be completed by the time classes start on Monday, January 8.

Please note that if you have been processed to change your major for Spring 2024 to something outside the College of Creative Arts, your Mid-Year Academy will be with that college and you should contact them for their information. If for some reason you are not returning to WVU at all this Spring, please contact CCA Associate Dean Dr. Sandra Schwartz.

Required activities for Mid-Year Academy Students:

As a first-year student attending Mid-Year Academy, you MUST complete the following required activities:

  1. University activities:
    1. Review the 5-minute Opening University Welcome Video.
    2. Complete the 10-minute Student Lingo ‘Success Strategies for Probation Students”. This video can be found at the above web site.
  2. College of Creative Arts activities:
    1. Carefully watch the 30-minute CCA MYA Learning Module
    2. Complete the CCA MYA Quiz and Survey based on the above CCA MYA Learning Module. This may take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. 
    3. Meet with an academic advisor representative to review your spring schedule during the week of January 2. Does your schedule need to be amended? Do you need to take less classes than you registered for? Do you need to repeat courses under the University’s D/F repeat policy?

      Please contact the representative below to set up your virtual meeting:
      1. All Art and Design students: Contact Prof. Dylan Collins at
      2. Game Design and Interactive Media students: Contact Prof. Jeffrey Moser at
      3. All Music students: Contact Dr. Kelly Burke at
      4. Acting students: Contact Prof. Lee Blair at
      5. Musical Theatre students: Contact Prof. Ryan Scoble at
      6. Puppetry students: Contact Prof. Joshua Williamson at
      7. Theatre Design and Technology students: Contact Prof. Steven Neuenschwander at
      8. Theatre BA students: Contact Prof. Joshua Williamson at
      9. Dance students: Contact Prof. Yoav Kaddar at
      10. CCA MDS students: Contact Mr. James Froemel at

    4. Contact Kimberly Nichols, your CCA Student Success Coach, at to set up your first meeting. More details about Student Success Coaching will be in the CCA MYA Learning Module.

    5. Complete a CCA Student Success Contract

For further information or if you have questions, please contact CCA Associate Dean Dr. Sandra Schwartz. She would be glad to have either an in-person or virtual conversation with you. If you have specific financial aid questions, please contact Dr.