In this study, I examined the effectiveness of adding insight-oriented strategies to an intrusive academic-advising approach with students on academic probation. Twenty males and 22 females at a comprehensive private university participated in the study. Students who attended three to eight meetings had a significant improvement in semester GPA compared to students who attended one or two meetings or no meetings. This study suggests that insight-oriented intrusive advising had a positive affect on academic achievement; however, other factors, such as motivation, may also play a role and are worthy of future investigation.

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Brian A. Vander Schee, PhD (Higher Education Administration, University of Connecticut), is assistant professor of Marketing at Aurora University. His research interests include marketing higher education, student recruitment and retention, and first-year experience. Interested readers may contact him at