ACADEMIC FAILURE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. nonsuccessful attempt at academic achievement, generally stemming from poor capacity as an academic. 2. a marked decrease in academic success that was once present. ACADEMIC FAILURE: "Seth felt horrible when he received his notice from school in the mail after dropping out- it cited his withdrawal and listed him as an academic failure." Related Psychology Terms ACADEMIC UNDERACHIEVEMENT1 GIFTEDNESS UNDERCLASS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE NONSPECIFIC URETHRITIS (NSU) NONGRADED SCHOOL 1 ACADEMIC INTELLIGENCE ACADEMIC OVERACHIEVEMENT ACADEMIC SELF-CONCEPT UNILATERAL NEGLECT CORRELATION BARRIER Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ACADEMIC FAILURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/academic-failure/ (accessed November 21, 2017).