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Early Alert

Progress Report and Alert Guide for Students

What does an alert mean?

An alert provides feedback regarding your academic progress. The faculty is concerned about your success in the course and additional assistance may be needed to ensure that you succeed. When an alert is received, a potential problem has been identified and action steps are included to resolve the issue.

Why did I receive an alert?

Possible reasons for an alert include:
  • excessive absences or tardiness that might affect your success.
  • missing assignments.
  • poor performance on tests or quizzes or in class.

Faculty may also provide recommendations of support services and actions that lead to future success.


What should I do about the alert?

Respond promptly. Contact your instructor or advisor to set up an appointment to discuss the concerns. We want to help you succeed!

If I receive an alert, does that mean I am failing and should drop the course?

The alert may not mean that you are failing, but you should act quickly to resolve the issue. Speak with your advisor or instructor to address the concern.

What if I receive an alert by mistake?

Contact your instructor to make sure the concern is a mistake.

Where can I go for help with test-taking strategies?

The Gordon Kelley Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a range of academic success strategies including test-taking and test anxiety assistance. An appointment with an academic coach can be made by emailing You can also fill out an Academic Coaching Request formand send it to the ASC email address or drop it off in Vines 202.

What can I do if I need help in my class?

The instructor is the best resource you have to answer any questions regarding the subject matter. Other support services include assistance from an advisor, Brainfuse, drop-in tutoring labs for various subjects, and the Writing Center. 

How do I make an appointment with my advisor?

Call 479-788-7000 and ask to be transferred to your assigned advisor. If you are unsure who your advisor is, contact Advising at 479-788-7400.