Early Alert

You may have received an Early Alert for excessive absences, doing poorly on assignments/quizzes, or a professor thinks you may have a particular difficulty in the class. Whether or not it was out of the ordinary, Early Alert is a reality check from a professor who thinks you might benefit from some extra help. Typically students who struggle for any reason at the start of the semester will struggle again later in the semester and might fail the class.

The Division of Student Success has a host of programs geared to help you identify, adapt, and move on from whatever may be a stumbling block. Our Academic Coaches will be reaching out to you to talk about the Early Alert you received. These requests are to close the loop between a professor's concerns and a solution to whatever may be troubling you, even if it was a one-time mistake.

What you should do:

  • Talk to your professor about your Early Alert. They submitted it because they care about your success. Connect with your professor to find out what may have caused them to submit an Early Alert.
  • Meet with an Academic Coach in the Division of Student Success. These professionals can help you really find out what is blocking your path and how to best clear it out of your way.
  • Visit tutoring, drop-in math/stats, writing support, or our workshops. These resources can really help you regain any lost footing so you can end the semester with an A.

To learn more about Early Alert, please contact Orla Downey at 617-573-8099.

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