Progress Report and Alert Guide for Students


What does an alert mean?

An alert provides feedback regarding your academic progress.  Faculty is concerned about your success in the course and additional assistance may be needed to insure 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 the following:  excessive absences or tardiness that might affect your success, missing assignments, poor performance on tests or quizzes, or poor performance 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.  Faculty want to help you succeed!


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

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


What if I have received 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 the ASC at  You can also click the link below to fill out an Academic Coaching request. The request can be sent to the ASC email address or the request can be dropped off in Room 202, Vines Building.

Academic Coaching PDF document (PDF will open in a new tab)


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

The instructor is the best resource a student has to answer any questions regarding subject matter.  Other support services include assistance from an advisor, Brainfuse, and drop-in tutoring labs for various subjects including math and the Writing Center which is located in Vines Building, Room 202. 


How do I make an appointment with my advisor?

Call 479.788.7000 and ask to be transferred to the advisor that has been assigned to you.  If you are unsure about who your advisor is, contact Advising at 479.788.7400.