Early Alert

Early Alert at Georgia State University seeks to provide support to students who have demonstrated characteristics that hinder academic performance and scholastic success within the first several weeks of the semester. Some characteristics may include:

  • Excessive tardiness or absences
  • Lack of participation and engagement in the course
  • Failure to submit assignments or submission of incomplete assignments
  • Grades that indicate potential failure in the course

Within these first few weeks each participating faculty member completes a report for students in his/her course that notifies the Office of First-Year and Transition Programs of students who are doing well, and of students who may benefit from additional resources and support.

The notification is not a grade and is not reported in the student’s academic record. Instead, the notification affords students the opportunity to make academic modifications and improvements in a timely manner to achieve scholastic success by the end of the semester.

The Early Alert program helps students:

  • Recognize academic challenges
  • Identify resources and strategies to address academic challenges
  • Take ownership and become empowered to accomplish their goals for academic success
  • Take advantage of campus resources available on campus


Early Alert Contact:

Kate Kendall
Office of First-Year and Transition Programs