iCARE at Georgia State University seeks to provide support to students who have demonstrated characteristics that hinder academic performance and scholastic success within the first six 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

During the fifth week of the semester, each faculty member completes a report for every first-year student in his/her course that notifies the Office of Undergraduate Studies 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. The iCARE notification sent before the sixth week of the semester affords the students the opportunity to make academic modifications and improvements in a timely manner to achieve scholastic success by the end of the semester.

The iCARE 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

If you receive an iCare notification
Students receive iCARE notifications via email to the student’s @student.gsu.edu address or by a phone call from a representative of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. If you receive one or more iCare notification(s) please take the following actions immediately:

  1. Read all correspondence regarding the iCare notification carefully.
  2. Call the Student Advisement Center at 404/413-2300 to make an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor.
  3. Contact your professor issuing the notification to discuss strategies for improvement.

For more information about the iCare program, consult the Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] or email icare@gsu.edu.


Kate VanDerSchaaf
Office of Undergraduate Studies

At Georgia State University faculty, staff, and students CARE!