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What to do if you receive an academic alert

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2024) — At the University of Kentucky, we take seriously our commitment to the academic success of our students. We want all of our Wildcats to be successful. We know that you may face challenges along your academic journey, and we want to make sure you have the support you need, when you need it. One of the ways we do this is through our academic alert system. 

If your instructors have concerns about your performance in class, they may submit an academic alert. This alert will tell you what the concern is, which may be multiple missed classes or low grades on homework assignments or quizzes and tests, and offer suggestions on how to make improvements. Whatever the academic situation, the main reason that a UK student receives an academic alert is because we care. Use the steps below if you receive an academic alert. 

  1. Connect with your instructor. As soon as you receive an academic alert in a class, reach out to your instructor. If possible, schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss your alert. Find out why you received the alert and what changes you need to make. If you have missed class, make sure you submit any documentation you have for your absences.
  2. Talk with your advisor. Your advisors are here to help you discuss your options and to connect you to campus resources to help you be successful. Be honest with your advisor so that they can provide you with the support you need. To locate the name of your advisor, log into myUK and navigate to myUK GPS under the Student Services tab. Your advisor’s information will be shown on the right side of the page. 
  3. Develop an action plan. Use campus resources, such as tutoring services and Integrated Success Coaching. Make using these resources a regular part of your study routine. For more information about these free resources, click here.  

At the University of Kentucky, students are at the center of all that we do. From the moment you become a Wildcat through graduation and beyond, the Office for Student Success is committed to supporting you. Comprised of five areas and 25 units, together, they have one vision — to help students live a life of meaning. Student Success works through an equitable, holistic and inclusive lens to design and deliver unparalleled services and support a diverse community of learners in achieving their wildest ambitions. In the Office for Student Success this is what we do — this is who we are. You can explore resources available to you here. If you have additional questions, you can reach a Student Success team member by calling the helpline 859-218-YouK (9685).