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Early Alert Information

Early Alert was created by faculty at UW Oshkosh to help students better track their academic progress in their courses.

Emails are sent to undergraduate students enrolled in 14 week courses during the 5th week of each semester. These emails will indicate if a student is at risk of failing a course for one of the following reasons;

  • Class attendance
  • Frequently not participating or prepared
  • Habitually late to class
  • Incomplete/missing assignments
  • Low assignments/test/quiz scores
  • Other

Be aware that instructors are not required to participate in Early Alert. In these cases students should not assume they are doing fine, but rather should follow up with their instructor by email or during office hours to get their specific grade information.

What should I do if I get an Early Alert?

  1. Talk to your instructor in person and ask for tips on how to improve your grade in their class.
  2. Use on campus academic resources to ensure your success. The cost of the resources below is included in your tuition.

Center for Academic Resources:

  • Tutoring of many common 100-200 level courses
  • Student Success Center Suite 102, (920) 424-2290
  • CAR Website

Math Lab:

Reading & Study Skills Center:

Writing Center:

Counseling Center:

  • Confidential assistance with stress management, test anxiety, personal concerns, etc.
  • Student Success Center Suite 240, (920) 424-2061
  • Counseling Center Website

Multicultural Retention Programs:

Accessibility Center & Project Success 

3.  Consider dropping a class if appropriate. Be aware of drop deadlines:

  • Add/Drop Calendar
  • Prior to dropping a course, you should consult with your academic advisor; Student Success Center Suite 202 or (920) 424-1268, or your SSS advisor; Campus Center for Equity in Diversity, (920) 424-1310

Contact Us


Phone: (920) 424-1268                Email:               Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Student Success Center | Suite 202
750 Elmwood Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901


Solution Center | Suite 1140
1478 Midway Rd
Menasha, WI 54952