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Because some students may have difficulty adjusting to the atmosphere in higher education, the Success Center has an early alert/referral program.  If students are not performing up to academic standards, faculty can refer students to their academic advisor for assistance.

Students can be referred for excessive absences, low exam grades, lack of participation, low mid-term average, etc.  Students can also receive positive feedback regarding their academic performance via our early alert system.

The Starfish Retention Solutions provides a quick and easy way to refer your students for help early enough in the semester to make a difference. While nothing substitutes for your direct discussions with your students concerning their academic performance (e. g. after class or during office hours), you may decide that additional help in academic assistance is also needed.  That’s when you use the Starfish tool to alert other campus experts who will provide their support.