Early Warning

What is Early Warning?

Each semester, we ask professors to provide feedback about students in their classes early in the semester. We use this process to identify students who might benefit from tutoring, study groups, or other support services. Faculty can flag students for academic difficulties or attendance concerns. 

This Fall, we are running early warning twice: Sept. 10th and Oct. 2nd. Students are encouraged to log into LORA, then click Student Records to see if they have any early warning flags. 

What do I do if I see an Early Warning on LORA?

If you notice your professor flagged you for academics, assignments or attendance, you should first speak with your instructor to let him or her know that you saw the note. Ideally, speak to your instructor during office hours. We also recommend students consult with their academic advisors for ways to improve their grades. 

If you are having trouble with course material, you should meet with a tutor or a study group. We offer free tutoring services in the Student Success Center. Visit here for more information.

If you need one-on-one help with study skills such as time management, procrastination, and note-taking, please check our workshop schedule or visit the Student Success Center to be connected to resources. Or, click here to submit a request to the Director of Retention and Student Success for support

Most importantly, remember this process is intended to ensure you have the resources you need to be successful at Loyola. All students struggle from time to time, and that is part of the normal academic journey. 

What does "satisfactory progress" mean?

When faculty are asked to review their class roster, they must provide a flag for each student. If you see a note that says "satisfactory progress," it means your professor entered early warning notes but did not have a concern about you.

In other words, it's a good sign!

What if I don't see anything next to my classes?

While we encourage all faculty to participate in the early warning process, we may not have information to share for each course. If you do not know where you stand in a course, speak with your professor during office hours. Office hours for each of your professors are listed on your course syllabi.

More questions?

Contact Elizabeth Rainey