Before the ninth week of instruction of the semester, warning notices are sent electronically to students for those courses in which their performance has been less than satisfactory. Students who receive warnings are urged to consult immediately the faculty member(s) concerned and their academic adviser to discuss an appropriate course of action.
Warning notices are to be taken seriously. They may be issued for a variety of reasons, including poor attendance, failure to submit assignments on time, inadequate preparation for the level of coursework expected, or an inability to demonstrate a reasonable grasp of the subject matter.
A warning is not a final determination of grade. With proper advice and sufficient effort, students who receive these notices may be able to bring their performance to an acceptable level. Failure to receive a warning notice does not imply that a passing grade will be awarded at the end of the semester.