Congratulations! You have taken your first step to find your own path to be successful in college. Classes can be difficult, and sometimes we need extra support and guidance to help us figure out the success strategies that work best for us.
Life happens, and that can get in the way of our classwork. We are here to help connect you with resources on campus to help you balance your classes and things that may happen outside of school.
Finding yourself on this page means you may have received an Early Alert email where an instructor indicated they are concerned about you in their class. Do not fear! Your instructors care about you and that is why they participate in our Early Alert support program.
Here are some support that you can expect to receive now:
- Early Alert email: The email will indicate the course and instructor that has submitted the concern.
- Connecting with your Instructor: We encourage you to connect back with your instructor as soon as you are able! They are the experts of your courses and can be the best help that you can receive!
- Phone call from our Student Success Coaches: Our Student Success Coaches make up our Early Alert Phone Outreach Team. This phone call can either serve as a casual connect or to connect you with someone for additional guidance.
How does Early Alert work?
After the tenth day of enrollment, instructors will receive an early alert email with instructions on how to submit alerts during weeks 2-4 of the quarter. Instructors will receive links to early alert surveys created for each class roster. After reviewing a students' progress, instructors will submit alerts only on students for whom they have concerns. Narratives or comments detailing student progress are not included, so this process can take as little as 60 seconds. Students then receive automated emails notifying them of the alert and introducing them to Whatcom's key campus resources.
Please note that this system, when used by all faculty, replaces other early and mid-quarter progress requests (e.g. from International Programs, Opportunity Grant, etc.).
Are students penalized by the alerts?
Students are not penalized by alerts, and alerts are never posted on transcripts. The focus of the Early Alert support program at WCC is student success.
What does an Early Alert email look like?
Who do I contact if I have questions about Early Alert?
If you have any questions concerning Early Alert, please contact Christina Choi, Student Completion Coach.