During their first year of study, students are not only learning their different course subjects, but also time management, university-level study skills, and how to deal with competing tasks. All of this must be accomplished at a much faster pace than ever before. University 1's Early Warning program alerts students experiencing academic difficulty to the large number of resources available through University 1 and the U of M to help them succeed.
Early Warning is an informal review of a student's grades, usually at the end of the first term of study. If a student has a grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.0 (C average) after completing 9-12 credit hours, an Early Warning notification is mailed, encouraging students to take action to improve their performance and avoid any further low or failing grades.
The first step an Early Warning student should take is to seek help from University 1 First Year Centre.
University 1 Academic Advisors at the University 1 First Year Centre can help students make early, positive changes by assisting in course selection and degree planning, and to connect students with campus services such as the Academic Learning Centre, Student Counselling and Career Centre, as well as University 1 Programs for Student Success.
Students are advised to meet with a University 1 Academic Advisor at the first sign of difficulty and are encouraged to attend a U1 Formula For Success Workshop to learn about new ways of approaching their studies and developing an academic plan.
All students are formally assessed at 24 credit hours. If a student's GPA is less than 2.0 at this point, they will be placed on Probation.
All Early Warning students are invited to attend a workshop led by a University 1 Academic Advisor. This workshop will provide information on student resources, strategies for success, and most importantly, will show students how they can tailor their academic plan to achieve all of their goals. Attendance is not mandatory for Early Warning students, but is strongly encouraged.
You do not need to pre-register for a workshop. Attend one of the scheduled workshops and fill out the sign-in sheet provided by the Advisor leading the workshop.