Early Alert Form

How does the Early Alert System work?

  1. A member of the Heidelberg faculty or staff submits a referral through the online form.
  2. The Director of Faculty Student Advising & Support and the Assistant Director of the Academic & Career Support Center review the referral.
  3. Once a student has been contacted and there is some resolution of the issue, the referring faculty or staff member is contacted via email to follow-up on the progress made with the student.
  4. Information that is considered confidential will not be revealed. Please note that some confidential student information cannot be made available to faculty and staff, i.e., counseling referrals.
  5. The Director of Faculty Student Advising & Support and the Assistant Director of the Academic & Career Support Center will maintain contact with the student for the remainder of the semester to follow up and provide ongoing support.

Information for Faculty and Staff:

If a student in your class demonstrates any of the following warning signs or other behaviors you feel
may put the student’s success at risk, please refer him/her via Early Alert.
  • Missing two or more classes within the first two weeks of the semester
  • Missing two or more consecutive classes without notification
  • Consistently late to class
  • Low or no engagement in the classroom (sleeping in class, not taking notes, talking, texting, or
  • lack of participation)
  • Low or no motivation
  • Poor academic performance or marked change in academic performance
  • Failure to acquire textbook or other course materials
  • Failure to complete reading assignments
  • Lack of preparation for assignments
  • Demonstrates little to no skills needed for the course/assignments
  • Isolation –student does not seem to be making appropriate peer connections
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Exhibiting an attitude affecting the engagement of other students in the class
  • Poor quality of work and/or late/missing assignments
  • Other: academic difficulty due to personal issues outside the classroom (financial,
  • transportation, childcare, etc.)
  • Other concerns that pose a threat to student success

Submit an Early Alert