Seven Weeks and Counting...What Now?

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Can you believe it? We are now in the seventh week of the semester!!

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Can you believe it? We are now in the seventh week of the semester!! The transition to college can sometimes be challenging. Our goal at the Center for Academic Success (CAS) is to help your son or daughter have an enriched and successful experience and assist you in finding the balance between guiding your student and supporting their independence. Please visit our Parent’s Page for additional information (http://success.gatech.edu/parent-guide ).

It’s officially feedback time – Midterm Progress Reports. If students are enrolled in 1000/2000-level courses, grades are now available to help them assess their progress. The information is timed so that there is still time left in the semester to make adjustments, if needed. These grades are meant to advise the student and his or her academic advisor, and will not contribute to a student’s GPA or show up on a transcript. Progress report options are S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory, performance level of D or lower) and should be based on the completion of at least one graded assignment.

Do something with this information. Students who discover that they are off track or just think they would like to do better are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Success (www.success.gatech.edu) to find out what they can do to improve their performance. Connecting with a tutor or academic coach, visiting a professor or TA during office hours, or participating in a workshop or study group can help students turn a rough start into a successful finish. All our services are free to students. Let your student know that help is available! Appointments may be scheduled on line at https://academicsupport.gatech.edu/TracWeb40/Default.html or the student can come into our office and make an appointment there. Our office is in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Suite 283.

Information about our upcoming workshops is online at http://success.gatech.edu/workshop-registration-0. Students may register for workshops using this link. Topics covered include Dealing with Procrastination, To Drop or Not, and Dealing with Academic Stress, We also offer online workshops in Time Management, Learning Styles, Overcoming Procrastination and Exam Prep at http://success.gatech.edu/success-workshops. Students may also sign up for Reboot, an academic six-week series of workshops for students who are not meeting their own academic expectations at http://www.success.gatech.edu/reboot-2-oct-18th-nov-22nd.

The Center for Academic Success is your partner in this journey. Let your student know that we are here to help them develop effective strategies for success. Our services are for any student who determines to be strategic about how they approach this transition to Tech. Encourage them to stop by to see how we can help. 

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  • Created By: Sara Warner
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  • Created On: Oct 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 5, 2016 - 1:15pm