Early Alert

What is Early Alert?

Occasionally throughout your college career you may receive an email from your Academic Advisor informing you that your professor has submitted an "early alert" on your behalf. These are timely notifications submitted independently by professors to let you know of a potential issue in a course. Early alertsStudents at sunset can vary in the scope and range of detail provided by the professor. They are not limited to, but can include:

  • Missing assignments
  • Low test scores
  • Inadequate participation
  • Recommendations for tutoring

Your Academic Advisor can touch base with you on the nature of the alert and what steps they recommend to help you choose the best course of action for you and your individual needs. Remember, Early Alerts are not necessarily a reflection of your current grade in the course and are at your professor's discretion to submit.

Would you like more information on your Early Alert?

Please schedule an "Early Alert Check-In" advising appointment with an Owl Advisor to learn more!

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    • SMART Center 
      Writing Center
      Supplemental Instruction
      Coles College of Business Tutoring Services
    • Tutoring for various STEM courses as well as some humanities and social science courses.

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      Writing help, topic development, thesis construction, organization, teaches skills in editing and

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      Weekly study sessions in a variety of courses led by an SI leader in a small group setting.

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      Tutoring for ACCT (2101, 2102, 3100), ECON (2105, 2106, 2300, 3300), FIN 3100, MGT 3200.

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    • Foreign Language Resource Collection
      CCSE Tutoring Lab Center
      English Language Program
    • Tutoring for 12 languages and foreign language placement testing services.

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      Tutoring for most CCSE introductory courses and most programming languages.

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      Tutoring in writing, grammar, reading, pronunciation
      conversation, and public speaking for those whose first language is not English.

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      Weekly 50-minute workshops will be hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams that cover Time Management, Study Skills, Test Anxiety, and Procrastination

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  • Withdrawing from a Class or Classes After Drop/Add

    After 11:45 P.M. on the last day to drop/add courses (see Academic Calendar for specific semester dates), there is NO refund for withdrawing from a course(s), which would still leave a student enrolled at KSU. The student must completely withdraw from ALL classes for the semester in order to receive a refund. [University System of Georgia Policy] To withdraw from a course(s), a student must complete an online withdrawal.
    Kennesaw State University reserves the right to change its fees, charges, rules and regulations at the beginning of any semester and without prior notice.

    Withdrawing from All Classes

    If a student withdraws from all classes after the last day of the drop/add period and before the “Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty” for the specific semester, students are entitled to a partial refund of tuition depending on the percentage of the semester that has passed since registration. Please refer to the withdrawal dates and refund percentages by semester.

    Online Withdrawal Procedure

    To withdraw from a class or classes after the Drop/Add period has ended, complete the following steps:

    1. Go to Owl Express
    2. Log in with student NetID and password
    3. Select “Registration”
    4. Select “Class Withdrawal”
    5. Select “Proceed to Withdrawal Program”
    6. Select the class or classes from which to withdraw
    7. Print the confirmation page to confirm withdrawal.

    Limits on Withdrawals

    Students may withdraw from one or more courses any time before the last three weeks of the semester. However, as of fall 2004, students will be allowed a maximum of eight total withdrawals if they enter KSU as a freshman. Transfer students will be allowed one withdrawal per fifteen credit hours attempted, for a maximum of eight. Students who choose to pursue a second degree at KSU will be allowed two additional withdrawals. Students who entered KSU before the fall of 2004 will be allowed one withdrawal per fifteen credit hours attempted for a maximum of eight after the institution of this policy. Students who exceed the maximum number of withdrawals will receive a grade of “WF” for any subsequent withdrawals.

    To completely or partially withdraw from classes at KSU, a student must withdraw online at: www.kennesaw.edu, under Owl Express, Registration, Class Withdrawal. Students who officially withdraw from courses before mid-semester will receive a “W” in those courses and receive no credit. They will not however suffer any academic penalty. Students who officially withdraw after mid-semester (and before the last three weeks of the semester) will receive a “WF,” which will be counted as an “F” in the calculation of their grade point average.

    The only exceptions to these withdrawal regulations will be for instances involving unusual circumstances, which are fully documented. Students may appeal to the academic standing committee for consideration of unusual circumstances.

    *Dual Enrollment students should reach out to owladvisingde@kennesaw.edu to discuss DE withdrawal processes and ramifications