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The Early Alerts Program is a program that allows faculty to enter alerts for students receiving a D/F/U in their courses for first-year seminars in Week 3 and for other courses beginning in Week 4 of each term. Early Alerts uses iAlert, a component of iAdvise, which is UIC's online platform to help students succeed by streamlining communication and integrating the advising community.

Alert information is provided to students so that they can take action to succeed. Alerts are provided to advisors so that they may intervene with the student and assist the student in navigating through issues earlier in the term so that students can improve their performance in the course.

Early Alerts is administered in a select number of 000, 100, and 200-level courses.

Instructors can elect to participate in Early Alerts by contacting the staff of OAD at

The courses for which alerts are currently required are: Heading link

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First-Year Writing Program Alerts (ENGL 060 – ENGL 161) and Foreign Language are entered starting in Week 4 of each term and must be entered by the Monday of Week 5. Alerts are now sent through iAlert in real time to students and advisors. Once completed, alerts reports are sent to advising administrators.

For specific courses, such as PHYS 141, MATH 105, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 125, MATH 160, MATH 165, MATH 180, CHEM 101, CHEM 122, CHEM 124, and CHEM 232, alerts are actually administered based upon the results of the first examination in those courses and are sent to students and advisors in Week 4 through 8 based upon the scheduling of the first assignment, major assessment, quiz or examination.

Our Information for Faculty page provides links to entering alerts and more extensive downloadable information regarding how to enter alerts, the purpose of alerts, and the timeline for intervention.

Information for Advisors is available and provides information on the purpose of alerts, information on how instructors enter alerts, and what to expect once alerts are processed and sent to advisors.

OPEN SESSIONS for entering Alerts in iAdvise