The Psychology Department has a serious commitment to retaining our majors and seeing them graduate. To this end, we are active in identifying at-risk students and providing services for them:
– Starting the first week, each instructor submits attendance records for every class meeting. Additionally, four weeks into the semester, instructors for every freshman and sophomore course submit grades to the Registrar. These grades and attendance records are used to identify at risk students.
– These at risk students are contacted and provided with tutoring. They may also be required to take an academic study skills course.
– If a student’s first semester GPA comes in below 2.50, they are required to meet with an academic advisor and create a plan for raising that GPA the next semester.
In addition, a tutor is available for each course from 8:00 to 4:30 in the Psychology Department Computer Lab, and at other times by appointment. These tutors are provided, at no cost to the student, by the Department.