Mid-semester grades are now available in the Student Information System (SIS). You can view them by selecting “Grades” from the drop-down menu in the academics section of the main student center screen.
Mid-semester grades are an important indicator of your current standing in each of your courses. If you’re pleased with your mid-semester grades, congratulate yourself on a job well done! Continue to work hard to ensure a strong finish to the semester. If your mid-semester grades are not quite at the level you would like, now is the time to seek assistance and implement a plan for improvement.
Your faculty academic advisor will review your mid-semester grades as well, so now is a good time to contact them to set up a meeting and discuss your academic performance.
Whether you need to make significant changes or slight adjustments, take a moment to consider a few strategies that can help:
- Attend class. Regular class attendance will help you stay on top of course content.
- Be prepared. Review course materials in advance, take notes and ask questions during or soon after class.
- Get sleep. Lack of sufficient and regular rest can have an impact on your memory, concentration and mood.
- Talk to your instructors. Attend office hours, ask questions and get to know your instructors. If you are not happy with your performance on an exam or an assignment, talk with your instructor about what happened and how you can improve. Go to SI sessions whenever possible.
- Study smarter, not necessarily harder. If you need help developing new study techniques, talk with your faculty, navigator and consult academic resources for specific suggestions.
- Take advantage of free services. Academic resources like tutoring, time-management strategies, study habit techniques, study groups with peer tutor moderators and other services are available. Learn more about available resources.
- De-stress. Take a break and clear your mind. Seriously. If you need some strategies University Health and Counseling Services offers wellness programming as well as free and confidential support to help you manage during challenging times.
Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to go for help? Talk with your faculty advisor or navigator —they are here to help and will get you connected with the support you need to succeed!