Fifth Week Flags Issued

Published in The Tech on November 5, 2013

This semester, 144 freshmen, or 12.9 percent of the Class of 2017, were issued fifth week flags. The proportion of recipients is down from almost a fifth of the Class of 2016 last year. Fifth week flags exist as part of an early warning system to encourage students to reevaluate their study habits.

According to Julie B. Norman, the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP), a fifth week flag is issued to any student who is at risk of not passing a class, which means an overall grade of a D or F five weeks into the semester.

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