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GradesFirst is a web-based student performance monitoring system that provides automated student services and communication between faculty, academic advisors, peer tutors, study hall monitors, Student Support Services staff, and students.  The program allows for monitoring of class attendance, tracking of class assignments, management of students’ advising and tutorial appointments, and monitoring of real-time study hall attendance, and tutoring.  GradesFirst will assist in facilitating communication between all parties involved in the University’s student success efforts and will provide early alerts for students that may be at-risk academically.   Other features of GradesFirst include:

  • Accessible to students, faculty, and staff from any computer with access to the web
  • Enhanced Early Alert System to identify at-risk students early in the semester
  • Effortless Progress Reports
  • Advising Summary Reports
  • Communication center for e-mail, text messaging, and Facebook
  • Tutor Management and Summary Reports
  • Appointment Calendars, Class Schedules, Time Management, etc.
  • Real-time Study Hall Tracking and Reports
  • Tracking of specific groups (athletes, EMAP students, freshmen, etc.)


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