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Grades First

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.

What is Grades First?

GradesFirst is a web-based student performance monitoring system that provides automated student services and communication between faculty, academic advisors, peer tutors, university support services, and students.  GradesFirst will provide early alerts for students that may be at-risk academically. The program also allows for management of students’ advising and tutorial appointments, and monitoring of students on academic probation and tutoring activities.  Other features of GradesFirst include:

  • Easy Access from any computer connected to the web

  • Enhanced Early Alert System to identify at-risk students early in the semester

  • Effortless Progress Reports

  • Straightforward Advising Summary Reports

  • Communication center for e-mail, text messaging, and Facebook

  • Tutor Management and Summary Reports

  • Appointment Calendars, Class Schedules, Time Management, etc.

  • Tracking of students on academic probation and reports

  • Tracking of specific groups (freshmen, honor students, athletes, etc.)

During the Spring 2011 Semester we will continue with trainings and go live with a Beta Test of the system. The system will go Live as a reporting tool Fall 2011.

Visit www.gradesfirst.com for more information about the system, or contact Esteban Olivares or Kendra Greene in the Academic Advising Center to discuss its use.
Academic Advising Center, 202.274.6899 e-mail aac@udc.edu