The Academic Progress Report (APR) System in ConnectCarolina enables instructors to communicate with students exhibiting signs of academic distress and students succeeding in a course. Between the 2nd and 11th weeks of a fall or spring semester, an instructor of a course may issue each student up to 2 of the following APR comments:
- Assignment/Homework Concern
- Class Participation Concern
- Quiz/Examination Concern
- Writing Skills Concern
- General Concern
- Immediate Action Suggested
Comments Regarding Concern for Attendance:
- Never Attended
- Intermittent Attendance
- Stopped Attending
- Good Class Participation
- Keep up Good Work
- Showing Improvement
- Outstanding Performance
If you receive an APR, you will be notified through your official UNC-Chapel Hill email account. For additional information, please review the following FAQs.
APRs are comments entered by your instructor regarding your academic performance in a given course. APRs can include positive or constructive feedback. If you receive an APR with constructive feedback, you should take action as soon as possible.
Example APR you might receive for a class
Example of summary email containing all APRs you received for the semester
You will receive an email a few days before the start of each APR period to remind you to keep an eye on your university email account for APRs over the next several weeks. When you receive an APR from your instructor, you will be notified through your University email account as well.
APRs are sent between the 4th and 7th weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters.
No, progress reports will not appear on your official or unofficial transcript.
First, be sure to click the acknowledgement button on the bottom of your email notification. This lets support offices know that you have read the feedback provided to you.
The actions you might take after receiving an Academic Progress Report will vary depending on your individual academic situation. The notification email you receive will contain the specific steps recommended for you. If you have a questions about the APR, you can contact your Academic Advisor or The Office of Undergraduate Retention. Below are possible actions you could take, depending on the type of progress report comment(s) you receive:
||Academic Concern Actions:
||Attendance Concern Actions:
|General Concern or Immediate Action
||General Concern Actions:
||Positive Feedback Actions:
The APR process starts when your instructor enters progress reports in ConnectCarolina. This causes several things to happen, all of which are intended to help you reflect and take action as necessary to succeed:
- An email containing your instructor’s comments is sent to you.
- Academic Advisors are notified of each comment you receive in ConnectCarolina.
- Reports are also shared with The Office of Undergraduate Retention and other campus resources who collaborate to provide coordinated student support.
Your APR comments can be seen by your instructor as well as other academic support staff like Academic Advisors and the Office of Undergraduate Retention.
You may receive up to 2 instructor comments for each course you are taking. For example, if you are enrolled in 5 courses, you can receive up to 10 total APR comments.
Yes, you can receive up to 2 APR comments per course.
The comments you may receive from your instructor fall into 4 categories: academic performance concerns, attendance concerns, positive feedback, and general concerns. Below are the comments associated with each category.
||General Concern or Immediate Action
If you have questions about the specific APR feedback given to you for a particular course, contact your professor for more information. If you have any other questions about APRs or the APR process, contact the Assistant Director for Academic Eligibility and Interventions here: http://studentsuccess.unc.edu/contact-us/