academic progress reports for students

Progress Reports – Information for Students
Faculty-student interaction is key to undergraduate success.
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:
Comments Indicating Concern:
  • 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

Positive Feedback:

  • 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 Concerns

  • Writing Skills Concern
  • Quiz/Examination Concern
  • Assignment/Homework Concern
  • Class Participation Concern
Academic Concern Actions:

  1. Visit your instructor during faculty office hours or make an appointment with your instructor to discuss your progress in the course and strategies for improvement.
  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss strategies for success in the course and, if necessary, dropping the course.
  3. Explore university resources, such as the Learning Center or the Writing Center.
Attendance Concerns

  • Stopped Attending
  • Never Attended
  • Intermittent Attendance
Attendance Concern Actions:

  1. If you think you should not be enrolled in this course, check your enrollment status in ConnectCarolina and meet with an advisor in The Academic Advising Program.
  2. If you have circumstances preventing you from attending class, consider meeting with a professional in the Office of the Dean of Students to discuss your situation.
  3. If you are experiencing any health issues preventing you from attending class, visit with Campus Health Services and/or Counseling and Psychological Services.
General Concern or Immediate Action

  • Immediate Action Suggested
  • General Concern
General Concern Actions:

  1. Visit your instructor during faculty office hours or make an appointment with your instructor to discuss your progress in the course and strategies for improvement.
  2. If you have circumstances preventing you from meeting course requirements, consider meeting with a professional in the Office of the Dean of Students to discuss your situation.
  3. If you are experiencing any health issues, visit with Campus Health Services and/or Counseling and Psychological Services.
  4. Explore university resources for academic success.
Positive Feedback

  • Good Class Participation
  • Keep Up the Good Work
  • Outstanding Performance
  • Showing Improvement
Positive Feedback Actions:

  1. Visit your instructor during faculty office hours or make an appointment with your instructor to discuss opportunities for further enrichment in this academic area such as additional courses, opportunities for research, internships, or graduate school opportunities.
  2. Visit University Career Services to explore career opportunities in this area.
  3. Optimize your academic experience by visiting the Learning Center or Writing Center.
  4. Consider participating in a high-impact activity, such as Undergraduate Research, Study Abroad, Global Initiatives, or Service Learning.

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.

Academic Concerns

  • Writing Skills Concern
  • Quiz/Examination Concern
  • Assignment/Homework Concern
  • Class Participation Concern
Positive Feedback

  • Good Class Participation
  • Keep Up the Good Work
  • Outstanding Performance
  • Showing Improvement
Attendance Concerns

  • Stopped Attending
  • Never Attended
  • Intermittent Attendance
General Concern or Immediate Action

  • Immediate Action Suggested
  • General Concern

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/

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