Repeated absences from classes, whether for work, illness, or
just out of boredom or dislike.
A growing feeling that you "just don't
want to think about college," or that "college sucks!"; counting
up grievances against the University and/or
reasons why UTEP is not for you.
Continuing indecisiveness about your major, personal and career
goals, or courses to take, lack of clear goals or vision for your future.
Frequent unexpected or increased illness,
headaches, surprise bouts of "stomach flu,"
Lying to parents or significant other
about your college absences, progress, assignments or grades.
New or increased uncontrolled depression,
exhaustion, self-harm, or bouts of crying.
Lack of sleep; nodding off or falling
asleep in class or on campus.
Increased drinking, smoking, or use of illegal substances;
coming to class "high."
Irresponsible, promiscuous or unprotected
Using any and all excuses to avoid doing homework;
difficulty keeping up with coursework, falling seriously behind on reading
Questioning the relevance of required courses for your
Selecting classes without any connection to career,
Unrealistic overconfidence combined with failing grades or
poor prior academic record.
Running out of money in
mid-semester. Unrealistic hopes for receiving scholarships,
additional student loans and extra financial aid before the money runs
Failure to register for next semester or to reapply for financial aid and/or housing on
time; failure to complete the FAFSA.
O.W. 5/07 rev 1/12