Indecisiveness about your major, personal and career
goals, or courses to take.
new infectious illness, repeated bouts of "stomach flu,"
migraine, or new throat, skin, lung or
Increased drinking, smoking, or use of illegal substances;
coming to class "high."
Irresponsible, promiscuous or unprotected
sexual behavior; unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.
a few days before or after Spring Break, Thanksgiving, or finals.
Being absent from classes for more
than a week during the semester for any reason.
Not communicating with professors,
not checking e-mail, ignoring calls, texts, letters and phone messages.
Repeatedly missing classes for
family emergencies or transportation problems, for work, illness, or
just out of neglect.
Difficulty keeping up with coursework, falling behind on
assignments, homework or readings.
Letting yourself get
sleep-deprived; nodding off or falling asleep over homework, textbooks, assignments,
when there is a video in class, or
in front of the computer.
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.
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 1/14