Instructional Support Services and Retention
Retention Programs

Early Warning System

Hudson Valley Community College has adopted an Early Warning System based on the institution's commitment to developing a systemic and integrated approach to student retention. The college recognizes that early detection of academic difficulties will increase the college's ability to offer the student access to the appropriate support systems. To this end, the Early Warning System recognizes the importance of:

  • easing the new student's transition into the college environment;

  • early systematic identification of those students who may be academically at risk;

  • early identification of students who may be having difficulties in the classroom and;

  • establishing a common communication link between students and their instructors, faculty advisors and department chairperson.

The Early Warning System has been designed to institutionally support the faculty and academic departments in the identification of and communication with students who are having difficulty in the classroom or with the college experience.