The University of Minnesota requires instructors of 1XXX-level courses to provide midterm alerts for students who may receive a D, F, or N grade at mid semester.
Midterm alerts are provided as a courtesy to students. Failure to receive a midterm alert is not cause for a student to contest a grade in a course.
Midterm alerts are typically provided no later than week 7 of the semester. This allows time for students to improve their grade(s). It also allows students, if necessary, to withdraw by week 8 of the semester, which is the last opportunity to cancel classes without college approval.
Academic advisers are notified of any advisee who receives a midterm alert; the process for addressing midterm alerts varies by program and college. Students should talk with their instructor and academic adviser about any midterm alerts they receive.