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If you're receiving GPS emails, then you're benefiting from timely and relevant communication from your instructor. GPS is a tool that makes it easy for faculty to get in touch with about your performance in class and is available for all undergraduate classes.
Are you positioned for success?
The GPS System
- Delivers emails from your instructors to you about progress in your classes
- Connects you with resources
- Supports your academic success
Use GPS to manage your GPA
Why your Grade Point Average (GPA) matters
- Keeping a GPA above 2.0 keeps you in good academic standing
- GPA may be a consideration for financial aid and scholarships
- Your GPA may allow for participation or eligibility for athletics, clubs, and programs
- Some majors require a certain GPA
- A good GPA may allow you to graduate with honors or make you more
competitive for graduate school
Make the most of GPS - Give yourself the best chance for academic success!
- Check your NAU email account for GPS messages
- Talk with your instructor if you have questions about your GPS messages
- Contact an advisor if you need additional help
- Didn't receive a GPS message? Take the initiative and talk with your instructor about your current status
How GPS works
- Instructor submits GPS message
- generates email to you
- places notification in MyNAU
- Instructor message copied into LOUIE student record
- Web resources are linked in each GPS email and are available 24/7 on the GPS student pages
- Advisors and student support personnel can review instructor feedback in determining appropriate recommendations.
You take appropriate action in response to the instructor's feedback
You access and use resources
Work with advisors and support personnel; respond to outreach
Anytime you enroll in a class, review the academic calendars posted on the Registrar's website. You can also link to specific class information when you see this icon.
Know the deadlines for
- Dropping a class with no record (no petition necessary)
- Dropping a class with a "W" on your transcript (no petition necessary)
A "W" indicates withdrawal from a course; a "W" does not carry credit hours or GPA points
- Withdrawing from all classes for a term (no petition necessary)
Before you drop a class
Dropping a class may help you maintain your overall GPA, but you must also consider "full-time" enrollment requirements for other eligibilities such as:
- Financial aid (of any kind)
- On-campus housing
- Participation eligibility for athletics, clubs, programs
- Personal insurance
Speak with an appropriate representative about enrollment requirements. Some of these programs monitor enrollment by the term, while others monitor by the academic year. "Full-time" status can range from 9 to 15 units per term depending upon the program. Speak with an advisor about possible options if you can't drop a course.
Also review "Dropping a Course" in the Academic Catalog
Who gets GPS emails?
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate course is eligible for GPS messages. It is up to the instructor to use GPS or not.
What information is included in a GPS message?
Instructors can send a personalized messages about grade, positive feedback, or specific academic concerns. Attendance concerns can also be communicated. Strategies and resource links are also included.
Specific grade information will only appear in a secured hyperlink unique to your email.
What can I do when I receive a GPS message?
- Take appropriate action if necessary
- Contact your instructor
- Visit student resources online
- Contact your academic advisor
Can I reply to a GPS message?
Yes, your reply will go directly to the instructor.
What if I receive a GPS message that is obviously not for me?
Reply to the email and let your instructor know that there was an error.
Why are GPS messages placed in my LOUIE student record?
In addition to providing direct communication with your instructor, GPS information may be used by advising offices and advisors and support personnel to direct you to resources for academic success.
Who can view the GPS information in my LOUIE student record?
Academic advisors and support personnel. In addition to providing direct communication with your instructor, GPS information may be used by advisors and support personnel to direct you to resources for academic success.
For questions please contact:
GPS at (928)523-4772 or email@example.com