Early Alert Information for Students

PC students studying and in the classroom

What is Early Alert?

The Early Alert Program is a system to address academic needs such as time management, study skills, and information of campus resources. Faculty can refer students to the Early Alert Counselor and Advisor and students can refer themselves by scheduling an Early Alert appointment at the Counseling Center.

The Early Alert Staff recommends students to consider the following academic tips to be successful in their courses:

Tips to be Successful in the Classroom

  • Schedule enough homework and study time in your schedule. We recommend you study at least two hours for every hour of class time per week.
  • Study Areas: Study spaces at Porterville College include the Study Rooms, Library, Computer Commons B, and Innovation Centers. Studying and homework should be done in the least distracting environment. Book a private study room through PC's LibCal site.
  • Seek academic support services such as tutoring, math/writing mentoring, and PASS Leaders sessions. Visit the Learning Resource Center for information.
  • Have open communication with your instructor. If you have questions or concerns about a course, talk to your instructor before or after class, at office hours, or via email. Remember to always communicate with them about make-up work and absences.
  • Develop a semester schedule that includes study and homework time for each of your classes.

Tips to be Successful in Your Goal Completion

  • Meet with a Counselor/Advisor. Meet with a Counselor/Advisor at least once a semester to review your academic progress, discuss classes needed for the upcoming semesters, and refer to additional support services.
  • Apply for support programs on campus for additional resources. Visit the Student Services page for more information.
  • Establish your goal. PC offers degrees and certificate programs. If you are undecided on what you would like to study, make an appointment with the Program Coordinator (Career, Transfer, and Internship Services) at 559-791-2329.
  • Ensure you are following your most updated Educational Plan.
  • Be aware of your academic standing, complete an Update form, and check registration date and time every term before registering for the next semester.

Counseling Center Contact Information

559-791-2329 and 559-791-3663

Jackie E. Salas, Early Alert Counselor

Patty Serrato, Early Alert Counselor

Antonio Salazar, Advisor