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Laying Tracks Program

Welcome to the Laying Tracks Program! This is the Exploratory Studies innovative program for students on Academic Notice to help them get their grades "back on track"! We are here to support and encourage your success!

Laying Tracks is made up of 1) a reflective survey, 2) exercises that examine past behaviors and help you develop stronger future study strategies, and 3) advisor support. This program has a great track record of helping students return to Good Academic standing, set realistic goals, and increase their scholarly confidence and resilience.   

If you are placed on Academic Notice, you will receive e-mails from both the University and your academic advisor. Take the time to read these e-mails carefully! These detail the what's, why's, and how's of Academic Notice - and more importantly, how to get back into good academic standing. A great resource to visualize that process can be found on the Academic Success Center's site: FAQs about Academic Notice and Laying Tracks.

How to complete Laying Tracks:

1) Fill out the University Academic Notice Survey as soon as you are able. Over summer or winter break is a great time to do this! The deadline to complete this brief survey is 5:00 pm on the second Monday of classes before you meet with your advisor. The advisor receives an electronic copy of this survey.

2) Schedule an hour-long Laying Tracks (Academic Notice) appointment with your advisor using our Boiler Connect online calendar or by calling (765) 494-0843. The deadline for this appointment is 5:00 pm on the second Friday of the semester. This will give you time to get used to your courses so you can plan out a good study strategy.

3) Before your appointment, complete the Pre-meeting Laying Tracks reflection sheet. To begin, save the fillable PDF to your computer, then complete it, and save it as "LT reflection [your name]". E-mail the completed exercise to your advisor or have it available during your appointment.

Completing Laying Tracks early in the semester is critical to your success! Changing behavior and building good habits after a rough semester can be very hard (and hard on the ego), but it's very doable with focused planning and strong support. Your Exploratory Studies Academic Advisor truly cares about your success and wants to assist and encourage you throughout this process!