How often will you go to class? The answer to that question can predict how successful you will be in college.
The reality at college campuses is that many students miss enough class to hurt GPAs or even end a college career. 44% of first-time students attending a four-year school fail to graduate within six years. For students pursuing a two-year degree, the numbers are even lower.
Let the Class120 dashboard be your tool for better class attendance, improved grades and a higher GPA.
Class120 GEO (Student-Only) can help keep track of your class attendance and provide alerts when skipping class is putting your grades at risk.
- No parent or school involvement required
- Live Reminder Service option includes calls from a Class120 representative when you miss consecutive classes or too many sessions of a single class
- Review your class attendance data on your Class120 dashboard
- Hands-free class attendance monitoring — you download the app to your phone, sign in and bring the charged phone to every class
- equires iOS 7.0 or later / Android 4.4 or later
Is there a connection between class attendance and academic performance?
Yes...and it’s stronger than most students realize.
We recommend that you take a look at "Class Attendance in College: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Relationship of Class Attendance with Grades and Student Characteristics," by Credé, Roch and Kieszczynka, Review of Educational Research, 2010.
"Attendance has strong relationships with both class grades and GPA. These relationships make class attendance a better predictor of college grades than any known predictor of academic performance."
How many classes are college students missing?
According to our student survey, many students miss the equivalent of one year of classes over four years of college.
Even for students who do graduate, missed classes mean a lower GPA, and studies show that a lower GPA results in less earning power after college. That’s why focusing on going to class may be the most important thing you can do to succeed in college.
Still not convinced that poor class attendance might put you at risk of academically underperforming or even failing to graduate?
No family embarks on the college journey expecting a student to fail.
Meet Blake, a scholarship student who started missing classes and dropped out before anyone knew she was in trouble.
Once you begin skipping class, it's difficult to get back on track.
Meet Adam, a good student in high school who wasn’t ready to handle the transition to college. In hindsight, he wishes his parents were aware of his poor class attendance because that might have saved his college experience.