Continuous monitoring is particularly important in the case of academically deficient students. In these cases, the advisor should keep in close contact not only with the student, but also with his/her professors. In many cases, monitoring of these students includes checking their attendance. A good time to check the advisee’s performance would be around week 7, approximately the time when first midterms are announced and take place, and a general trend in attendance can be observed. In addition, before the semester starts, an advisor may make specific recommendations to an instructor on how to help a student who is struggling with courses.