SLA targets high-risk for failure courses, not students. The service is available for all Ferris students who choose SLA sections at registration. Once a student signs up for an SLA course, the student is required to attend SLA workshops until the first assessment. After the first test or quiz only students whose grades are below the level set by the professor are required to attend. Many students who are performing well in the class still attend the SLA workshops because of the opportunity to improve their grade.