ERIC Number: ED213375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Non-Traditional Approach to Pre-College Counseling.
McDaniel, Malinda; And Others
A Memphis State University Program to familiarize prospective students and other college-bound students with academic and service information regarding college attendance is described. The program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college, to identify resources available at the university, to improve the university's public relations with high school students and counselors, to improve the retention rate of new students, and to increase the number of students from the university's primary feeder high schools. The program was developed based on the input of prospective students and counselors. A workshop was held and students and counselors were given a schedule of classes, academic information, a university bulletin, and student aid fact sheet. Information was provided on college terms such as department, elective, and semester hours, and on areas such as academic regulations, procedures for dropping courses, and department requirements. Tips for scheduling concerned information on locations of building and time between classes. Resources available through academic counseling, career counseling, educational support programs, and other services were also discussed. At the conclusion of each session evaluations were distributed, which involved student ranking of categories most helpful and least helpful. In 1980 students ranked scheduling as the most helpful area of the workshop and identified computation of grade point average as least helpful. About one week after the presentation, a subjective evaluation was sent to counselors and teachers involved. Additional findings and overall outcomes of the workshop are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Memphis State University TN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Academic Advising Association (Indianapolis, IN, October 1981).