ERIC Number: ED029634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-16
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Students Accepted on Probation.
Lorberbaum, Caroline S.
This report is a justification of the Dalton Junior College admissions policy designed to help students who had had academic and/or social difficulties at other schools. These students were accepted on probation, their problems carefully analyzed, and much effort devoted to those with low academic potential. They received extensive academic and personal counseling and guidance; those of marginal ability were advised to take programs considered suitable for their needs and interests, thus giving them a second chance. Of the 65 probationary students who completed the fall quarter, 39 qualified for removal from probationary status (five made the dean's list). Of the remaining 27, fourteen failed and were not accepted for the winter quarter. Of the 14 failures, eight petitioned for an were allowed re-admission for the spring quarter. The other 13 of the 27 probationaries were allowed to remain in college because of extenuating personnel circumstances; seven of them made satisfactory academic adjustment, three remained on probation, three failed. Because of the many social and emotional (non-academic) advantages of exposure to a college environment, it appeared to the writer that the extra guidance and counseling to keep the probationary students on campus was worthwhile --so worthwhile, in fact, that even the failures, with still more testing and attention, could possibly be guided into programs where they could do successful work. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Dalton Junior Coll., GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia