ERIC Number: ED188118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Summer Acceptance Program: A Viable Option For Provisional Students Entering a Private University.
Trevino, Consuelo; Wise, Bette
A five-week summer program for special acceptance students has been developed at St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Texas. Students accepted into the program must show high potential in the form of good high school grades or high test results. The special acceptance program has three components. The academic skills component is a three hour noncredit course designed to improve reading comprehension, speed, and study skills. The second component is a college orientation and career awareness group that includes individual counseling. The third component is the regular freshman English course, which must be successfully completed in the summer. Students who do not complete the Special Acceptance Program are not permitted to enroll the following term. Participants' academic and retention profiles indicate that the provisional students have succeeded academically and nearly half of the first group completed four years of college, while ninety percent of the 1979 participants are completing their first year of studies. The program has served the minority population especially well, since sixty percent of the students have been Mexican American and eight percent have been black. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (13th, San Francisco, CA, March 27-30, 1980).