ERIC Number: ED296257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
An Evaluation of the Success of Counseled Reentry Students with Prior History of Poor Academic Performance.
Woodard, Peggy G.; Suddick, David E.
There are many causes of poor academic performance among college students and many methods of assisting academic underachievers to improve their academic standing. A study was conducted to compare the rates of ongoing academic success of students who had been academically suspended and who reentered the university less than one year following academic suspension versus those who reentered after more than one year. Data were drawn from one university's records of students (N=111) who were applying for readmission to the university in 1984 through 1986. The data indicated that approximately 66% of readmitted students achieved academic success, but rates of success varied widely by status. Seventy-six percent of students who returned less than one year after suspension succeeded academically. For students who were absent from the university for at least one year, a marked disparity in their rates of ensuing academic success was noted. Students who availed themselves of counseling services had a 63% rate of success compared to 38% for students not seeking the services of the counseling center. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Chicago, IL, March 20-23, 1988).