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ERIC Number: ED297831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Start Program: Third-Year Report.
Winchell, Anne
Kingsborough Community College's (KCC) New Start Program is designed to assist students facing dismissal at four-year institutions. After referral by the senior college, students who choose to enroll in New Start are admitted to KCC in good academic standing, are permitted to apply up to 30 previously earned credits toward an associate degree, and are assigned a counselor to assist them with academic, transfer, career, and personal concerns and make appropriate referrals to on- and off-campus support services. Data on the program's achievements during its first three years of operation indicate that: (1) the number of cooperating senior colleges increased from one to nine; (2) about 90% of the participants attended KCC as full-time, day students; (3) continuation rates were usually about 80% for the fall to spring semesters, and 65% for the spring to fall semesters; (4) the 355 students enrolled in New Start in 1987-88 maintained a grade point average of 2.22 and completed 90% of their courses; and (5) of the 473 students participating in New Start since the program's inception, 17% earned degrees or transferred back to senior colleges, 54% were still enrolled at KCC in spring 1988, 20% dropped out, and 9.1% were dismissed from KCC because of poor academic performance. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.