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ERIC Number: ED354018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Pages: 7
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Minority/Underrepresented Student Enrollment Enhancement.
Bush, Adolf; And Others
In order to better serve minority students and other underrepresented groups, Fresno City College, in California, implemented two innovative programs: the Re-Entry Student Conference (RESC) and the Registration-To-Go (RTG) program. The RESC was a 2-day enrollment program designed to attract students from the Fresno area over the age of 25. Many of the program participants were completing or had recently earned their high school diploma or its equivalent after being out of the educational system for many years, while others were interested in job training on the vocational or transfer track. Of the 73 students who attended, 50 (69%) were ethnic minorities. The conference featured an introduction to college personnel, a motivational session, presentations on college services, an application workshop for new students, a lunchtime social mixer, assessment testing, and child care. The RESC program also provided follow-up counseling and advisement as the students began their first semester, and as needed afterward. The RTG is an ongoing program intended to provide students completing high school with an opportunity to register for college before their high school graduation date. RTG was designed to "demystify" college, make students aware of college requirements, and promote community colleges as a viable option to those who may not have considered attending college otherwise. The program includes orientation services and helps students complete the college application, take the college assessment test, and register for courses. Conducted at high school campuses in collaboration with high school personnel, RTG has grown from serving 149 students at 3 high schools in 1988-89 to 1,773 students at 12 schools in 1990-91. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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