Probationary Admit Students: An Exploratory Study of First-Year Retention
Presented at 2005 AIR Forum
This study was conducted in response to a request from the Provost, Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Vice-Provost for Enrollment Management. They asked our office to examine first-year success and retention patterns among first-time-college freshmen admitted to the university on academic probation. Specifically, they wanted to know if this group of students earned lower grades and if they are retained at lower rates than students who do meet the university’s admission requirements, with a goal of establishing some guidelines to assist Admissions with making offers of admission to students in this population who were more likely to succeed and be retained.