In 2005, a North Carolina high school hosted an event called College Application Day, with the goal of having every senior complete and submit at least one college application. The program soon spread statewide, reaching underserved students and by 2011, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad advocated scaling the program nationwide.
California State University is preparing to implement a host of policy changes that will improve student achievement and lead to more Californians earning a high-quality degree in less time—including a revamp of the support structure for underprepared students in need of skill development.
During the ACE2017 session on “American College Application Campaign: Working with Higher Education Leaders to Promote Access and Completion,” attendees heard from key leaders of Delaware’s college application campaign, Delaware College Application Month.
Asking for help can be daunting on a college campus—just ask any first-year student. But for those who are the first in their family to attend college and may lack the built-in familial support systems that other students might have, it may be hard to even identify who to ask. A new program at Hamline University is making it easier to know where to turn.
A Princeton University (NJ), summer program aims to give a group of entering students the chance to immerse themselves in the institution’s intellectual culture, engage with fellow scholars in community-building activities and work closely with faculty members.
A program at Ohio State University is giving new meaning to mentorship. Mentor-A-Buckeye is a unique mentorship initiative that pairs Ohio State undergraduates with ninth graders from underprivileged Columbus City Schools and a community leader who serves as a mentor to both students.
GED Testing Service announced today that it is partnering with some of the nation’s largest employers—including Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Southeastern Grocers—to create GEDWorks,™ a comprehensive program free for employees who want to earn their GED credential.
With implementation of the Tennessee Promise, higher education is looking to Tennessee for lessons learned during its foray into the world of free community college. The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is no less a stranger to scrutiny for its innovative practices in developmental education. Tristan Denley discusses TBR’s pioneering approach to remediation.
At California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), nearly 40 percent of the student body identifies as Latino. Unfortunately, many first-generation Latino students face major hurdles to pursuing a post-secondary education. And when they do enroll, they often find the transition challenging—which is why CSUSM launched The Latin@ Center earlier this month.
First launched in 2006, the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program supports nearly 1,250 undergraduates annually and will soon surpass the 2,000 alumni milestone. For the first-generation and low-income students in the program, early estimates indicate that they are 44 percent more likely to graduate in four years and 47 percent more likely to complete in six years compared to their peers.
Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ) recently launched a new project aimed at creating a community of support and access for youth aging out of the foster care system. The “Bridging Success Initiative” will help foster children get into and complete college by focusing on retention, degree completion and transfer.
As colleges and universities gear up for the fall semester, many students are likely scrambling to finish one last task: summer reading. Many schools require incoming freshman, and sometimes the entire student body, to read one book in order to create academic and other connections across the campus community. Here’s what several of our member institutions are reading for this fall.