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Your Success is Our Success: Admitting
Freshmen for an Intrusive
Summer Program
Georgia State University
Sadé Tramble, M.Ed- Academic Advisor
Jolayna Palm, MA- Retention Coordinator
Outline
• About Georgia State University
• Overview of Success Academy Program
• Theory to Practice
• Advisement
• Data
• Future Ideas
About Georgia State University
• Major Public Research
Institution
• 32,000+ students
• Downtown Atlanta
• Open campus environment
• Campus diversity
University Advisement Center
• University Advisement Center
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Freshmen, 0-29 credit hours
Sophomore/Junior, 30-89 credit hours
• Offices of Academic Assistance (5 colleges)
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Seniors, 90+ credit hours
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All students, no assigned credit hours
• UAC Transition Office
First-Year Programs
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Freshmen Learning Communities
Academic Coaching
iCare/Early Alert
First-Year Book Program
Scholarship Resource Center
Success Workshops
Supplemental Instruction
Latino Student Services and Outreach
Success Academy Program
Panther Excellence Program
Success Academy Program Overview
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Established in April 2012
Freshmen Index
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Not “Conditionally” Admitted
Accepted Class Numbers
Planning Committee Members
Freshmen Learning Community
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Peer Mentors
Early Alert
Supplemental Instruction
Leadership and Social Development
Required Study Hours
Planning Committee Members
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First-Year Programs
University Advisement Center, Freshmen
Office
University Housing
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Accepted Success Academy Students
• Students are invited to participate in Success Academy based upon their
Freshman Index (FI) score
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Georgia State uses the (FI) score to determine admissions to the university.
The FI is based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores and high school GPA in college
prep courses.
Accepted Georgia State Students
Admissions Matrix
Honors
Regular Admissions (Fall Term)
Regular Admissions-Success Academy
(Summer Term)
Denied
Welcome Receptions and Orientation
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Department Meet & Greet
Presentations
Advisor Role
One-On-One Financial Aid Consultations
Benefits of Program
• Retention rate higher than other first-year students
• Connect to faculty and staff
• Earn credit prior to the fall semester
• Learn to successfully navigate campus
• Adjust to academic rigor of college prior to full-time fall schedule
Freshmen Learning Community
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Cohorts of 25 first-year students registered for common courses
Core curriculum courses
GSU 1010
• Academic support and success skills
• University resources
• Introduction to major
• Peer Mentor
Student Responsibility/Expectations
• Be fully present for each class session and fully engage in the learning
process
• Communicate concerns that may interfere with the learning process
• Attend related programming
• Adhere to Student Code of Conduct
Academic Requirements
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Maximum summer course load = 7 credit hours
Maximum fall/spring course load = 13 credit hours (12 credit hours is full-time status)
Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
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<2.5 GPA after grades post
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Maximum fall/spring course load = 11 credits
Summer
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GSU 1010- New Student Orientation (1 credit hour)
ENGL 1101- English Composition I (3 credit hours)
HIST 2110 or POLS 1101- Survey of U.S. History or American Government (3 credit hours)
Fall
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ENGL 1102- English Composition II (3 credit hours)
HIST 2110 or POLS 1101- Survey of U.S. History or American Government (3 credit hours)
Math course from core (3-4 credit hours)
Applying Theory to Practice
• Proactive (Intrusive) Advising
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Introduced Early
Attend Award Ceremonies
Active Engagement
Early Intervention
Academic Advising
Mandatory Advisement
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Occur in GSU 1010 class
Review of Core Curriculum
How to register
Registration restrictions
In-Office Advising
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Required as part of GSU 1010 class
Major specific requirements
Meet with assigned advisor
Best Practices
Current Practices
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Added mandatory study hours for Fall 2014
semester
Future Recommendations
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Academic Recovery Plan
Spring 2015 class schedule
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Changes to MA sessions during summer
Re-implementing Friday connection programs
during summer
Study abroad component in Summer 2016
Testimonials
• “Participating in Success Academy helped me get ahead academically. I was
able establish a strong GPA in the summer that led to my academic success
during the fall ”
Success Academy Student 2013
• “The academic workshops, support from program staff, and resources
provided by the Success Academy Program helped me to transition into
college.”
Success Academy Student 2014
Sources
Georgia State University Office of Institutional Research. (2014). Common
Data Set 2013-14 [2014]. Retrieved from http://oie.gsu.edu/institutionalresearch/institutional-data-2/common-data-2012-2013/.
Varney, J. (2012, September). Proactive (Intrusive) Advising! Academic Advising
Today, 35(3). Retrieved from http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/
Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Proactive-(Intrusive)Advising!.aspx#sthash.q7V8UMth.dpuf.
Contact Information
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Sadé Tramble
Academic Advisor II
GSU University Advisement Center
404-413-2300
[email protected]
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Jolayna Palm
Retention Coordinator
GSU First-Year Programs
404-413-2052
[email protected]
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