Supporting at-risk students at Delaware State University


How might we better support at-risk students’ transition from high school to college?


Two-pronged effort: 

  • Immersed first-year students in a six-week summer academic development learning community that included free textbooks and traditional student services, such as academic advising, tutoring, and peer mentoring
  • Designed a new-student orientation


Project Success (PS) launched as an intensive academic program for provisionally admitted students (i.e., those slightly below the university’s admission standards).

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