From the very beginning of the admission interview, students are asked questions to determine whether they will be at risk of dropping out. This approach focuses on learning about each student’s expectations and identifying the financial, academic, and vocational aspects that could play a role in retaining the student. The university has also worked hard to serve applicants and students more efficiently. Now, 89% of those who are served in person experience wait times equal or lower than 15 minutes.
During the admission interview, new students complete an assessment of their skills in logical reasoning, biology, reading, writing, and other areas that are fundamental to learning.
When a student is found to be a potential risk, the Comprehensive Monitoring Network goes into action. This network includes:
- Outstanding students, who help tutor their peers in the classroom.
- Instructors, who address these issues as part of their work.
- A group of psychologists, who provide individual counseling and follow-up when needed.