Presented at: Early College High School-Dual Credit Conference
Ensuring Dual Credit and Early College High School Student Success at the 4-Year Institution
This session will review lessons learned after five years of a Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) grant supporting ECHS graduates at UNT. Topics will include their transition to UNT, hiccups they seem to encounter in their first year, as well as insight on how to best support students moving forward.
Participants will better understand the transition of ECHS graduates to a 4-year institution (their challenges, as well as where they stand above other entering students). Participants will better understand how ECHS staff and 4-year staff can partner to ensure the success of ECHS graduates.
This session will review lessons learned after five years of a Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) grant supporting ECHS graduates at UNT. While ECHS graduates enter the 4-year institution with many assets, including a sense of responsibility for their academics and an eagerness to complete their degree, they also struggle with time management, understanding how their ECHS credits may, or may not, apply to their degree, and balancing family and academic obligations. Over the last 5 years, we have tried different methods to help support the ECHS students on our campus and feel like we have reached a solid model. We are now expanding efforts to all ECHS graduates. Ensuring the success of ECHS graduates on the 4-year campus will require a relationship between both ECHS staff and 4-year staff. I hope to include a discussion on how we can better support each other.