Research confirms that students are most successful when they complete specific first-year requirements. When students don’t, they are less likely to persist and graduate.
Credits in first year
It’s simple, the only way to graduate on-time is to take 30 credits per year.
Credits in Program of Study
Early Momentum is a key indicator of success, students who complete nine credits in a meta major or major are more likely to graduate.
Percent Gateway Courses Completed
Completing gateway Math and English builds early momentum and helps student persistence and student success.
Much like Newton's First Law of Motion, the concept of Momentum Year seems simple. A student at rest tends to stay at rest, while a student in motion tends to stay in motion, and once in motion, develop momentum. Gaining and maintaining that momentum is key to student completion.
You've built out your Momentum Year and implemented policies to help guide and enforce the process. So, what's next? Are you intervening early enough and with the right data? How are you tracking and measuring students? Are your students making stronger academic decisions and completing their gateway courses?
Ad Astra's Momentum Year solution can help your students build early momentum, so they can meet key first-year benchmarks.