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The effects of an orientation course on the retention and academic standing of entering freshmen, controlling for the volunteer effect


Author(s): Strumpf, G., & Hunt, P.

Citation: Strumpf, G., & Hunt, P. (1993). The effects of an orientation course on the retention and academic standing of entering freshmen, controlling for the volunteer effect. Journal of The Freshman Year Experience, 5(1), 7-14.

 

Abstract

This study attempted to determine the effect of an orientation course on the retention and academic standing of first-time, full-time first-year students. Strumpf and Hunt's study clearly suggests that the orientation course is a successful method for increasing the rate of retention.

 

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