Critical Building Blocks: Mandatory Prerequisite Registration Systems and Student Success

Krista M Soria, Lori Mumpower

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Abstract

Many colleges and universities require prerequisites prior to enrollment in introductory composition courses; however, enforcement of prerequisites is not consistent across institutions. In this study, we examine the impact of an automated, mandatory prerequisite enforcement system on students and advisors at a public comprehensive university. Results indicate that prerequisite systems are positively associated with student outcomes including improved GPAs and retention rates; furthermore, while functioning similarly to prescriptive advising, prerequisite systems can also facilitate developmental advising relationships between students and academic advisors. (Contains 4 tables.)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-42
Number of pages13
JournalNACADA Journal
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Prerequisites; School Registration; Management Sys

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