Students have the wrong idea of what an ED Plan is, some make it on there own terms which can work at times, but for others they tend to get lost in college. From the students surveyed, we noticed some had never seen a counselor, but said they had an ED Plan.. Most Students are unaware of the concept of an ED Plan.
Awareness of programs is more likely to lead student to more opportunities and a greater chance to success. Majority of students at LMC dont know about the learning communities or how much support and knowledge you gain from them. A lot of students here on campus never heard of or knew they didnt qualify for the financial services here at LMC, more than the students who knew about them at all.
Students are under the impression that they are all doing sufficiently well in school when in reality I think the bigger issue is that they just dont know where to find their GPA at so they estimate and make one up.
Mandatory ED Plans Learn how to find your GPA Learning Community presenters Awareness of EOP&S and DSP&S
ED Plan part of your grade How to find your GPA HW Be proactive about bringing LC presenters into class
Weekly texts and emails Current events related to LCs EOP&S and DSP&S applications Hot tips such as how to find your GPA
Its already a course at LMC talking about preparing students for college, its worth one credit so its cost effective, and students will be more aware of what their school offers. Instead of making it optional it should be mandatory
We surveyed 146 LMC students mostly young African American and Latinos College Students, New students, and continuing students need to be more aware of services and programs here at LMC Students are Unaware of their Cumulative GPA, What a true ED plan is, and what Learning communities and EOP&S offers. Enhance the curriculum in Counseling 32 & make it mandatory.