ill not only affect those students who might have made a decision to leave college by improving their lives in general, they will also greatly benefit American business and industry.
Also, students were required to have a 2.0 grade point average in order to change majors. However, if students' grade point averages were below 2.0 and they were undeclared majors, the school made an effort to retain these students by allowing them to continue as undeclared majors under the auspices of a controlled counseling program. Aseltine and Albert concluded that the program was successful in lowering student attrition at the freshmen level.
Based on the foregoing findings, Boyd (1990) concluded that intervention by advisors in the form of a letter needed supplementation interventions (e.g. diagnostic and prescriptive interviews) if post-admission guidance in the form of a written letter was to be effective on a long-term basis. In other words, merely sending a letter was not effective.
Some colleges experience retention difficulties in the sense that they have difficulty attracting and keeping minority students in certain majors. Their retention programs, therefore, are aimed at meeting both objectives. One such program is the Health Science Recruitment and Retention Program at Florida International University. According to Himburg (1989), the recruitment component of the program involves t