On-going academic monitoring for the first couple of years is important. Academic advisors should be monitoring student performance in “gateway” courses for discipline-specific programs to make sure that students perform at the levels they need to succeed and complete their program. If a student wants to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, that student must be able to successfully complete the basic biology, anatomy and physiology courses required.
Helping the student to monitor their performance and develop proper expectations early on in their academic career will encourage them to persist in their academic journey.
Students with mixed scholastic backgrounds need adequate academic, social, and financial support to move through gateway courses that are aligned to their programs of study. The performance data collected from the student is a big part of this monitoring process.