How to increase retention and completion with a proven early-alert “trouble spotter” [Infographic]
Assistant Vice President for Retention Solutions
October 12, 2017
When new students enter your institution, what if you quickly flagged their support needs using a 20-minute online assessment that captured key noncognitive indicators for retention and completion? What could you do differently? See highlights from RNL’s 2017 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report:
More than 400 colleges and universities use the 100-item RNL College Student Inventory to drive their early identification and early intervention strategies so they can increase retention and completion. This proven, early-alert assessment quickly spots trouble—and identifies each student’s strengths—much earlier than most programs that are designed to flag at-risk students and sound off early alerts.
Example—how it works—a first-year named Sarah (not her real name)
With a 3.4 GPA in high school, first-year student Sarah didn’t appear to be at risk, but even before her classes began, Sarah’s advisor and student services team were alerted to a number of her motivational risks immediately following orientation when Sarah completed the RNL College Student Inventory, part of RNL Student Success.
Sarah’s top 3 requests (of 25 possible)
I would like to talk with a counselor about my general attitude toward school.
I would like some training to improve my reading skills.
I would like some help selecting an educational plan that will prepare me to get a good job.
In response, Sarah’s institution took appropriate steps to intervene to keep her on track to graduation.
Learn how to better serve each individual adult learner, traditional-age learner, and other groups
Using 20-minute assessments, your advisors and student services teams will be equipped to:
- Move beyond mid-term appraisals and exit interviews.
- Understand how to provide better, more individualized service from day one that connects with each incoming learner.
- Learn what motivates each individual student and which services they are most receptive to.
Download a sample survey today
See a sample of the College Student Inventory (CSI) and learn how to improve your students’ success, increase retention, and raise graduation rates by utilizing the CSI.
Questions? Request a personal consultation to discuss your early-alert and intervention strategy with an expert from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.