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Dennis thanks so much for the information...your program is phenomenal...

Thanks
Leticia

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From: Dennis Congos [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 1:50 PM
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Subject: Re: Summer Bridge / Alternate Admissions Programs


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Hi Leticia,

Florida has a site for best practices in higher education.  You may
want to look there for information.

http://www.fldcu.org/retention/default.asp

We run a successful summer bridge program called the Pegasus Success
Program.  Below is a description:

The Pegasus Success Program is a collaborative learning community that
focuses on an integrating curriculum, interdisciplinary courses, and
personal growth activities to provide a strong foundation to inspire
students to achieve their full potential.  It is a specialized 6-week
early entry program offered to high-risk students who attend during the
summer before their freshman year. These students' high school grades or
standardized test scores place them just below UCF admission standards.
Historically, these students categorized as "academically at-risk" and
were denied access to the university.  Under the Pegasus Success
Program, the Undergraduate Admissions office admits students to UCF on a
provisional basis for the six-week program through the Pegasus Success
Program.  Once students accept admission into the program, a member of
the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) team provides basic program
information.  Students participate in a mandatory 2-day university-wide
orientation, 1-day Pegasus Success Program overview, meet the SARC
staff, and receive their course schedules, workshop schedules, and
weekly advising times. Before entering the program students must sign an
agreement indicating that they will participate in all classes, follow
program guidelines, and attend Pegasus Success Program activities.
During the 6-week summer program, all Pegasus Success students must
complete two college-level classes (6 semester credit hours) with a
grade of C or better in each class in order to continue their enrollment
at UCF in the fall.  All Pegasus Success students must participate in
the weekly academic support programs specifically designated to upgrade
their learning skills to succeed in college level academics.  Pegasus
Success students are encouraged to live on campus during the six week
summer term.  These students are assigned to live as a group in a
pre-assigned residence hall to enhance the concept of a learning
community.  To ensure student success in meeting requirements for fall
enrollment, Pegasus Success students cannot be employed during the six
weeks summer term.
94% of the Pegasus persist and enroll in their second semester vs.about
88% of regular freshmen.


Best wishes............


Dennis


Dennis H. Congos
Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
POB 163115
114 Phillips Hall
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-3115
Phone 407-823-5130
FAX 407-823-2051
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<DIV>Hi Leticia,</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Florida has a site for best practices in higher education.&nbsp; You
may
want to look there for information.&nbsp; </DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><A
href="http://www.fldcu.org/retention/default.asp">http://www.fldcu.org/reten
tion/default.asp</A></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>We run a successful summer bridge program called the Pegasus Success
Program.&nbsp; Below is a&nbsp;description:</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>
<P class=MsoHeading9
style="MARGIN: 0in 45.35pt 0pt 0in; mso-pagination: none">The Pegasus
Success
Program is a collaborative learning community that focuses on an integrating
curriculum, interdisciplinary courses, and personal growth activities to
provide
a strong foundation to inspire students to achieve their full potential.
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<P class=MsoNormal
style="MARGIN: 0in 45.35pt 0pt 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-pagination:
none">It
is a specialized 6-week early entry program offered to high-risk students
who
attend during the summer before their freshman year. These students' high
school
grades or standardized test scores place them just below UCF admission
standards.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Historically, these
students categorized as "academically at-risk" and were denied access to the
university.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Under the Pegasus
Success Program, the Undergraduate Admissions office admits students to UCF
on a
provisional basis for the six-week program through the Pegasus Success
Program.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Once students accept
admission into the program, a member of the Student Academic Resource Center
(SARC) team provides basic program information.<SPAN
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Students participate in a mandatory
2-day university-wide orientation, 1-day Pegasus Success Program overview,
meet
the SARC staff, and receive their course schedules, workshop schedules, and
weekly advising times.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal
style="MARGIN: 0in 45.35pt 0pt 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-pagination:
none"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></P>
<P class=MsoNormal
style="MARGIN: 0in 45.35pt 0pt 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-pagination:
none">Before
entering the program students must sign an agreement indicating that they
will
participate in all classes, follow program guidelines, and attend Pegasus
Success Program activities. During the 6-week summer program, all Pegasus
Success students must complete two college-level classes (6 semester credit
hours) with a grade of C or better in each class in order to continue their
enrollment at UCF in the fall.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;
</SPAN>All
Pegasus Success students must participate in the weekly academic support
programs specifically designated to upgrade their learning skills to succeed
in
college level academics. </P>
<P class=MsoNormal
style="MARGIN: 0in 45.35pt 0pt 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-pagination:
none"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></P>
<P class=MsoNormal
style="MARGIN: 0in 45.35pt 0pt 0in; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-pagination:
none">Pegasus
Success students are encouraged to live on campus during the six week summer
term.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>These students are
assigned
to live as a group in a pre-assigned residence hall to enhance the concept
of a
learning community.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>To ensure
student success in meeting requirements for fall enrollment, Pegasus Success
students cannot be employed during the six weeks summer term.<SPAN
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN></P><BR>94% of the Pegasus persist
and
enroll in their second semester vs.about 88% of regular freshmen.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Best wishes............</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Dennis</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Dennis H. Congos<BR>Supplemental Instruction Coordinator <BR>Student
Academic Resource Center (SARC)<BR>POB 163115<BR>114 Phillips
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of Central Florida<BR>Orlando, FL 32816-3115<BR>Phone 407-823-5130<BR>FAX
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