Group 4. Thirteen students participated. All twelve took 15 or more state support credits in the fall, and all scored higher than one standard deviation above the mean verbal SAT score, except the student interested in Education, who scored higher than 600 but lower than the one standard deviation cutoff. Four of the students took 15 credits in the fall, four took 16, three took 17, and one each took 18 and 19 credits. Their interests were distributed among the colleges, as represented by Summerstart advising group assignment; with one assigned the environmental studies, CST scholars, health or math/science groups, three assigned to the undecided group, three to the Fairhaven College, music or fine & performing arts groups, five to the humanities or Fairhaven interest group, and one to the education group. Eight of the participants are female, three are students of color, all transferred credits from high school, two participated in an FIG and one in an FYE, five are in the honors program, all thirteen attended Summerstart, and two participated in fall athletics.
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
College freshmen--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Evaluation; College attendance--Washington (State)--Bellingham
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University--Freshmen
Western Washington University. Office of Survey Research, "Group 4 Freshmen Enrollment Focus Groups" (2008). Office of Survey Research. 532.