Group 3. Twelve students participated. All twelve took 15 or more state support credits in the fall, and all scored below 1 standard deviation below the mean verbal SAT score. Half of the students took 15 credits in the fall, two took 16 credits, and the remaining four took 17 credits. Their interests were distributed among the colleges, as represented by Summerstart advising group assignment; with four assigned the environmental studies, CST scholars, health or math/science groups, two assigned to the undecided group, two to the Fairhaven College, music or fine & performing arts groups, one to the humanities or Fairhaven interest group, and three to the education group. Seven of the participants are female and five male. Seven are students of color, four transferred credits from high school, three participated in an FIG and two in an FYE, none are in the honors program, eleven attended Summerstart, and none 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 3 Freshmen Enrollment Focus Groups" (2008). Office of Survey Research. 561.