When Walters State freshmen started their college careers this week, 25 had a very valuable head start: the intensive three-week Learning Support Academy held in June.
The Learning Support Academy combines academic courses with activities that acquaint students with the college experience. This was the second year for the academy, funded by the college and by a Tennessee Board of Regents Access and Diversity Grant. In addition to preparing students for success, the pilot program measures the effectiveness of several retention practices,
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