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Assessing The Academic, Personal And Social Experiences Of Pre-College Students, Terence Hicks Oct 2013

Assessing The Academic, Personal And Social Experiences Of Pre-College Students, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

This study examined the before-and-after effects of transitional summer programs at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, on pre-college students' perceptions, expectations, emotions, and knowledge about college. The study focused on academic, personal and social experiences, and how these changed throughout the course of the summer program. The participants (n=197) of this study were traditional, first-time, full-time pre-college students. The participants attended one of two six-week summer programs, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) or the Preparation and Adjustment for College Entrance Program (PACE). This study used a pre- and post-test, two-group comparison design with a quantitative ...