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Get Started

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​​​Get StartedPrimary Investigator: Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean, Student Success, UTSC 

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will be conducting an evaluation of Get Started, a postsecondary student orientation and academic transition program at UTSC, to measure its effectiveness and impact on student academic success, as defined by cumulative grade point average (CGPA), accumulated credits and retention. The study will compare the academic success of domestic students that participate in Get Started with those that do not participate, with a special focus on two categories of students that have traditionally been underrepresented in postsecondary education: (a) First-generation students (students whose parents have never attended postsecondary) and (b) students who come from low-income backgrounds.​

Materials and Outcomes

Throughout the course of this project, updates and final reports will be posted here.​​​​​​

Summary