Campus Units

Education, School of, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-2020

Journal or Book Title

Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

41

Abstract

The Ascender program was created in 2012 by Catch the Next Inc., to address the challenges of increasing community college retention and transfer rates, especially among Latinx students in developmental education. This study looks at the experiences of participants in this program and how it provided validating experiences and fostered their navigational capital on campus and through the transfer process. Results show that a rich first-year experience and additional engagement with the Ascender program helps students learn how to better navigate the complex systems of financial aid and transfer processes while also building their confidence as successful college students.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Doran, Erin, and Paul Hengesteg. "Ascending Toward New Heights: Building Navigational Capital for Latinx Community College Students." Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition 32, no. 1 (2020): 29-41. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

University of South Carolina

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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