The College Restoration Program is a specialized academic intervention program based on the belief that a student's academic performance is the result of more than native intelligence. Academic performance is also a reflection of the student's learning skills, self-awareness, attitude, study strategies, organization, and time management. Students in serious academic difficulty can significantly improve their performance with appropriate training and support.
The College Restoration Program began in 1970 to assist students facing academic probation or suspension. Initially, only four or five students participated in CRP each term. Today, the program can accommodate up to 100 students per term (fall,spring).
CRP plays a significant role in University retention, and it has had a powerful impact on the lives of many students. On average, 75% of CRP students return to RIT colleges the term following CRP, and approximately 90% of those returned, remain at RIT in good standing one year later.
CRP students can point to many possible causes of poor academic performance: lack of study skills in high school, choosing a major that isn't a good fit, poor time management skills, personal issues, inability to set and follow priorities, not accessing resources, and poor self-awareness. CRP classes are based on research in brain-based learning and developmental education. CRP is a welcome alternative to suspension and an opportunity to identify and address factors that have contributed to academic difficulties.