The CRP admission process begins with an online referral from the student's academic department, and a student's online application. Once referrals and applications are received confirmation e-mails are sent to the academic department and student, notifying them of their eligibility, and important contact information regarding housing, food service, and financial aid.
Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to participate in CRP:
- A cumulative GPA less than 2.0
- Receipt of both a referral from the academic department and an application from the student
- The student must not have any holds such financial, disciplinary, health, etc., on his/her RIT account
- The student must not have any incomplete, "I" grades on his/her academic transcript
- Eligible students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
- Limit of 55 students per term, (fall, winter, spring)
- Students with term GPA's of 0.0 in the term preceding application to CRP will not be accepted.
- Student Enrollment Status While in CRP: Temporary "part-time" matriculated with a full-time equivalent course-load, (CRP classes and two credit classes)
- Full-time tuition allows students access to RIT facilities such as the Student Health Center, Campus Housing, the Student Life Center, etc.
- Students are given a Certificate of Enrollment, which displays and totals the number of course credits and CRP credit hour equivalents. The Certificate of Enrollment overrides part-time status, and CRP staff delivers a copy of the Enrollment Certification to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Financial Aid Counselor in order to have the student's aid released. A copy may also need to be submitted to the Student Employment Office (If the student wishes to work part-time on campus), the Student Life Center (to access the gym & other facilities), and to their family's Health Insurance company if they receive their health insurance through their family's policy. Copies of the Certificate can be requested through the main CRP office, at 585-475-5536.
CRP Waiting List
- A waiting list is started once the program has reached the limit of 55 students for the term
- Wait-listed students will be contacted if a spot becomes available prior to the start of the RIT term
- If an eligible student remains on a waiting list, they will be given first priority to attend CRP in the subsequent term and will be instructed when and who to contact the if they wish to secure a spot.
Pre & Post Testing
All students are required to complete the Pre and Post-tests of the Learning and Study Skills Inventory, (LASSI) Students take the pre-test online before beginning CRP classes. The post-test is administered in Academic Strategies class during the last week of CRP. Based on information on the CRP Referral, Application, academic transcript analysis, and other criteria, some students will be registered for CRP Reading and/or CRP Writing, and will take specific diagnostic testing during the first class session(s)
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The mentor is an academic advocate who provides valuable guidance and personal encouragement. It's important for students to communicate effectively with their mentor, in order for them to benefit from what CRP has to offer and to experience the most, in terms of personal development and academic growth.
- Each CRP student is assigned a mentor
- Mentors and students meet weekly to discuss progress and concerns. The mentor serves primarily as an academic advisor; however, personal issues which impact academic performance are often raised.
- The mentor receives information from both the CRP and credit course instructors about the students throughout the term. He/she is responsible for writing their mentee's Mid-Term Grade Report and Final Summary Report.
- Mentors may make suggestions and recommendations about additional support services, such as the Counseling Center, Math Lab, Writing Lab, Engineering or Bates Learning Center, tutoring, etc., which he/she believes would be helpful during CRP and subsequent terms.
- CRP Transition Seminar is an "optional" non-credit bi-weekly meeting with a professional academic support specialist for students who have been accepted back into an academic department following their participation in CRP
- Many academic departments require CRP students to register for CRP Transition Seminar as one of the conditions of their acceptance into an academic program
- It is designed to reinforce the skills and strategies learned in CRP the previous quarter, offering students support while transitioning back to a full-time academic program
- Students meet in either small groups or one-on-one with a CRP faculty member once a every other week. , beginning in week 2 of the term
- Preliminary data indicate that term GPAs for students participating in CRP Transition Seminar are higher than for students who do not attend the Transition Seminar.
- Five sections of Transition Seminar are offered each term (not summer) and students can register through the Student Information System (SIS) online.