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Paving the Way: Remaking Entry for Postsecondary Success

Amy Girardi

This paper is part of a series recommending specific features likely to help more underprepared students in competency-based education (CBE) settings master college-ready skills, persist in their postsecondary studies, and ultimately earn credentials.

This paper focuses on the design elements necessary for effective entry; it examines current intake, placement, and orientation activities in both CBE and community college programs, and highlights the most promising practices. Fusing the best of both program types, it offers recommendations for designing entry to a CBE model shaped specifically for underprepared learners.

 

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