Act 101 Program

Wilkes University (PA)

Wilkes University administers a state educational opportunity program (Act 101) for conditionally accepted students who meet financial and academic guidelines. In addition to the university orientation, students participate in workshops on task management, note-taking and study strategies. These students join the Act 101 Learning Community, live in the same residence hall, and enroll in two courses to support their transition to college-level studies.

The classes focus on self-esteem, goal setting, motivation and decision-making, developing an educational plan, and career decision-making. Program advisors serve as instructors to insure that they develop significant, productive relationships with their students. Intensive advising is integrated into the program to provide for a highly individualized experience.

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