Info for Parents
FASTrack has a four-year history of success. Each year, our students have done remarkably well in navigating the transition from high school to college. FASTrack students earn higher GPAs, go on probation less often, and return for the sophomore year at higher rates than their peers.
Indeed, FASTrack students earned an average GPA of 2.72 versus the students in the control group, who earned an average GPA of 2.32.
A control group created by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides a valuable means of comparison. In the fall of 2010, 48.5% of FASTrackers earned a GPA above 3.0. Only 33.6% of students in the control group enjoyed this level of success. In the same semester, 29% of students in the control group earned a GPA of below 2.0, while only 16.3% of FASTrack students fell within this low GPA range.
What do parents say about FASTrack?
“FASTrack provides a safety net, and this program was one of the reasons why we looked at Ole Miss to begin with.”
“My son was going to be in great jeopardy during his transition to university-level academic responsibilities and the requirement for greater self-discipline and priority setting. FASTrack has been invaluable, providing the structure that he needs as he grows into his new ‘job.’ His midterm grades were the best he has achieved since grammar school, and the confidence he is developing will help to carry him through the rest of his Ole Miss career.”
“Whether the need is personal, academic or social, in good times, or difficult times, our student has a trustworthy source to help him navigate within the larger university setting.”