Briton Path is a program designed to help students navigate the transition from high school to college. Students are first introduced to an organized study program and then encouraged to utilize some of the many sources of academic assistance available at Albion College.
The Admissions Department invites students to participate in the BP program as a requirement of admission to Albion College in instances where the student’s high school GPA and/or ACT/SAT scores are below those normally accepted into the college. This option is made available to a limited number of students who the Admissions department recognizes to have the qualities found in successful Albion students but whose numerical scores may not reflect their abilities.
No. The courses you take are regular courses.
It is a one-step process. When you receive your acceptance letter, you will also receive an acceptance form that includes your agreement to participate in the Briton Path program. You will need to complete and return the form to the admissions department in order to finalize your admission to Albion College.
It states that you understand the program you are joining will last for one or two semesters. During the first semester all students in the program will attend a study group three evenings a week and during this time, meet with an Academic Coach once a week for academic planning. During these study periods you will also have the option to participate in individual course review sessions. Spring term, students with a fall semester GPA of 2.0 (C average) or better, are encouraged to continue to attend study table and review groups. Attendance is voluntary at this point. Those students with a fall semester GPA 2.0 or less will meet with a LSC staff member on a weekly basis to map out a plan for success and continue to attend study and review sessions.
The study sessions are meant to provide you with an extra boost towards success. During the first semester of college you will be asked to make an abrupt change from high school to college study habits. The most crucial one is realizing that most college learning takes place outside the classroom when you read for class, review lecture notes, and study for exams over a period of several days. A second factor is realizing that you will have to learn course material at a deeper level than memorization of facts. All in 14 short weeks. The mandatory study sessions, meetings with academic coaches, and availability of weekly review sessions are meant to put you on the road to success during this transition.
No. All incoming students will select first semester classes during SOAR. You will work with your SOAR adviser to select the best schedule based on your academic interests and possible major. Other considerations include time management, student-athlete responsibilities, and on-campus jobs.