Instructional Support Services and Retention

Retention Programs

College Success Referral System (CSRS)

Hudson Valley Community College has adopted a College Success Referral System (CSRS) based on the institution's commitment to developing a systemic and integrated approach to student retention. The college recognizes that early detection of academic difficulties will increase the college's ability to offer the student access to the appropriate instructional support systems. To this end, the CSRS recognizes the importance of:

  • easing the new student's transition into the college environment;

  • early systematic identification of those students who may be academically at risk;

  • early identification of students who may be having difficulties in the classroom and;

  • establishing a common communication link between students and their instructors, faculty advisors, instructional support faculty, and department chairperson.

The CSRS has been designed to institutionally support the faculty and academic departments in the identification of and communication with students who are having difficulty in the classroom or with the college experience.