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This paper analyzes College Grade Point Averages (CGPAs), American College Testing Composite (ACTC) scores and Scholastic Assessment Test Total (SATT) scores of over 1,300 undergraduates at West Virginia University (WVU) who participated in the Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) to those students who did not (Non-HSTA). Traditionally, pre-college enrichment programs provide academic enrichment to underrepresented youth with the intent of increasing their chances for post-secondary entry and success. Factorial design determined if HSTA participants were better prepared to pursue postsecondary study. Overall, the results reveal that HSTA students outperformed their Non-HSTA counterparts in that there were significant differences in the overall CGPA, ACTC and SATT scores.

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McKendall, S., McKendall, A., & Chester, A., (2018, October). "A Comparison of Pre-College Enrichment Program Participants and Non-Participants: College Academic Performance Measures. Myrtle Beach, SC. Retrieved from:



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