Students must pick selves up

At midterms this fall, a report was released revealing that 19.2 percent of freshmen had three or more unsatisfactory grades – a C minus or lower.

The percentage of unsatisfactory freshmen last fall was 16.9 percent, meaning it increased by 2.3 percent, according to the report issued by Assistant Academic Affairs Vice President Paul Newman.

This could be a result of campus administrators admitting students who aren’t fully prepared for college courses and challenges.

If this is so, then are administrators taking enough time to fully review student credentials like they should?

Perhaps not, considering that the university has an acceptance rate of 80.2 percent.

Unprepared admitted students are thrown into a college environment where they struggle due to rigorous courses they have to take.

If campus administrators are going to be lenient when accepting students, they should consider providing remedial classes to get unsatisfactory students prepared.

Or, a better option would be for administrators to quit being as nice and crack down on whom they do and do not admit in order to avoid accepting students who are unwilling to do the hard work that is necessary to thrive in college.

It’s great that administrators provide programs and resources for these students; however, these compliant, unsatisfactory students should be the ones to pick themselves back up by taking the advice given to them by their academic mentors and applying it to their college challenges.

The noncompliant, unsatisfactory students shouldn’t have been accepted because they were unprepared and unwilling to work – something administrators might have been able to catch if the admitting process was more critical.