The Keys Program is designed to help provisionally admitted freshmen and transfer students succeed at Keystone College. Our goal is to produce active learners who aggressively seek knowledge, take control of their own education, and accept responsibility for their decisions.
Keystone College recognizes that high school grades and test scores can not always be used to predict how students will perform in college and that a strong desire to earn a college degree often supersedes previous academic performance. Through hard work, a high degree of personal motivation to learn, and a commitment to the Keys Program, students can be successful at Keystone College.
- Attendance in the Keys Program is required for all students who are provisionally admitted to the College
- The Keys Program is designed specifically to expose students to college survival techniques, study skills, time management, building self-esteem, stress management, goal setting, and peer support.
- Keys Program students will be required to take a two credit hour "Success" class (FYS 101) that will meet one hour per week throughout their first freshman year semester.
- Class attendance is mandatory for all students enrolled in the Keys Program.
- Keys Program students will not be permitted to take more than 16 credit hours during their first semester at Keystone College.
- Keys Program students must achieve a 2.0 G.P.A. average at the end of the first year (second semester).
- Keys Program participants are required to attend two hours of tutoring per week.
- Parents of Keys Program students are encouraged to maintain contact with their students to be sure they are attending all of their classes and are doing well in their classes. Parents should also encourage their student to immediately contact college professionals for help when they need it.
- Social and cultural experiences throughout the semester
- Career planning and assistance
- Tutoring services