Freshman Seminar: A Broad Spectrum of Effectiveness
Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
A longitudinal study of the retention and academic performance of college freshmen taking freshman seminars found that participating students with higher Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were significantly less likely to leave college than nonparticipating controls, and participating students with lower SAT scores showed slightly better retention and grade point averages than controls.
Davis, B. r. (1992). Freshman Seminar: A Broad Spectrum of Effectiveness. Journal Of The Freshman Year Experience, 4(1), 79-94.