1994. 50 pp.
This paper examines the diverse group of students in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses of Rutgers University. This program identifies, recruits, prepares, and assists academically talented, first-generation, low-income, and traditionally underrepresented minority college students (sophomores, juniors, or seniors) and encourages them to enter programs that lead to doctoral degrees. Students are given intensive preparation for graduate school, including mentoring relationships with outstanding faculty, long-term research internships, continuous advisement, preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, acclimation to graduate school life and the academic department environment, and assistance with graduate school admissions. The report finds that the program has been extraordinarily successful.