MIDWEST CONSORTIUM FOR LATINO RESEARCH (MCLR)
A Profile of Student Services
Created in 1971 as a student leadership development program for the
An academic Center since 1972 with four-faceted mission of student
services, university advocacy, community outreach and research.
A full-time (12 or more credits per semester) day program with over 100
students in the first two-years.
Part of the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs (CULMA).
Student Success Services is the Primary Mission
Comprehensive recruitment and academic success support system.
Recruitment of Latino students from over 30 schools in the metropolitan area.
Personalized assistance with admission and financial aid applications.
Small group orientations.
Full-time, two-year student-success program.
Individualized student tracking and academic advising.
Three academic tracks to meet different student needs.
Seminars on skills for survival, leadership and success at the university.
Small classes with other Latino students in the first year.
Computer, math, and English classes to meet university requirements.
History, literature and culture classes on Latinos in the US and Latin America.
Tutors for computer, math, and English classes.
Early alert system with professors and counselors to identify problems.
In-house social work counselor.
Opportunities for internships and employment.
On-campus and community cultural programming.
Courses in the CBS Program
Sharpen skills in areas where test scores indicate the need for accelerated development early in a student's college career.
Meet university-wide requirements for graduation in English, math, oral communication, and other core areas.
Meet college and major requirements for specific fields.
Meet CBS program requirements in cultural studies and foreign culture.
Placement in Wayne's Summer Academy Program for qualified students.
Emerging Scholars Program for advanced science and engineering majors.
Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Program for students in the sciences.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) discussion sessions led by students.
Coordinated retention analysis with the Wayne EXCEL program.
Assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for May 1 deadline.
College Work Study, Stafford Student Loans, and Federal Pell Grants available to eligible students who meet the federal criteria for financial need.
Up to $100,000 awarded by CBS in Latino en Marcha Scholarships to Latino students on the basis of academic merit, need and service.
Support for external scholarships applications.
Summary of Benefits of the Program
Highly personalized services to facilitate admission to the university.
Specialized advising and counseling in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Curriculum that is designed for the needs of students at different levels.
Greater access to financial aid opportunities.
Opportunities for leadership development.
Culturally-oriented environment and courses.
Networking opportunities beyond the university.
Latino/a student with high school diploma or GED.
Minimum HPA of 2.0 and composite ACT scores of 15.
Minimum ACT scores in Reading and English of 15.
All official high school records or GED results.
Student and parent/guardian interview with a CBS advisor.
WSU admission application.
Fee waiver or $20 check or money order payable to WSU.
CBS Contract signed by student and parents or guardians.
Apply early for June orientation.
Final application deadline is August 1st.
Admissions for Fall Semester only.
On-site admission possible pending completion of requirements.
Wayne State University
Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies
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Last Updated: March 16, 1996