FCSAA Retention Project

FCSAA intends to track student success for those active in FCSAA activities. The project will take place over many years as students enroll as First-Time in College and progress in completing their degrees.  This page will serve as the central point for those reviewing project results and those submitting college data for the project. 

Who is being tracked?  We are tracking non-duplicated students enrolled full- or part-time who are First-Time-In-College (FTIC) in the fall term and participating at the first date of competition or event. Students should be active in club, class, production, publication or competitions, but not limited to the students who travel to events and conferences. If you have questions about what students to track, please contact the FCSAA office with the information below. 


Project Timeline for each Academic Year

Sept. Fall Progress Report Published
Oct. Follow-up request sent to colleges for previous cohorts
Dec. Model UN, Student Government, Publications (FTIC Report Request)
Feb. Music (FTIC Report Request)
March  Athletics, Brain Bowl, Forensics, Theatre (FTIC Report Request)
April Spring Progress Report Published



Data Template For Colleges Submitting Initial (1st) FTIC Report to FCSAA

Download the Excel Template .xlsx


Submit Initial FTIC Data & Updated Cohort Reports

Submit Data to FCSAA (click here)


Project Progress Reports (published each Fall and Spring)

Progress Report Fall 2019 (1st report Fall 2018 Cohort)


Questions about the project?  Contact FCSAA Project Manager Doug Ryan at dougryan@thefcsaa.com.