Community colleges change policies, add courses

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As Sinclair Community College tries to figure out how to help more students graduate, its administrators have learned some of the policies that make their jobs easier make it tougher for students to complete school.

The college used to let students enroll in classes after the semester had started because it helped fill seats, but they realized students who begin a class late have a smaller chance of success, said Kathleen Cleary, associate provost for student completion. Now there's a rule against late registrations.

"It was the best thing for students because we didn't set them up for failure," Cleary said.

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