This quick, convenient instrument helps determine how well a student is handling the demands of college. The SACQ assesses overall adjustment to college, as well as adjustment in four specific areas:
• Academic Adjustment
• Personal–Emotional Adjustment
• Social Adjustment
• Attachment (to the institution)
Used by many universities for routine freshman screening, the SACQ is a cost-effective way to detect problems early in the student’s college career. And because it indicates the nature of those problems, the SACQ provides clear guidelines for subsequent intervention. It is particularly useful in identifying potential dropouts.