Research/Inside Track


Research/Inside Track
Information regarding participation in this Research Study

Name(s) Of Researcher(s):    Dr. Oded Gurantz and Dr. Lesley Turner

Project IRB #: IRB Determination Notice Project #2017082 Review #253351

Study: How counseling services helps students successfully complete college

This research study is about helping young adults return to college, earn a degree, and fulfill their ambitions. We have invited you to take part in this research study because you are a former Cal Grant recipient who may left college before earning a degree.This consent form tells you why we are doing the study, and what will happen if you join the study.

Please take as much time as you need to read this consent form. You can discuss it with your family, friends, or anyone you choose. If there is anything you do not understand, please ask us to explain. Then you can decide if you want to take part in the study or not. 

In collaboration with researchers at the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University, the Arnold Foundation is providing the funding for this study.

InsideTrack, a company independent of the Cal Grant Program, will be responsible for working with students selected for the study. InsideTrack supports colleges and organizations in improving enrollment, persistence, and completion rates. Through student-centered coaching, InsideTrack effectively supports an increasingly diverse and distributed student body in re-engaging with the value of completing their education.The researcher have no financial interests in InsideTrack. If a student has questions about the counseling provided, or how to contact their counselor, they may have students call (916) 975-7522 to be connected with their assigned counselor. For staff questions about InsideTrack or the services InsideTrack is providing, please email Linda Firth, the coaching team manager, at