Program Update, Late Summer

The last six months have been really busy for my college program, but with many positive developments. The last two terms I’ve had students at private and public colleges across the U.S., including two at Harvard. Other colleges represented were Vermont, Westmont, Antioch, Miami of Ohio, and many others. Congratulations especially to the students who …

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Spring Update

Things have been very busy in my work, not just with students, but with other things as well. I finished drafting my second book, which is a cross section of “true stories” that covers students I’ve heard from work or worked with at two-year and four-year colleges (even some from international student stories). I plan …

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True Stories: Continued Failure At The College He Loved

Trying to help failing college students is not always successful, and I’m always a the mercy of the choices of students and families. While conscious choices can often put a student on the path to improving, they may not always choose to do so, and the situation can just repeat itself, like with this young …

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Identifying The Reasons For College Problems Or Failure

One of the first steps for any student in improving their grades is to identify exactly what the problems are. Parents often find themselves at a loss because they aren’t exactly sure what they issues are, especially if the student has been away for college. There are so many potential problems, like issues with academics, …

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Surprise Reasons For A Hold Being Placed On A Student’s Account

One of the surprise occurrences for college students is when they suddenly discover that they have a hold placed on their student account. I’ve had many students who felt that they could wait until the last minute to register for classes only to find that they couldn’t, because of various reasons, they had to do …

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