I’m Failing College- But I Don’t Want Help

Students who suddenly find themselves doing poorly or even failing in college often try to go it alone.  In some cases, they can resolve the situation themselves.  But in most, the situation doesn’t improve and can even become worse.  When parents try to help, the student can distance themselves or even feel worse.  For students, …

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The Cycle Of College Failure And Regret

College failure can and does repeat itself, and very often the same factors that caused the initial failure can cause a second, or even third.  There is a myth that bright students can’t fail, or that students that did fail didn’t “have what it takes.”  I can tell you that, from directly working with students …

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Going To College With A Disability

College Planning And Disabilities A disability need not stop any student from pursuing higher education.  In fact, students who go to college with a disability can be very successful, and often see graduation when many of their non-disabled peers do not.  Those with physical disabilities can show a college their limitations and needs in very …

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College Transition Planning Is The Key To College Success

Making an effective transition to college is the key first-year success, and to ultimately seeing graduation.  In many cases, transition planning is not formally done, and the mistakes of not thinking about it become apparent only in hindsight, after something goes wrong. An effective transition should be defined by what a successful transition would look …

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Parents Often Left At A Distance For College

Besides the normal social, independence, and geographic reasons that parents find increasing the distance from their students when they head off to college, there’s another barrier that will keep them wanting for information:  Federal law.  Parents are often surprised that they are unable to find out anything about their child from the college due to …

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