Explaining A Withdrawal On Your Transcript

Many students have told me that they worry about how a withdraw from a class will look on their college transcript. They become concerned that it might affect their later life, such as for employment, applying to graduate school, or transferring to a different college. But the exercising the option for a withdrawal from a …

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Gap Year After Dismissal Parent Guide: Expert

Many parents’ first reaction is to want their child to take time off when they have not done well in college. I routinely receive questions about taking a gap year, and in many cases it is because their student was placed on academic suspension or dismissal. In my work to help students reach graduation, I’ve …

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Turning A College Failure In To A Success

It is completely possible for a student to turn their initial college problems or even class failures in to a successful college career. I’ve seen it happen many times: The student does poorly or is even academically dismissed, but then things change and they resume their their pathway, this time with positive results that see …

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Responding To Freshman College Failure

The summer following freshman year is one where many parents are trying to unravel exactly why their bright and promising student, who may have even done exceptionally well in high school, couldn’t replicate their strong performance during college. In so many cases it’s attributed to “first year adjustment,” or other factors and there are many …

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