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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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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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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College Problems And The “Transfer Trap”

Students who find themselves doing poorly in college often feel that they might do better at a different school. But once they examine the requirements to transfer, they realize that their low GPA and bad grades keep them trapped at their current school. I think of this phenomenon as the Transfer Trap: Unable to transfer …

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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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