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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True Stories: A College Failure Turned To Success

“James” was a 21 year-old-man when I met him.  From the Pittsburgh area, he graduated from a well respected suburban high school with a 2.8 GPA and above average SAT scores.  He attended a large state university in the mid-south, and his struggles began almost immediately, manifesting fully during his third semester.  He was placed …

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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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