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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5 Common Surprises For College Freshmen

The freshman year for any college student is one of adjustment. Getting used to the college system, learning how to live with your roommates, understanding what each professor expects, and just figuring out what offices like the “bursar” do are all expected challenges for freshmen. But, as a first-year college student, what are some of …

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Possible Signs And Risk Factors For Future College Failure

For many of the students that I’ve worked with who had problems or failed in college, there were many signs or “risk factors” that were present prior to college. Risk factors for college failure can be either characteristics of the student or key actions that were not taken when they considered college. In most cases, …

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College Failure Help And Transition Program, Updates

I’ve written a great deal about at my work- which is helping failing college students and preventing college problems- at my College Strategy Blog. This last year has been very busy, and I apologize for not posting here more often. The Student Strategy Blog is intended to focus more on college preparation for high school …

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Two Types Of College Applications

Completing College Applications Many students find applying to college to be an intimidating subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Actually applying- the act of filling out the applications- can be a relatively easy thing, provided that you’ve done the required steps beforehand. Students should first identify what colleges that they want to apply to, …

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Interview With Joan House, Disability Director At Carlow University In Pittsburgh

Among the many colleges and colleagues that I’ve worked with, there are some that I feel that students and families should know more about.  With more and more students going to college with a disability, there are many questions that students have.  To help answer some of these, I’ve invited Joan House, Director of Disability …

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Should I Attend A Junior College?

Should I Attend A Junior College? A “junior college” is generally thought of as the college level that falls below traditional four-year institutions that confer bachelor’s degrees.  While this is true, there can be a broad interpretations of what these “junior college” can mean.  Some consider community colleges to be junior colleges, which isn’t necessarily …

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