Nearly one-third of college-bound high school graduates don’t arrive at any college campus the following fall. This pervasive problem is known as summer melt and Patrick O’Connor, a former NACAC president and current school counselor ambassador fellow at the US Department of Education, has some advice for combating it.
Can artificial intelligence prevent summer melt? Georgia State University is testing this theory and, so far, the results have been promising.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has teamed up with a group of teens to promote Summer Nudging — a program that uses text messages to help high schoolers successfully navigate the transition to college. Students from the High School for Recording Arts — a charter school located in St. Paul, Minnesota — recently created … Continue reading Minnesota Seeks to Curb Summer Melt with Text Messages
A little over half of all students who were eligible for the Pell Grant were selected for verification in 2015-16. The procedure, which requires students to submit additional paperwork to prove their income, inserts an extra step into the financial aid process. And in an op-ed published by The Hill this week, Justin Draeger—president and … Continue reading ‘Verification Melt’ Keeps Students from College Dreams
Looking to break down some of the barriers that prevent students from moving beyond high school? We’ll be broadcasting via Facebook Live at noon on Tuesday, June 19 with Ben Castleman, a #NACACreads author and a co-creator of a new guide Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions. This guide is a free tool for educators as … Continue reading Facebook Live: Join Us Next Week to Learn about ‘Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions’
Georgia State University has reinvented itself. “By focusing on retaining low-income students, rather than just enrolling them, the college raised its graduation rate to 54 percent from 32 percent in 2003,” according to a recent New York Times article. “And for the last five years, it has awarded more bachelor’s degrees to African-Americans…than any other … Continue reading Georgia State Lauded for Student Success Initiative