For many students, dreams of college never become a reality. Sometimes, even when they are able to get the right grades and test scores to gain admission, they aren’t able to make it to graduation.
The College Success Foundation, which helps low-income students finish high school, has narrowed in on key strategies that help many underserved students get into college and leave with a diploma. They include strong academic preparation in the earlier grades, building character traits such as perseverance, and selecting a college that provides financial aid packages as well as services to support students who need it.
Some of these are common sense, but none of them alone is a silver bullet. Rather, it is the combination of these that can really make a difference for students struggling to get into and succeed in college.
Read more at The Washington Post.