Research + News | Topic: College Readiness

Five Decisions Every Freshman Needs To Make

First year students are about to enter an entirely new experience, and meet peers in a new environment for them. Read Tim Elmore’s blog about their upcoming decisions here.

Top Questions To Ask College Students Before They Head To School

Kara Powell blogs for Fuller Youth Institute and says “it’s never too early to start thinking about life after high school.” Read the blog post here.

Why Aren’t Students Showing Up For College?

According to research from Harvard, between 10% and 40% of the kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don’t actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon “summer melt,” and it has long been a puzzling problem. Listen to the story on NPR here.

8 Life Skills Your Teen Needs Before Starting College

When high school graduates move out of the house, many parents wonder “Are they ready?” or “Will they be OK?”

Read the article here.

4 Things Your Professors Wish You Knew Before You Start College

Here’s what several professors around the country offered as their advice for incoming freshmen. Read the article here.

Out Of The Nest

Tips for Successfully Launching Your Kids into College. A blog post from Rhett Smith for Fuller Youth Institute. Read the blog here.

4 Answers for Parents About College-Level Classes in High School

These classes often require more independent learning and study time outside of class.

Read the article here.

College students benefit from later class times

Starting school later may seem like just schoolkid’s dream; However, for college-age students, starting school later may be an academic advantage.

Some people argue that studying during the early morning is the optimal time for the brain to perform complex comprehension tasks. But a new study shows that sayings such as “the early bird catches the worm” may not apply to studying habits. Read the full article here.

The Dangerous, Costly Phenomenon (That Only Affects High School Seniors)

A closer look at senioritis, why it matters, how to address it, and how school counselors can make a difference.

Read the article here.

Goodbyes of Summer: As Teens Leave for College, Families Feel Jumble of Emotions

When Victoria Dawson flew last week from Washington, D.C., to Boulder, Colo., to drop off her daughter Ellie for her freshman year of college, she and Ellie’s father saw it as a chance for some final quality time together. Read the full article here.