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Summer Melt

This category contains resources about the phenomenon known as "summer melt,"how to keep students on track to matriculate on-time, and other important information for incoming college students.

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What is Summer Melt?
Summer melt overview Did you know that between 10 and 40% of students who plan to go to college still don't make it to campus in the fall — even if they've been  accepted and paid their deposits?   This phenomenon is called ...
Making it to Sophomore Year: Starting the Conversation
"As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won't make it back for sophomore year. The reasons run the gamut from family problems and loneliness to academic struggles and a lack of money." Freshman Retention Rate, US News More and m...
EOP Summer Enrichment Programs
Background: Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) aim to improve college access and retention for students from first-generation or low-income backgrounds. Students accepted into post-secondary institutions through EOP show potential to persist an...
 Class Registration
Registering for Classes This video is full of great tips on how to plan and register for college. It's aimed at new freshman, but has lots of good ideas for sophomores too. And for more great videos like this, subscribe to Aleigha Nicole's...
What is the drop add deadline?
What is the add/drop deadline? Each college has its own academic calendar, and it pays (sometimes literally) to familiarize yourself with that calendar.   The add deadline is the last day to register for a class. It's a good idea to r...
Missed the Deadline?
Did you miss a deadline?  You're not alone! Between 10 and 40% of college-intending students experience summer melt . In other words, they accept a college offer, but then don't make it to campus in the fall, often because of missed...
What is a student account?
You've accepted the college of your choice: now what?  If you're like many incoming college freshman, you're probably feeling overwhelmed with all the information that's being thrown at you. Still, one of the most important thi...
Payment Plans
You're going to college! The big question is: how do you pay for it?  Fortunately, your college probably has a number of payment options available. Some colleges offer creative financing plans, called deferred payment or installment pla...