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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?
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 "Summer Melt,&quo...
 Summer Melt: the Video
If the video below is slow to load, click here . Your browser does not support HTML5 video. So what can you do about summer melt?  Find out here by making a personalized matriculation plan ! ...
Stopping Summer Melt: Making a Matriculation Plan
Even after a student is accepted, getting to college is not easy! Each college is different, but in each case, there are many steps to take, forms to submit, and deadlines to meet.   You can help your mentee make it to college by familiarizing...
 FAFSA Verification
Do you need to verify your FAFSA information? There's a good chance the answer is yes, so watch this video, and then get started!  Your browser does not support HTML5 video. ...
2 Year Enrollment Checklist
Make sure that you are not one of the students that " melts away " over the summer! Click here to download iMentor's 2 year college enrollment task list to see what you need to do to stay on track tay on track and make it to colle...
4 Year Enrollment Checklist
Make sure that you are not one of the students that " melts away " over the summer! Click here to download iMentor's 4 year college enrollment task list to see what you need to do to stay on track tay on track and make it to colle...
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 mor...
 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 youtube channel here .&n...
What is the drop add 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 register well before the add dead...
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...
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...
Leaky FAFSA Pipeline
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...