College Ready or Student Ready?

There is a body of research that shows many students come out of high school not college ready to succeed or complete a college degree. Most of the research speaks to what high schools can do to prepare and there is little about what services higher education can provide such as pre-college counseling in high school. Data and studies provide argument for the elimination of the traditional remediation programs and to replace with integrated learning or co-requisite tutoring with all ‘traditional classes’. Many argue that there is a need to define program of study early for those students identified as requiring some ‘remediation’ or assistance to better succeed in and complete college in a timely fashion.

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