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Bridging The Degree Divide: Four Tips for College-Bound Students

Watch experts from the recorded webcast:

Today, college-bound low-income students discuss summer melt

  • Join us today on this webpage for a roundtable discussion via Google Hangout as coast-to-coast College Possible students speak openly about their excitement, fear and the barriers they face as they prepare to head to college in the fall. Students will pose questions to recent college grads about this critical summer and the first year of college.
  • Interview promising low-income studentscoaches and College Possible leadership following the interview.
  • Attend one of our Summer Bridge sessions—a summer coaching session dedicated to ensuring that our students are prepared to begin classes in the fall and do not “melt away.”

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Roundtable: 1 p.m. CDT/2 p.m. EDT
Interviews: 2 – 3 p.m. CDT/ 3 – 4 p.m. EDT
Summer Bridge Sessions: Afternoon or evening (additional Summer Bridge sessions occur throughout June)

WHO:
College-bound College Possible students, their coaches, recent college grads and our CEO and Founder Jim McCorkell, who is also a first-generation college graduate.

View roundtable participant biographies

HOW:
Join us for a Google Hangout on Air by visiting this page (CollegePossible.org/Roundtable) on June 3, 2015 at 1 p.m. CDT, 2 p.m. EDT.

WHAT is summer melt?

The summer-time drop out of incoming college freshman, an especially pronounced problem among low-income students.

About College Possible:
College Possible™ is a growing nonprofit organization making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.

Students, coaches and College Possible leadership are available for interviews upon request.

Media contact:
Anna Rockne
ARockne@CollegePossible.org