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Why some students quit college - and how they can finish

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,887 Senior Member
"... Programs like Tennessee Reconnect are available in more than 20 communities across 13 states — students can find one near them through The Graduate! Network's website. Those who don't have access to free help can navigate the process independently by following these tips:

— Contact your original school's admissions, advising or registrar's office to find out what you need to do to finish your degree.

— Consider other schools, particularly if you had a bad experience at your previous institution. If you need a more flexible class schedule, explore options including online or hybrid programs, which mix online and in-person classes." ...


Replies to: Why some students quit college - and how they can finish

  • OnwardUpward6OnwardUpward6 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    When I have a client who wants to finish their degree, we start the college counseling process from the beginning in the sense that we focus at first on what kind of life they really want to have. We build a vision based on who they are now and where they want to be at various points in their life. We build a vision of an ideal career. While many students start out with fantastical or unrealistic ideas, over several discussions they envision careers that are not only realistic for them but also much more exciting for them because they fit the clients very well.

    Once we have the career visions and lifestyle visions worked out, we can look at options for getting the qualifications needed as well as work options, networking options and other things they can do to build a framework for making their visions reality.

    It's very true that many people do not go back to finish degrees because they have false beliefs about barriers to success. Rather than "going back," I urge them to "go forward" and not assume that they must return to their former college or major. They may do so, but it's not a given. Generally, when people free themselves of the assumptions that hold them back, they can stand tall and move forward.

  • RobertGreeneRobertGreene Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    There are a lot of assumptions that have been indulged with the factor of quit college.Mostly student quit college and haven't any destination point that they finished.There are a lack of money or we can said that they are not financially supportive from their families.Thanks
  • sta3535sta3535 Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
    Some students take a semester or year long break, which isn't a bad idea, but overall, if you don't mind graduating later, then you'll be fine.
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