College admissions letters are cause for celebration. But they’re not the end of the road. Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year degree program will not finish within six years, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. What causes some students to soar and others to struggle? Joyce Draper, founder of Draper College Consulting, believes social, emotional and life skills are just as important as academic preparedness. She shares the college transition conversation she has with all her graduating seniors before they head to college.
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