Today, I am excited to announce the official launch of Habitudes for the Journey: The Art of Navigating Transitions. As students move from high school to college or college to career, it is essential that adults prepare them to transition well.
An increasing number of higher ed faculty report freshman students are unready for college:
- More than half of 2012 high school grads who took the college entrance exam did not have the skills they will need to succeed at college, two recent reports say.
- Just over 57% earned a combined score lower than what’s needed to make it in college
- Most could not maintain a B- average or above, according to SAT scores. Based on ACT scores, students came in a bit lower, showing 60% don’t have what it takes.
- Student scores in STEM classes fared the worst, however, students continue to confidently assert they are “good” or “very good” at math and science.
Did You Know…
- Two thirds of students change their major more than once.
- 40% wish they’d chosen a different major once they finish.
- More than half take six years to graduate.
- 50% are unemployed or underemployed after graduation.
- 40% make a decision about their major without thought of a career.
- Two thirds graduate with a debt. The average debt is $26,000.
- Over 60% move back home with their parents.
We must help them transition well.
To illustrate this point, we created a video trailer for Habitudes for the Journey. We hope you’ll enjoy and share it. We also hope it inspires you to put an end to “Chronic Freshman Disorder”.
Pick up your copy of Habitudes for the Journey today. It’s designed for use with groups of students. Bulk discount pricing is available. For more information, click here.
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