Overcoming ‘Summer Melt’
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
For community colleges trying to retain every student, summer is a precarious season when many high school graduates who plan to enroll in the fall don’t follow through. Current students who take the summer off often fail to come back, too.
More colleges are fighting back against summer melt by bringing potential students to campus for small-group workshops, engaging students through personal contacts, offering free summer classes, and sending automatic reminders throughout the summer.