Hunt Is on for High-School Graduates Who Left the College Path
Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal
Hundreds of thousands of students who graduated from high school last spring veered off the path to higher education, diverted by the pandemic. Now, high schools and colleges are trying to set them back on track.
Identifying and contacting those former students, and selling them on the benefits of going to college, can be a daunting task: Some moved, lost access to their high-school email networks, or got full-time jobs and don’t want to give up their income. And the longer they are away from formal education, counselors warn, the harder it could be to bring them into the fold.