From Community College to a Selective University
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Many community college students with high grade point averages aren't transferring to four-year institutions. According to the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program, each year more than 50,000 community college students are prepared to do well at a four-year university but fail to transfer. And 15,000 of those students have earned at least a 3.7 GPA and could transfer to selective universities.
There are several obstacles blocking even high-achieving community college students from transferring to a four-year institution. One is financial. Another issue: some community colleges aren't adequately advising students on what they need to do to be prepared for transfer.