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Gym Attendance as a Way to Boost your College GPA?
A Michigan State University paper has taken the internet and other media by storm today by laying out the statistical case that gym attendance can boost a college GPA for freshmen and sophomores.
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A Texas prison inmate wrote me recently asking for a free copy of my book after reading about it in a newspaper column on the importance of soft skills in the job hunt. He justified the request with a claim that he achieved a 3.7 GPA in getting his associate's degree and "acquired a lot of academic knowledge" but was not ready for the workforce when he completes his prison term soon. I hear this comment frequently from college graduates and current students everywhere from community college to the Ivies, and none of them are in jail.
College Admission Rates – A New Discussion
Given the public support our colleges and universities receive, let's begin asking our most elite institutions to serve more students and to consider the following questions.
How to Get Your Student’s Dorm Ready for Break
When planning your student’s travel for breaks during the school year, you may not give their dorm a second thought. If you don’t want your student dealing with a mess on their first day back at school, be sure to follow these tips from GradGuard to set your student up for success: 1. Take care […]
Parents Growing Less Confident in Students’ Ability to Finish College; Families Worry About Financial Blow from Temporary Withdrawal
According to the 2018 Allianz Tuition Insurance College Confidence Index, parents are more concerned than a year ago about their child's ability to finish college without needing to withdraw, though students' level of confidence in finishing held steady. However, both still see significant financial implications of an early college withdrawal, estimating a loss of about $10,000. Despite their concern about withdrawal and financial losses, both groups also admit to not being able to recall their college's refund policy.