ednext-podcast-july16-summermelt-flipAt least ten percent of students who graduate from high school and plan on going to college never show up on campus in the fall, a phenomenon called “summer melt.”

Ben Castleman of the University of Virginia has studied the causes of summer melt and is testing some innovative interventions to help get at-risk students to college. He finds that connecting students with people and resources to help them manage the paperwork for financial aid, student loans, health insurance, and housing can make all the difference in getting from graduation to orientation.

To read the review of Ben Castleman’s book (The 160-Character Solution) discussed in this episode of the podcast, click here. Ben Castleman responds to the review here.

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Last updated July 20, 2016