The Top 3 Reasons Students Drop Out of College and What You Can Do to Make it to Graduation

The Top 3 Reasons Students Drop Out of College and What You Can Do to Make it to Graduation

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In this episode guest Dr. Erin Wheeler, the founder of Be Preppy, LLC. joins Katy to discuss why students drop out of college and what steps you can take to make sure you make it to graduation.

A little over half of all students who enter college actually complete their college degree in 6 years. There are many factors that can cause a student to leave the college experience, some are out of your control, but most boil down to not getting help with navigating life’s challenges and obstacles alongside the demands of college life.

We explore:

  • Why so many students decide to leave the college experience

  • The top 3 obstacles to college success

  • Strategies for pushing through those hurdles and challenges

  • Free resources on your campus designed to help you complete college

This episode is fantastic for every current college student, students considering leaving college, and students who have left college.

Your homework…I challenge you to do a little audit of your college life. Are you struggling with your academics? paying for college? or personal issues? If you said yes to any of these go to the offices on your campus that help with these common challenges to get support. Also, consider sharing this episode with anyone you know who is struggling with their college experience.

Share your experiences and advice with us in the comments or snap a pic of you listening to the podcast, share it on your social, and tag @collegehoodadvice and @bepreppyllc to let us know what’s resonating with you.


More About Dr. Erin Wheeler


Dr. Erin Wheeler is college completion advocate and social entrepreneur.  Her company, Be Preppy, uses technology and an innovative business model to provide to low-income families access to quality college coaching.  She is also the author of Geaux Wiser: Secrets to College Success and host of the Woke Wise College Kids podcast in which she shares soulful, expert advice on completing college and living the best post-grad life. Connect with her on social @erinwheelerphd - Instagram/Facebook and @bepreppyllc - Instagram/Facebook/Twitter

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