If an incoming community college student were asked right off the bat to pledge to complete a degree or credential, in a moment of truth, would that student think of his promise before transferring or dropping out?
Illinois Valley Community College students will sign a mass pledge to complete their degrees and certificates from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, as part of IVCC's annual Spirit Day celebration and New Student Convocation.
On May 12, a record number of awards were handed to proud graduates of Snead State Community College. The number of these hard-earned achievement milestones (both associate degrees and certificates) has actually doubled in the past four years.
Community college leaders on Wednesday heard from researchers who outlined recent data regarding students as well as from student advocates who detailed initiatives to engage students in their own success.
Procrastination and tricky financial aid rules have been costing millions of college students big bucks. But new efforts to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier may enable more students to qualify for more money.