Key Questions

1. Why do students struggle in the transition from high school to college.

Overview

Going beyond the traditional academic definition of college readiness, this article draws on Consortium research to consider the role of noncognitive factors in preparing students for post-secondary success.

Part of the Jobs For the Future series, Ready or Not: It’s Time to Rethink the 12th Grade.

The paper examines why students often struggle in the transition to college, and describes how high schools can foster the development of noncognitive factors, as well as the role of higher education in supporting students to further develop these skills once they arrive at college.

The final, definitive version of this article has been published by Jobs for the Future, All rights reserved. © 2017

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