How to succeed at community college

Community colleges are finding ways to engage students and raise their odds of success, a new study finds. One college warns students they must show up for class or be kicked out.

In Tennessee, volunteer “success coaches” help first-generation students fill out college forms, apply for financial aid and navigate the system.

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  1. The best way to succeed at community college is to get adequately prepared in high school. Colleges should not be “second chance” high schools, which is more and more what they’re becoming.

    Force the high schools to do their job. God knows the public schools get the lion’s share of our property taxes; is it too much to ask that in return we get high school graduates who can read, write, and do basic arithmetic? Apparently so, judging by the prevalence of remedial college classes.