Why Get HELP?
What the Literature tells us…
- Students and parents are waiting too late to begin intentional college and career readiness preparation
- As ninth grade has been identified as a make-or-break year in which course performance and attendance are the most significant predictors of high school graduation, we need to find ways to motivate students to attend and perform
- Research highlights that students from underserved/disadvantaged communities have less college readiness resources pursue college at lower rates, and under-match when selecting a college
- Less than 10% of incoming college students know a lot about the field they intend to major in
- As students’ progress through their freshman year, they become more uncertain about their intended major
- ACT Inc. reports that students who select a major that matches their interests are more likely to stick with it and complete degree requirements on time, but few high school graduates are choosing a college major that suits them
- Data from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that 80% of US students change their major at least once, but on average, college students change their major at least three times over the course of their college career
This is why get HELP…
The HELP Team is composed of trained educational consultants, administrators and professionals who possess extensive educational knowledge and expertise. Additionally, HELP representatives keep up-to-date on admissions policies, academic alternatives and best practices by staying up on the literature, attending conferences and engaging with our vast professional network to stay abreast of current trends in the academic industry from middle through graduate school.
The HELP process involves communication with the students and family members in various formats in order to accomplish our individualized goals for each student. HELP meets in person with the family, alone with student, as well as communicates by video chat, phone and email in order to make sure HELP clients stay informed during the entire process.
Time and experience has shown us that students that work with Mr. Ed and HELP normally develop a close relationship, allowing them to trust his judgment, which in turn enables students to accomplish their goals faster and more efficiently.