The number of “some college, no credential” students has grown to over 40 million — a higher number than ever before. What’s more, a disproportionate number of these learners are students of color, first generation or otherwise facing systemic barriers on their pathways to achieving their potential.
No one goes to college thinking they’ll leave without completing their credential or degree. But life happens. That’s why, as part of their efforts to increase enrollment, community colleges, universities and online programs alike must focus on stopped-out learners as an important piece of the puzzle. With the proper support, former students can return to school and complete — bettering life for themselves, their families and their communities.
Re-enrollment coaching can help address ongoing enrollment declines, while giving learners a second chance to pursue a life-changing credential or degree. Coaching re-engages and reconnects students to your institution and highlights the value of completing their education. It also helps them develop strategies to balance work, family, financial and academic obligations, along with giving them a sense of belonging — putting them on course to succeed.
By bringing these learners back, you’re able to leverage your prior investment in marketing and recruiting to achieve a stronger ROI. And by improving your re-enrollment process using coaching, you can actually help reduce future stopouts.
Proactive re-engagement with stopped-out learners
Boosted enrollment, retention and completion rates
Insights into stopout reasons and process pain points
Expanded institutional bandwidth and resources
Enhanced equity in enrollment and beyond
Reconnection with goals and commitment to completion
Ability to balance work, family, financial and academic obligations
Growth in time management, accountability and sense of belonging
Increased confidence in navigating the return process and succeeding in school
Progress toward a better career and a better life
Proactively reaching out and engaging with former students
Assessing and reviewing reasons for stopping out to develop a personalized plan to overcome obstacles and move forward
Continued check-ins to address challenges, find resources and celebrate successes