College Readiness: Programs that Help High School Students Who Need Extra Help Preparing for College

Mar 19, 2019


Many Maine students are unprepared for post-secondary school (college) but fortunately there are programs to help them.  A 2013 news report found that 12 percent of students entering the University of Maine system – and 50 percent of all students entering Maine community colleges, needed remedial classes. TRIO is one of the oldest programs in the country to prepare low-income kids for college.  Bowdoin is a leader in this area with its Upward Bound programs. Our panel will discuss these programs and how best to help students get ready for college.