Evaluate Your Support of Returning Stopouts

Evaluate Your Support of Returning Stopouts

How well is your institution supporting returning stopouts?

While students may stop out at any point, they often return to campus with much more complex lives than when they left and have competing demands for their time.

Use this mini-digital diagnostic below to assess your institutional support of these returning stopouts to determine how well-prepared your institution is to support learners who struggle to balance their professional, personal, and academic demands. For the full 39-question diagnostic, download the PDF.

Take the diagnostic

This diagnostic is divided into four main categories: career integration, financial wellness support, student services, and curricular support.

Students who have stopped often return with an eye toward the workforce. Creating clear pathways with on- and off-ramps that integrate previous work experiences and help students accrue market-relevant credentials will help your institution stand out due to this support of returning stopouts.  

Finances are the leading reason students stop out of college. To prevent students from stopping out again, colleges should proactively integrate student financial wellness into their stopout strategy.

Connections to campus staff who understand the unique challenges faced by returning stopouts can make the difference for students seeking the most efficient path to their goals.

Returning stopouts have already lost time toward their degrees. Create efficiencies that don’t penalize students for lost time while also meeting the needs of their future employers.

Select how much you agree that your institution employs each of the following practices (1=Disagree; 5=Agree). Based on your score, you will receive suggested insights to aid your efforts in supporting stopouts at your institution.

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