Up to 40 percent of college-bound students fail to enroll in college the fall after graduation. This phenomenon is known as summer melt. College-intending students have completed key college-going steps, such as being accepted to college and applying for financial aid, and have concretely signaled their intention to enroll in college. Yet they don’t take the steps necessary to transition successfully to college the fall after high school graduation.

Don’t be a statistic, avoid the summer melt!

Harvard University’s Strategic Data Project suggests taking the following nine steps over the summer to ensure enrollment in the fall. Read more.