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ERIC Number: EJ792647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
College Graduation "Is" the Bottom Line
Johnson, Greg
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v20 n4 p23-24 Win 2006
Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to help disadvantaged Boston students get into college, graduate from college and go far in life. In its first year, it supported 25 students through the college admissions process. This year, it is helping more than 350 Boston high school seniors from the class of 2006 to get into college and providing support to more than 375 students who are already enrolled at colleges across the country. Bottom Line typically ranks students across three categories when determining their level of need. The most common problem by far is that students are not academically prepared for the rigors of a college education. In some cases, they are not even close. The second biggest problem is that students are not ready to make the financial commitment to college. Finally, there are many students who will struggle with the social and emotional adjustment to college. Bottom Line recognizes the extent of the support that is needed and it has built a holistic program that helps students select "the right" school to attend and when they arrive on campus it provides a support network to help them stay in school and graduate.
New England Board of Higher Education. 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111. Tel: 617-357-9620; Fax: 617-338-1577; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts