Research finds that many high school seniors who intend to enroll in postsecondary education do not follow through the year after graduation. This brief summarizes findings from a study of the “summer melt” rates of the college-intending 2017 SDP high school seniors who completed the Senior Exit Survey. The brief responds to the following research questions:
- What was the summer melt rate for college-intending 2017 SDP high school seniors? Does it vary among student demographic groups?
- Based on students’ responses on the Senior Exit Survey, what are some high school experiences associated with reduction in the odds of summer melt?
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