“A 2015 nationwide survey of 1,502 college students revealed that 60 percent wished they had gotten more help with emotional preparation for college.
Emotional preparedness includes the ability to:
- take care of oneself;
- adapt to new environments;
- control negative emotions or behavior; and
- build positive relationships.
The students also revealed they felt too much emphasis was placed on academic preparation for college. Despite all of the effort that went into ensuring they had appealing transcripts, their lack of emotional skills impaired their academic achievement.”