College Dreams for Atlanta Students Upended by Pandemic Uncertainty

By , The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The months just after high school graduation have long posed a problem for some teens who plan to start college in the fall.

It’s during this precarious season that money woes, family emergencies and other obstacles pop up to prevent between 10% to 20% of recent graduates who had planned to go to college from actually enrolling.

School counselors even have a name for it: Summer melt.

Throw in a global pandemic and some fear a trickle could become a flood.

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