What factors show that a student is ready for college: good grades? High test scores? A killer application and essay? Or, are more intangible qualities better indicators of college success? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss what makes a high school student ready for higher ed. A listener wrote in and wondered if there are certain skills, behaviors, or mindsets that better prepare someone for college, or is everyone potentially college ready? Listen on for Ed’s take on what qualities make for a strong college student and what he thinks is just about essential to college success. You will also hear the punch lines from last episode’s math jokes courtesy of some funny fourth graders.
This episode was recorded on April 19, 2017.