Experience Series


The College Experience

Part of the Experience Series for college students in a four-year program, The College Experience, 2/e incorporates the GRIT framework, supplying learners with powerful success strategies and tools for college completion and career success–get in, get through, get out, and get paid. The authors recognize that understanding what it takes to succeed in college is one thing, but having the personal GRIT to make it happen is what makes the difference. Framed in a practical, situational manner, the book helps students navigate what to do, when do it, and where to go for support. It provides scientifically grounded yet practical tips and tools students need to grow greater GRIT, which research shows as the most powerful predictor of success in school and beyond. Students ‘Get in, Get through’ using a firm foundation of distinctive features to stay in, and get through, college with academic, social, and transitional skills. In order to ‘Get out, Get paid’ it equips students with a blend of professional and GRIT-based mindset required to successfully graduate and enter a career that fulfills their educational and personal goals.


The College Experience: Compact

Part of the Experience Series for college students in a 1-credit or blended/online student success program, The College Experience Compact, 2/e incorporates the GRIT framework, supplying learners with powerful success strategies and tools for college completion and career success—get in, get through, get out, and get paid. The authors recognize that understanding what it takes to succeed in college is one thing, but having the personal GRIT to make it happen is what makes the difference. Framed in a practical, situational manner, the book helps students navigate what to do, when do it, and where to go for support. It provides scientifically grounded yet practical tips and tools students need to grow greater GRIT, which research shows as the most powerful predictor of success in school and beyond. Students ‘Get in, Get through’ using a firm foundation of distinctive features to stay in, and get through, college with academic, social, and transitional skills. In order to ‘Get out, Get paid’ it equips students with a blend of professional and GRIT-based mindset required to successfully graduate and enter a career that fulfills their educational and personal goals.


The Community College Experience

Part of the Experience Series for college students in a two-year program, The Community College Experience, 4/e incorporates the GRIT framework, supplying learners with powerful success strategies and tools for college completion and career success—get in, get through, get out, and get paid. The authors recognize that understanding what it takes to succeed in college is one thing, but having the personal GRIT to make it happen is what makes the difference. Framed in a practical, situational manner, the book helps students navigate what to do, when do it, and where to go for support. It provides scientifically grounded yet practical tips and tools students need to grow greater GRIT, which research shows as the most powerful predictor of success in school and beyond. Students ‘Get in, Get through’ using a firm foundation of distinctive features to stay in, and get through, college with academic, social, and transitional skills. In order to ‘Get out, Get paid’ it equips students with a blend of professional and GRIT-based mindset required to successfully graduate and enter a career that fulfills their educational and personal goals.


The First Generation College Experience

The First Generation Experience is the only college success book written specifically to serve first generation students. It is for students who need a little extra attention and support to have a firm footing in the academic world.

It is about helping those students who have felt disenfranchised, disengaged, and disappointed by the educational system to empower themselves with the knowledge and the skills necessary to imagine and realize and new future. It is also a book about change, specifically transformation. The word itself has multiple meanings in different academic disciplines, but the idea of transformation most closely applies to the intentional process by which we help students change as individuals, as scholars, and as citizens of their communities.