HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Many high school students venture off to college with high hopes only to leave prematurely due to a variety of often preventable issues. With the national average drop-out rate hovering around the 59 percent range, efforts to help students before they step foot on campus are becoming increasingly important.

The College Student Development Center was founded to help improve post secondary education attainment rates in the U.S. by helping students learn the life skills necessary to become successful in higher education prior to arriving on campus.

Rozalia Williams, Ed.D., is president of the College Student Development Center. The Harvard University graduate implements the GottaDo College® Early Awareness Initiative; teaches the College Life Skills Course® which is recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE); and facilitates the How to Counsel College Bound Students training approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Based in Hollywood, the agency offers student development, professional development, and community outreach programs to prepare college-bound students for the challenges they will experience transitioning to college. The company is presenting a free seminar to examine various aspects of institutional bureaucracy and erroneous beliefs that shock, frustrate, overwhelm and undermine the aspirations of college students. Best practices for transitioning to college and persisting through graduation will be discussed.

This seminar is recommended for parents, guardians, educators, counselors and mentors of college-bound youth.

For more information, visit gotta-docollege.com or call 954-558-2818.