Featured topics include: mental health; HS research programs; college withdrawal policies; winter break tips; supporting student passions; and therapeutic IECs.

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What IECs Need to Know Today about Student Mental Health

Admiring a photograph of an expert climber flashing a frosty smile and waving a tiny flag on the summit of Mount Everest is radically different from actual Himalayan mountaineering. Similarly, admiring a school or college website, replete with carefully curated student profiles and teacher bios, impressive admissions statistics, majestic buildings, and lush lawns is radically different from the daily grind of studying.

Navigating Leave of Absence and Withdraw Policies in College: Why We Need to Know

Mason was thrilled to start an elite engineering program within a large university during the fall of 2020. His college made the decision to have students reside on campus and attend some courses online and some in person. Six weeks into the semester, Mason’s mental health issues began to take a toll and interfere with his ability to complete his schoolwork. With his family, Mason made the difficult decision to withdraw from his five courses and return home.