Nearly half of all US undergraduates show up to their first day of class unprepared for the rigors of college life. Many of these students require extra education to ready them for their college courses.
These extra classes cost time and money, leading students to drop out or pile on additional debt. To solve this, some colleges are turning to the fast-growing supply of online courses to help prepare their freshmen for college.
Sebastian Thrun is the CEO of Udacity, an online education organization that now offers college readiness courses for credit through a partnership with San Jose State University. He talks with Ross Reynolds about why students are taking post-high school courses to ready for college.