Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating.

Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor. Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it.

“It becomes very hard for some learners, especially first-generation, to continue to stay in a traditional institution,” says Horn, 40.

Founded in 2015, ReUp claims it has since brought 8,000 students back to more than 30 colleges it currently works with. More than 400 re-enrolled students have graduated from institutions including Old Dominion University in Virginia and schools within the Texas A&M University System.

The San Francisco-based startup can now claim another

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