ERIC Number: ED242398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
From High School to College: A Critical Transition.
National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Washington, DC.
As the structure of education has become more complex, as participation in education and related expectations have increased, and as the cost of higher education has increased dramatically, the transition between high school and college has become more complicated. This discussion explores several dimensions of the transition process, including participants, influences, outcomes, and the process itself. Transition is viewed as a process beginning as early as seventh or eighth grade, when decisions are made about what courses to take in high school, and ending when a decision is made about what college to attend. It is argued that the process can be influenced in many ways. Emphasis is given to the importance of students having access to information about college admissions and financial aid at the right time. While it is recognized that others play important parts, the role of counselors in providing such information is considered paramount. The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) expresses the intent to develop a partnership involving high schools, colleges and universities, testing agencies, and government to insure that transition is as smooth as possible. An outline of timelines in the college admission/aid process and a statement of principles of good practice for NACAC members are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Washington, DC.