ERIC Number: ED379848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Helping Gifted Children and Their Families Prepare for College: A Handbook Designed To Assist Economically Disadvantaged and First-Generation College Attendees. Number RM93201.
Wright, Avis L.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula
Intended for gifted students and their parents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, this monograph provides guidance on preparing for college, including the college search process, college application, and applying for financial aid. Sections of the guide address: (1) self-awareness (the essential starting point); (2) academic awareness (understanding how the institution of higher education evaluates potential students); (3) the college search (sources of information on colleges and universities); (4) decision-making (how to choose which institutions to apply to and then which to attend); (5) preparing for college; (6) the college admissions packet (tips on completing an admissions application); (7) the admissions essay and interview; (8) college costs (how costs are computed); (9) financial aid (sources and application procedures); (10) the admissions offer; (11) college housing and meals; and (12) support personnel available at most institutions. Each section provides general information, subsections addressed either to parents or students, checklists, and suggested resources and activities. Extensive appendices provide additional information on registration, college planning calendars for students and parents, letters, telephone techniques, questions for college representatives, resources, and early entrance programs. (DB)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Freshmen, College Preparation, Decision Making, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Gifted, High Schools, Higher Education, Parent Role, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid
NRC/GT, The University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Rd., U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.