ERIC Number: ED473552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Hacia Adelante: Pathways to College. A Guide for Latino Families [and] Hacia Adelante: Pathways to College. Una Guia Para Familias Latinas.
Rodriguez, Rosana; McCollum, Pam; Diaz-Sanchez, Micaela; Romero, Anna Alicia; Montemayor, Aurelio
This guide provides a family approach to college planning, with the goal of helping Latino students gain college entrance. Part 1 provides basic information about college, including information about how early parents should begin talking with their children about college, how parents can help their children plan for college, ensuring that children have access to challenging courses, the test required, how to apply, and seeking financial aid. Twenty-three resources are provided for finding out about financial aid. Part 2 is a workbook to be used by students and their families for planning for college. It includes practical tools for planning and gathering information and is organized in a step-by-step fashion. Sections cover creating a "to do" list; developing an action plan; creating timelines for selecting a college, applying for financial aid, and getting letters of recommendation; prioritizing various college features; creating a worksheet for rating colleges; identifying financial and other support; things to do and ask when visiting campuses; writing follow-up letters to colleges; and planning a budget. Eight resources present more information. An appendix presents Texas-specific information, including the tests required for higher education, and high school graduation requirements. Five resources provide further information about financial aid in Texas. (TD)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Parent Student Relationship, Paying for College, Resource Materials, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
IDRA, 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190, Tel: 210-444-1714 ($7.00 for either English [ISBN-1-878550-71-3] or Spanish [ISBN-1-878550-72-1]). For full text, in English: http://www.idra.org/Resource/eng_pub.pdf or Spanish: http://www.idra.org/Resource/spa_pub.pdf.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas