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ERIC Number: ED539760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Frequently Asked Questions about College Access and Success
Pathways to College Network
This paper presents questions and answers regarding college access and success. These questions include: (1) What is the "achievement gap" and how serious is it?; (2) Is college the best option for all students? If not, why prepare all youth for college?; (3) Can we afford to send everyone to college?; (4) What prevents students from going to college?; (5) Why do so many students start college leave before finishing degrees?; (6) How does financial aid impact decisions about college?; (7) What does the Pathways to College Network mean by "college?"; (8) What is an "underserved student," as defined by the Pathways to College Network?; (9) When do students need to begin preparing for college?; (10) What is meant by a "college-going culture?"; (11) Why is it important to have "high expectations" for students?; (12) What is meant by a "college-preparatory" curriculum and "college-readiness?"; and (13) What is the single most important action that our leaders need to take in order to make college access and success a reality?
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Resources Institute, Pathways to College Network