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ERIC Number: ED558498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
College Match Advising for the Moderate- and High-Achieving Student: Promoting Knowledge, Sharing Advice, and Giving Support. College Match Issue Focus
MDRC
There is broad consensus that our nation must increase the number of low-income and first-generation students who enroll in and complete college, yet many academically capable low-income students enroll in nonselective four-year and two-year colleges where graduation rates are low and where they are less likely to succeed; others fail to enroll at all. For four years the College Match pilot program placed "near-peer" advisers--trained advisers who are recent college graduates--in a select number of low-income high schools where they delivered crucial information, supported students as they navigated the college and financial aid application process, and helped them and their parents make informed decisions about college selection and enrollment. Here several former advisers reflect on the range of issues facing the students they advised, and describe their efforts to provide informed advice and encouragement to students who may unknowingly underestimate their college options.
MDRC. 16 East 34th Street 19th Floor, New York, NY 10016-4326. Tel: 212-532-3200; Fax: 212-684-0832; e-mail: publications@mdrc.org; Web site: http://www.mdrc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; North Carolina