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ERIC Number: EJ878450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Demystifying and Deconstructing the College Application Process
Richardson, Jeanita W.
Journal of Negro Education, v77 n4 p382-397 Fall 2008
While benefits of college matriculation are well-established, the portal controlling access to higher education is the institutional application. The bulk of the college application process takes place during a student's senior or 12th-grade year; however, parents and caregivers of high school students need to know that the quest for college matriculation is a very different exercise than it was decades ago: it now requires attention during all of the high school years. This text sets forth a grade-specific timeline for parents and students which will be useful in the highly competitive application process that in a contemporary context spans four years. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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