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Smith, Jonathan – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
To demonstrate the sequential nature of the college application process, in this paper I analyze the evolution of applications among high-achieving low-income students through data on the exact timing of SAT score sends. I describe at what point students send scores to colleges and which score sends ultimately become applications, resulting in…
Descriptors: College Applicants, High Achievement, Low Income, High School Students
Smith, Jonathan; Howell, Jessica; Pender, Matea; Hurwitz, Michael – College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
In 2010, 21 million students across the United States enrolled in one of nearly 4,500 postsecondary degree-granting institutions (Snyder & Dillow, 2011). Students of all academic backgrounds selected institutions they wanted to attend and, likewise, institutions made decisions about which students they wanted to admit. The resulting…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Literature Reviews, College Choice, Decision Making