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Ma, Yingyi – Comparative Education Review, 2021
This study examines a new profession in China and those who inhabit it--admissions counselors who advise Chinese students on how to apply to colleges in the United States. This study was conducted in the international divisions of eight Chinese public high schools in five cities in China and aims to fill the void in our knowledge of the vital role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, School Counselors, College Admission
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Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn; Jennings, Jennifer L. – Educational Policy, 2020
Drawing on interviews with 88 middle school counselors tasked with implementing New York City's high school choice policy, we show that counselors largely question the policy's legitimacy and the equity of the high school assignments it produces. By highlighting issues of transparency and procedural fairness that threaten counselors' acceptance of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, High Schools, School Choice
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Brown, Victoria S.; Strigle, Josh; Toussaint, Mario – Online Learning, 2020
As a state university system planned for growth in the availability of distance education degrees, the presidents and the provosts decided to include consideration for the availability of student support services. To ensure availability of student support services for online students, college and university systems in the state developed and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Student Personnel Services, Internet, Distance Education
Ilic, Gorana; Rosenbaum, James E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
While many high schools reproduce social inequalities in college access, little is known about the schools that successfully reduce them. To this end, Gorana Ilic and James E. Rosenbaum studied an urban high school that expressed a strong commitment to supporting all students' college applications. In this article, they describe the organizational…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, College Bound Students, College Applicants
Complete College America, 2019
Far too often, today's college students find themselves wandering through their academic experiences, choosing from a dizzying array of majors, courses, and out-of-classroom learning experiences. And while this smorgasbord of options is often portrayed as beneficial to the student experience, more than a decade of research suggests that too many…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Educational Planning, Outcomes of Education, Career Choice
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Cranmore, Jeff; Adams-Johnson, Susan D.; Wiley, Joel; Holloway, Anna – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
School counselors are a primary source of college and career information for students and families, including students interested in pursuing a degree in fine arts. The admission process to fine arts programs can be complex and involve multiple steps; however, providing this guidance is clearly in line with the role of school counselor, as defined…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Fine Arts, Higher Education
Ruffalo Noel Levitz, 2019
Digital engagement is the most important strategy for engaging Generation Z, but what are the right solutions and strategies to maximize engagement with this crucial target market? Which approaches align with the expectations of the students colleges are trying to reach? And more importantly, how can a college make its institution's unique brand…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Recruitment, College Choice, Search Strategies
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Golubovich, Juliya; Tolentino, Florencia; Papageorgiou, Spiros – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this study, 249 users of the "TOEFL ITP"® assessment series (e.g., admissions officers, English-language teachers, academic staff) in Japan, Mexico, and Indonesia were surveyed about their uses and opinions of TOEFL ITP scores, followed by in-depth interviews with 21 of these users. Overall, the most common use of the test was as an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Stegmeir, Mary – Journal of College Admission, 2018
Applicants from high-performing high schools routinely enter the college admission process overscheduled and overwhelmed. Stress and sleep-deprivation have reached epidemic proportions at competitive high schools, while rates of depression and anxiety among US teens and young adults have skyrocketed. For this generation of students, the stakes…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, College Bound Students, College Applicants, College Preparation
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Paterson, Jim – Journal of College Admission, 2018
Packed within the big bundle of worries that high school students and their parents bring to the college admission process, the bulkiest item is often how they will pay for it. And too often, experts say, it is not about lacking money, but lacking information. There is often a lot of confusion about college costs, and while it might simply…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Costs, College Choice, Student Financial Aid
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Addington, Lindsay – Journal of College Admission, 2018
From calls to close borders to intolerance for non-citizens, growing nationalism within the US and other countries threatens the global nature of higher education. How are college counselors advising students in this new political climate? And are there differences depending on where counselors reside in the world? "The Journal" asked…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Foreign Countries, Admissions Counseling, Higher Education
Brewer, Meghan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The underlining issue driving this study was factors that prevent African American males from earning a college degree. Brown (2008) noted that the disposition of African American males stem from a long history of racial oppression, discrimination, and legally mandated segregation and that society must change its negative perceptions of African…
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, African American Students, Males, Private Colleges
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Hesse, Erwin – College and University, 2017
This qualitative study explored nine admissions counselors' experiences with undocumented students at a public, four-year university in the state of Maryland. Findings suggest that admissions staff may confuse which policies apply for DACA vs DREAMers, a strategic recruitment plan does not exist to actively recruit undocumented students, and…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Undocumented Immigrants, College Admission, Admissions Counseling
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Abdul-Alim, Jamaal – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Experts say colleges and universities should do more of to give prospective students a more authentic experience as opposed to just presenting them with brochures filled with pictures of happy-looking students. Experts also say now--amid the spirited discussions and debates about race, privilege, and inequality on campus--is a good time for…
Descriptors: College Admission, Enrollment Management, Admissions Counseling, Guidance Programs
Deslonde, Vernell L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to examine the high school counselors' perception of their ability to influence low socioeconomic students' postsecondary enrollment decisions in seven Title I high schools in southern California. Perna and Thomas' Student Success model and the Delivery System of the American School…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Case Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Influences
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