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Giani, Matt S.; Walling, David – Journal of College Access, 2020
A sizable number of low-income high school graduates enroll in colleges less selective than their academic qualifications would allow or forgo postsecondary altogether despite being college-ready. One potential cause of this "undermatching" is that some students have limited access to information about their college options. We…
Descriptors: College Admission, Public Colleges, Prediction, College Applicants
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Millett, Catherine M.; Kevelson, Marisol J. C. – Journal of College Access, 2020
In a prior study (Millett & Kevelson, 2018a), we demonstrated that college access program participants have positive views of the extent to which the program supports the development of their social and emotional skills and related college help-seeking behaviors in college. In this follow-up study, we explore the extent to which participant…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, College Preparation, High School Students
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Taylor, Zachary W. – Journal of College Access, 2020
Advancements in computational linguistics have allowed educational researchers to examine large amounts of text and assess the reading difficulty of that text for speakers whose first language is English (L1), and speakers whose first language is not English (L2). Considering L2 students exploring higher education, extant research suggests these…
Descriptors: College Admission, Readability, Native Speakers, English Language Learners
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Brown, Mark – Journal of College Access, 2020
This article provides remarks delivered by Gen. Mark Brown, Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid on September 19, 2019 at the 2019 National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gen. Brown granted JCA permission to reprint his remarks.
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Paying for College
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Owen, Laura; Poynton, Timothy; Moore, Raeal – Journal of College Access, 2020
This study examined the preferences of high school seniors (N = 2901) for receiving college and career information, an area not well-studied previously. Key findings are: Parents and peers are rated to be very helpful sources of college and career information; school counselors are a helpful source of information for first-generation and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, High School Seniors, Access to Information
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Robinson, Christine – Journal of College Access, 2020
College 101 is powerful Pre-College Opportunity Program (PCoP) designed to expose at-risk high school students to the benefits of post-secondary education, to motivate them to stay in school, and to help them envision a future that includes post-secondary education. The unique features of College 101 include that it is grounded in the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Universities, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Gross, Jacob P.; Stolzenberg, Ellen; Williams, Alex – Journal of College Access, 2020
Despite being among the most disadvantaged groups with respect to college access and success in the United States, youth formerly in foster care (YFFC) remain an understudied population in higher education research. Although they aspire to college at high levels, youth in foster care enjoy less postsecondary access and success than their peers who…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Attendance, Enrollment Influences, College Readiness
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Kim, Jungnam; Geesa, Rachel Louise; McDonald, Kaylee – Journal of College Access, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine how school counselors', and principals' primary counseling goals and expectations impact postsecondary enrollment in order to learn what best helps students achieve their postsecondary goals. It was found that school counselors' expectations of students were positively related to students' postsecondary…
Descriptors: Principals, School Counselors, Counseling Objectives, Administrator Role
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Arnold, Karen D.; Owen, Laura; Lewis, Jonathan – Journal of College Access, 2020
Making college access and success more equitable at a national scale requires alternatives to intensive in-person modes of pre-college advising. Text-message advising campaigns are a promising intervention model for delivering college application and financial aid assistance affordably to large populations of college-intending, low-income…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Bound Students
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Arnold, Karen D.; Israni, Venus; Rohn, Kathy Chau – Journal of College Access, 2020
This study examines the experiences of students enrolled in a text-messaging advising program in order to understand the conditions for impact in this rapidly proliferating intervention model. The program under study was a 15-state text-messaging college advising trial that attempted to increase the college enrollment outcomes of over 30,000…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Advising, Low Income Students
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Tacket, Wendy L.; Pasatta, Kelley; Pauken, Evan – Journal of College Access, 2018
The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University explained, "Across the country, 10- 40% of seemingly college-intending students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, fail to enroll in college the fall after graduation. This phenomenon is known as "summer melt" (Castleman, Page, and Snowdon, 2013). In order…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, At Risk Students, College Attendance, Low Income Groups
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Cantor, Mary; Mustafa, Mariam; Rivers, Asia; Castillo, Paola; Salas, Liliana – Journal of College Access, 2018
This primer presents "the most up-to-date evidence on the current state of affairs in higher education." Although a number of studies are cited throughout the rest of the publication, the introduction focuses on a longitudinal study conducted by The National Center for Education Statistics. The study began in 2002, when the students were…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Longitudinal Studies, College Graduates, Graduate Surveys
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Martinez, Nicole – Journal of College Access, 2018
A recent collaboration between the professional organization of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), with support from research partner Hobsons, resulted in a November 2016 report which seeks to examine college perceptions of dual enrollment as an enrollment management initiative. According to AACRAO,…
Descriptors: Criticism, Dual Enrollment, Enrollment Management, Qualitative Research
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Pineda, Lizbeth; Drummond, Rachel – Journal of College Access, 2018
The "Moving on Up? What Groundbreaking Study Tells Us About Access, Success, and Mobility in Higher Ed" report by Stephen Burd seeks to raise awareness of the data published in a paper, "Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility." This paper was released at the same time that Donald Trump began…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Social Mobility, Outcomes of Education
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Havlik, Stacey A; Sanders, Carrie; Wilson, Emma – Journal of College Access, 2018
This article describes the unique college and career preparation challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness (SEH), framed using a Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) lens. The experience of homelessness presents barriers for secondary students, which can impact their college self-efficacy, outcome expectations of attending and…
Descriptors: Homeless People, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Social Cognition
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