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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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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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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College Access, 2018
Student affairs professionals are concerned about the access and success of diverse groups of students in U.S. higher education, but systematic barriers continue to confront one understudied population of college students. Justice-involved people--those who have experienced the criminal justice system--face unique challenges on our campuses but…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Delinquency, Crime
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Saenz, Victor B.; Drake, Anna P.; Garcia-Louis, Claudia; Ryu, Wonsun J.; Ponjuan, Luis – Journal of College Access, 2018
This study examined the influence of participation in school and extracurricular activities on Latino males' intention to pursue a bachelor's degree in relation to their Latina peers. Using nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study data from 2012, researchers developed two factors and three dichotomous variables focused on academic,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Gender Differences, Males, Extracurricular Activities
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Wambu, Grace; Hutchison, Brian; Pietrantoni, Zachary – Journal of College Access, 2017
The number of African immigrant youth in American classrooms is on the rise. School counselors are uniquely positioned to help these students to be college and career ready. Using the Social Cognitive Career Theory framework, this article aims to address the unique career development needs, college and career access challenges faced by African…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Career Choice, Access to Education, Career Development
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McMahon, George; Griffith, Catherine; Mariani, Melissa; Zyromski, Brett – Journal of College Access, 2017
Recent demands from educators and policymakers require school counselors to ensure that students are college and career ready. In this 10-year content analysis of peer-reviewed research, investigators sought to review and describe the available intervention research designed to improve post-secondary success. Ten (n = 10) articles published…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Research, Intervention, College Readiness
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Christian, David; Lawrence, Amy; Dampman, Nicole – Journal of College Access, 2017
High school counselors play a key role in increasing students' access to college. With increasing student-to-counselor ratios as well as demands on their time, school counselors often lack the ability to provide adequate college counseling. In this article, we explored how school counselors can use educational technology, specifically the online…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, High Schools
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