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Brown, Christopher W.; Reeves, Alison; Puchner, Laurel – Journal of College Access, 2021
This qualitative interview study examined how parents of potential college-going first-generation students in one high school perceive and experience their access to resources and knowledge that would allow them to support their adolescents' successful entrance into postsecondary institutions. The study found that the parents believe that high…
Descriptors: Access to Education, High School Students, Parent Attitudes, First Generation College Students
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Schuyler, Sophie W.; Childs, Jonique R.; Poynton, Timothy A. – Journal of College Access, 2021
Nearly 1 in 3 college students (30%) are first-generation students of color (FGSOC), possessing the intersectional identity of being both a first-generation college student and a racial minority. FGSOC face increased psychological and social difficulties in college when compared to students in other groups, resulting from cultural differences,…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Minority Group Students, Student Adjustment, Mental Health
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Caldwell, Karen Widger; Millis, Cala; Constant, Timothy N.; Borg, Patrick; Threatt-Morgan, Katherine; Burke, Christopher J. F. – Journal of College Access, 2021
Using the framework of belonging, this qualitative study explores how one upper Midwestern college engages in student-readiness and explores the disconnects that create barriers to student-readiness. The study investigates 'student readiness' broadly through the literature and more specifically by narrowing efforts to a detailed examination of one…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Barriers, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services
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Freeman, Rachel E.; Iniestra Varelas, Daniela; Castillo, Daniel – Journal of College Access, 2021
Undocumented students across the country have powerfully organized for the development of equitable programs and policies for undocumented students in higher education. Presidents of colleges and universities play a key role in working with undocumented activists to influence the development of these programs. Our research team with The…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Presidents, Undocumented Immigrants, College Students
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Vasquez, John A.; Acosta, Alejandra; Torres, Rosario; Hernandez, Melissa – Journal of College Access, 2021
In 2017, the state of Michigan operated, and continues to operate, in an unstipulated policy environment related to undocumented students. There is no higher education commission or policy coordinating body in Michigan nor has the state legislature passed any legislation related to undocumented students or students who are DACA-eligible. Under…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Undocumented Immigrants, School Policy, Student Financial Aid
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Perez, Iliana G.; Jodaitis, Nancy; Garcia, Victor – Journal of College Access, 2021
This article highlights learning lessons and best practices from the California Campus Catalyst Fund (CCCF), a unique three-year, $14M grant and technical assistance initiative, which supports programs for undocumented students at 32 campuses within each of the public higher education segments in California (University of California, California…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Best Practices, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Colleges
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Freeman, Rachel E.; Valdivia, Carolina – Journal of College Access, 2021
An estimated 454,000 undocumented students are enrolled in higher education, with ten percent of these students (45,400 students) studying in graduate school. While the field of higher education has worked to develop equitable policy and practice for undocumented students at the undergraduate level, a focus on graduate school is imperative. In…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Graduate Students, Program Effectiveness
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Chin Goosby, Keisha – Journal of College Access, 2021
This article addresses the need to better understand impactful mentoring models for undocumented immigrant students (UIS). Based on interviews of 18 mentors of UIS who were college graduates, findings include diverse effective mentoring models, specific mentoring styles and strategies, how mentors identified and leveraged the community cultural…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undocumented Immigrants, College Graduates, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tapia-Fuselier, Nicholas – Journal of College Access, 2021
In response to the barriers that undocumented students face in postsecondary education, some colleges and universities are striving to enhance their undocu-competence -- the capacity to serve, support, and advocate for undocumented students. One way that institutions are demonstrating this is by establishing Undocumented Student Resource Centers…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Barriers, Advocacy
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Cuevas, Stephany – Journal of College Access, 2021
Using the ecological systems theory, this study highlights the significant impact the political climate in the United States (i.e., anti-immigrant sentiments and violence) has on undocumented Latinx parents' engagement in their children's education. Drawing from a larger qualitative, interview-based study that explored how undocumented Latinx…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Undocumented Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation
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Valdivia, Carolina; Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol; Schacht, Lucas; Duran, Juan; Mendoza, Sussana – Journal of College Access, 2021
This article examines the educational experiences of undocumented high school students during the Trump administration--a time marked by the intensification and expansion of immigration enforcement practices. Drawing on 24 in-depth interviews, we find that undocumented high school students experienced increased instances of bullying near the time…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, High School Students, Political Issues, Presidents
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Lee, Hyein – Journal of College Access, 2021
Due to the sensitive nature of identifying undocumented status, it is difficult to examine the impact of immigration status in the context of higher education and factors crucial to postsecondary and career success. What we do know is that prior to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and for students…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Needs
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Ramirez, Brianna R. – Journal of College Access, 2021
This study explores undocumented Latinx students' college access experiences through a racist nativist framework to understand how the ideologies of racism and xenophobia underlie the possibilities of pursuing college aspirations. This article describes five particular ways in which racist nativism underlies undocumented Latinx college access…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Alanis, Jennifer; Witkowsky, Patty; Tapia-Fuselier, Nicholas – Journal of College Access, 2021
This study employed phenomenological, case study inquiry to provide an in-depth exploration into eight undocumented students' perceptions of campus supports to answer the research question: What are undocumented students' perceptions of the type, nature, and effectiveness of institutional programs and support services that contribute to their…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Student Attitudes, School Role, Program Effectiveness
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Bernal-Arevalo, Katherine E.; Pereyra, Sergio; Griffin, Dominiqua M.; Sharma, Gitima – Journal of College Access, 2021
Latino/a undocumented students are among the population of students who are in danger of not graduating or pursuing college due to the unique set of challenges they face navigating education in the U.S. This study aims to understand undocumented students' experiences and the factors that impede them from furthering their education. As…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Minority Group Students, Undocumented Immigrants, At Risk Students
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