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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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Sharma, Gitima; Kim, Jungnam; Bryan, Julia – Journal of College Access, 2017
Using the 2002 Educational Longitudinal Study database, the authors examined the different types of purpose orientations amongst a nationally representative sample of adolescents and the effect of these purpose orientations on high school graduates' college application decisions. Results indicated four types of purpose orientations: career,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Applicants, Decision Making, Goal Orientation
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Shi, Qi – Journal of College Access, 2017
Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study: 2002, the present study examined the effects of demographic variables, high school math course-taking and high school GPA on ELL students' STEM course-taking, achievement and attainment in college. Regression analysis showed female ELL students were more likely to take more STEM courses and get…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade Point Average, High School Students, English Language Learners
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Pulliam, Nicole; Ieva, Kara P.; Burlew, Larry – Journal of College Access, 2017
This study was an investigation of the predictive value of perceived career barriers and career decision self-efficacy on the certainty of initial career choice among low-income pre-freshman college students, an under-studied college population with respect to career development (Winograd & Shick Tryon, 2009). The moderating effects of certain…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, First Generation College Students, Low Income Students, Career Choice
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DeBaun, Bill; Melnick, Sara; Morgan, Elizabeth – Journal of College Access, 2016
This report, the first of an annual series, establishes meaningful metrics about the outcomes of students served by college access and success programs. Using data collected from 24 college access programs, enrollment and graduation rates for the high school classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 and an enrollment rate for the high school class of 2013…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation Rate, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
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Gross, Jacob P. K.; Bell, Angela D.; Berry, Matthew – Journal of College Access, 2016
Despite increased attention paid to the advent and development of state merit scholarship policies (such as Georgia's Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) and some evidence that suggests differences in scholarship retention by socioeconomic status or other student characteristics, little empirical work has explored factors affecting…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, State Aid, State Programs, Predictor Variables
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Owen, Laura; Westlund, Erik – Journal of College Access, 2016
Closing postsecondary opportunity gaps has become a national, state and local educational priority. To help eliminate these gaps, the U.S. Department of Education initiated a project that provided real-time, student-level Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion status to large, urban school districts. Leveraging this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Student Financial Aid, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Perusse, Rachelle; Poynton, Timothy A.; Parzych, Jennifer L.; Goodnough, Gary E. – Journal of College Access, 2015
School counselor education program administrators (N = 131) responded to an online questionnaire where the importance and extent of implementation of The College Board's National Office of School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) Eight Components of College and Career Readiness in their school counselor education program were assessed. The mean…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Counselor Training, Graduate Students
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Arnold, Karen D.; Chewning, Alexandra; Castleman, Benjamin; Page, Lindsay – Journal of College Access, 2015
Summer melt occurs when students who have been accepted to college and intend to enroll fail to matriculate in college in the fall semester after high school. A high rate of summer melt contributes to the lower postsecondary attainment rates of low-income students, in particular. This article presents qualitative findings from two interventions…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Low Income, Summer Programs, Intervention
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Cook, Amy L.; Hayden, Laura A.; Wilczenski, Felicia; Poynton, Timothy A. – Journal of College Access, 2015
Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) are increasingly seeking postsecondary education (PSE) opportunities. High school to college transition presents its challenges for all students, and school counselors are uniquely positioned to assist students with ID throughout the PSE process. This article provides a review of the literature on PSE…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Tasks, School Counselors