College Board Webinar : The College Selection Process

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The College Board Webinar: The College Selection Process: Find the “Best Fit”
I attend CollegeBoard the College Selection Process: Find the “Best Fit” webinar. There were two presenters Melissa Caperton, Senior Associate, American Council on Education American College Application Campaign (ACAC) and Dr. Venisa Green, Professional School Counselor, Percy L. Julian High School, Chicago Public Schools. I would definitely recommend this webinar because I have learned a lot how to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree. Also I have learned quite a bit about how to help high school senior students navigate college admission process and ensure they apply to at least one college. I am going to
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There are several barriers that keep students like Justin and travel from applying. The moderator shared following quotes from Justin help us to understand their journeys.
Quote from Justin: I began to think who am I, anyway, to think I belong at Harvard, the alma mater of the Bushes, the Kennedys and Romney 's? Maybe I should have stayed in Mississippi where I belonged.
Quote from Justin: I began to think who am I, anyway, to think I belong at Harvard, the alma mater of the Bushes, the Kennedys and Romney 's? Maybe I should have stayed in Mississippi where I belonged.
Justin and Travis are great examples of students who apply to school and who met their academic credentials and they were admitted to selective colleges but the research shows that students with similar backgrounds traditionally are not guided to these type of selective colleges.
School counselors need to take the lead and not only support application submission but also ensure that students have a good fit both academically and non-academically. On the research 61.3 % more than half did not apply to any school. 30.5% get admitted it but do not enroll. 8.2 % did apply but did not get admitted.
We intentionally focus on students who are underrepresented and successfully and not successfully completing college but research shows that students who enroll in school that did their academic credentials they are more likely to complete college. After this the
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