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PCACAC SI- College Access and the Admissions Process
Transcript of PCACAC SI- College Access and the Admissions Process
Debunking the Myths
Reaching the Audience
Women in STEM
Merit Based Aid
Need Based Aid
High School Visits
Encourage Students to Visit
Show Them How
Conduct Field Trips
Overall Visitor Experience
Under represented Issues Addressed
Organized College Tours
Financial Aid Sessions
Speaking to the Audience
Who are Underrepresented Students?
Ana Hilton & Mildred Johnson
We're Guilty too!
Can't Afford it
Better off elsewhere
Waste of time
"Friends’ plans are found to be the single best predictor
of 4-year college enrollment for...low-income urban minority
*Sokatch, A. (2006). Peer Influences on the College-Going Decisions of Low Socioeconomic Status Urban Youth. Education & Urban Society, 39(1), 128-146.
Director of Programs
Collegiate Directions Inc.
Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Types of Aid
Institutional & External
Why is College Important
Why Are They Important
6.7% vs. 8.1%
National Center for Education Statistics:
"Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On"
"The term low-income individual means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount."
*U.S. Department of Education
"To get a good job."