Assist with College Entry

Recommended Practice: Help students and families understand and complete steps for college entry and financial aid.

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Assisting Students With College Entry

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It's important for high schools to provide support for all aspects of the college and financial aid application processes. This multimedia overview outlines ways schools can help students...

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Overview

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Completing the Steps to College Entry

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Dr. Amaury Nora discusses the importance of helping students complete the steps for college entry. Schools can support students as they prepare to take college entrance exams, decide which colleges...

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Expert Interview

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Understanding How to Pay for College

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Dr. Donald E. Heller talks about three key aspects of paying for college that schools should ensure their students know: college costs, types of financial aid, and the application process. Schools,...

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Expert Interview

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A District-Level Mission to Improve College Access

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Listen to district administrators discuss how they support schools to improve college access by monitoring schools, meeting with school administrators on a regular basis, and helping schools use...

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Expert Interview

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Overcoming Fears Around Paying for College

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This school coordinator discusses strategies for conducting activities to help students and their families prepare for the financial aspects of college. Workshops help students know how to apply...

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School Example

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Walking Students Through the Application Process

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A high school teacher explains the purpose of the College Summit class. View the College Seminar Class Syllabus, College Preparation Checklist, and Parent Flyers to learn more about this class and...

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School Example

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Paying and Saving for College

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This handout, created for the University of California Early Academic Outreach Program, explains options for paying for college to students and their families. The handout includes definitions of...

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Sample Material

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College Search Form

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This chart allows students to research and compare colleges in order to find the school that best meets their needs. Students can also identify and track their progress completing scholarship...

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Sample Material

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High School Planning Calendar

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This planning calendar guides students in grades 9-12 in making the most out of their high school career. It suggests tasks, activities, and assessments students should be completing each month...

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Sample Material

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Parent Flyers: College Application Process

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This collection of flyers and announcements is disseminated to notify parents of upcoming workshops and events and to help them understand the college application and financial aid processes. View...

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Sample Material

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Data Collection and Goal-Setting Tool

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This tool is used by Chicago school district administrators to help schools set goals and collect data to support college access. Hear more about how Chicago prepares their students for college in...

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Sample Material

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College Seminar Class Syllabus

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Seniors at Crossland High School are required to participate in a college seminar course. This syllabus outlines the course requirements and provides a timeline of the topics and major deadlines....

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Sample Material

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