Saturday, January 3, 2009

Are High School Students in Rural Environments Left Behind in the College Admissions Process?

In my spare time, I operate "Academic Workshops: The College Prep Boot Camp" with my husband. Through this boot camp, we prepare college students to take the SAT/ACT, inform them about the college admissions process, and navigate through the financial aid process. We focus on rural communities in Texas.

Many of these students will attend two year or four year colleges/universities. Most of these students indicated that their high school counselors do not help them with the college application or admission processes. In addition, many of these students are first-generation college students who feel that they cannot attend college because of tuition costs.

High school students who live in the urban/suburban environments have access to Go Centers or city-based services. Students who attend high school in rural environments do not usually have access to these services.

What does your state do to reach these students?

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