Get Me To College: A College Readiness Primer--Intro

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Here is "Part 1: Introduction" of a comprehensive guide to college readiness: Get Me To College: A College Readiness Primer Written by Dr. Rebecca Joseph Please use this but cite me. I provide free or low-cost consulting to those working with under-represented students and also lead workshops to schools and community groups around the country and Canada. getmetocollege@gmail.com

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  • 1. Part 1: Introduction Dr. Rebecca Joseph getmetocollege@gmail.com rjoseph@calstatela.edu

2. TO LEARN MORE Email rjoseph@calstatela.edu getmetocollege@gmail.com Phone 323-646-5759 Facebook Getmetocollege Freeadvice Twitter @getmetocollege Website getmetocollege.org (focus on first generation and under-represented students) 3. Colleges are more expensive than ever There is still the big bubble of high school students More affordable public universities are receiving more and more applications raising tuition, using waitlists for the first time, and cutting back on freshman admissions. The economy is hurting families and colleges Family savings and incomes are decreasing Colleges are struggling as their endowments and budgets have fallen and reducing services and raising costs. There is still hope. A Perfect Storm A Perfect Storm 4. College is still worth the investment and the effort But families may have to make some difficult decisions Key is finding the right match between the strengths of your child and colleges that Provide unique learning communities Challenge but do not overwhelm Want to accept your child Offer enough financial support YET 5. In the five following powerpoints, we explain what colleges are looking for WHAT COLLEGES LOOK FOR 6. Grades Academic Rigor Standardized Test Scores Strong applications Great essays Counselor Reports Extracurricular Activities Teacher Letters of Recommendation Other Unique Features WHAT COLLEGES LOOK FOR IN MATCH STUDENTS NACAC 2013 7. In the following five Powerpoints, we explain how to prepare for college. This is no one right path. Each student must find his or her own way. Families and students must be proactive to have great college options. Best of luck. HOW TO PREPARE 8. TO LEARN MORE Email rjoseph@calstatela.edu getmetocollege@gmail.com Phone 323-646-5759 Facebook Getmetocollege Freeadvice Twitter @getmetocollege Website getmetocollege.org (focus on first generation and under-represented students)

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