1 in 4 Students Never Finish Their College Applications. Why?

"College applications have long stood as the entry point to higher education. But that gateway can slam shut for students unfamiliar with the process and forced to navigate it without support," Higher Ed Dive reports.

..."This is especially true for selective colleges, whose applications contain “design elements that were originally intended to exclude, rather than include, many people, including non-white students,” according to a 2022 report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

The new working paper from Annenberg aims to help colleges and policymakers develop strategies to engage and help those at risk of falling through the cracks.

'Not all students who could benefit from college apply,' the paper said. 'These ‘non-submitters’ represent a rich pool of college-interested students worthy of careful research and targeted support.'"

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Publication Date: 8/24/2023

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