Improving Postsecondary Choice and Pathways explores the influences and experiences throughout a student’s transition from secondary to postsecondary education, with an emphasis on the fit between academic readiness and institutional selectivity. Designed to consider the variegated experiences and factors contributing to student-college match, chapters in this volume explore the challenges associated with the college search, choice, and application processes and how they affect specific student groups. Additionally, this text investigates the stakeholders and programs designed to assist students in finding suitable postsecondary institutions. This book holistically explores the varied aspects within student-college match while also providing a glimpse into innovative approaches for improving outcomes via an expanded consideration of college choice and student-college match determinations.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
The Contours of Academic Undermatch for Latinx Students
Vanessa M. Coca and Jenny Nagaoka
Marginalized Access, Not Ability: The Influence of Special Education and/or Individualized Education Programs on Student-College Match
Ryan P. Hudes and Katherine C. Aquino
Proximity and Perception: Regional Differences in Filipino American College Choice Processes
Xavier J. Hernandez
College Choice Processes for Home-Schooled Students: Influences, Destinations, and Match Type
Jim Vander Putten and Amanda L. Nolen
High-Performing Latinx Students: External Agents and Student-College Match
Matchmakers: Employing External Partners to Close the College Attainment Gap
Kallie Clark, Bridgette Davis, and Matthew A. Holsapple
The Camino Program: Providing a Unique Local Pathway for the Latinx Student Outside of the Community College Setting
Katherine C. Aquino, Pamela Jimenez, Rosemary Osso and Cheryl Harrison
When Community College is the Local Option: Student-College Match at the Two-Year Level
MaryBeth Walpole and Monica Reid Kerrigan
Moving Beyond Match: Improving Outcomes Through an Expanded Consideration of College Choice
Matthew A. Holsapple and Kallie Clark
Katherine C. Aquino is Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership at St. John’s University, USA.
Ryan P. Hudes is Assistant Dean in the College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University, USA.