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1st Edition

Improving Postsecondary Choice and Pathways
Student Access and College Match

ISBN 9781138363328
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
212 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


Chapter 1

The Contours of Academic Undermatch for Latinx Students 

Vanessa M. Coca and Jenny Nagaoka

Chapter 2

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

Chapter 3

Proximity and Perception: Regional Differences in Filipino American College Choice Processes

Xavier J. Hernandez

Chapter 4

College Choice Processes for Home-Schooled Students: Influences, Destinations, and Match Type

Jim Vander Putten and Amanda L. Nolen

Chapter 5

High-Performing Latinx Students: External Agents and Student-College Match

Roxanne Gutierrez-Ocampo

Chapter 6

Matchmakers: Employing External Partners to Close the College Attainment Gap

Kallie Clark, Bridgette Davis, and Matthew A. Holsapple

Chapter 7

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

Chapter 8

When Community College is the Local Option: Student-College Match at the Two-Year Level 

MaryBeth Walpole and Monica Reid Kerrigan

Chapter 9

Moving Beyond Match: Improving Outcomes Through an Expanded Consideration of College Choice

Matthew A. Holsapple and Kallie Clark

Contributor Bios

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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.