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Author(s):Social Science Research Council
Title:Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Short Description:Examines the extent to which conditions for opportunity and success are available to all American adolescents as they attempt to navigate the transition from secondary school to college.
Annotation:The Transitions to College Project examines the extent to which conditions for opportunity and success are available to all American adolescents as they attempt to navigate the transition from secondary school to college and beyond. The project looks primarily at the time period between high school and the achievement of the first postsecondary degree and focuses on questions arising from transition successes and failures associated with America’s disadvantaged youth.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Transition to College

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Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Insuring college failure risk
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Federal Student Aid Data Center
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Education pays 2010
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
GetMeToCollege.org (How to prepare, pay for, and succeed in college for first-generation college students)
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Postsecondary success
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
School relationships foster success for African American students
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Achievement in America
Indiana dollars for scholars
Public attitudes on higher education
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Pathways to college access and success
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
NCHEMS information center
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Bridges to Success
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Education Planner
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
No merit in these scholarships
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Preparing students for success in college
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
College planning center
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
College choice website
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Military money for college: Mainly a fantasy
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Documenting the shift to merit
Grappling with the access problem
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
State of college admission 2007
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Schools to watch
Middle Start
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Mission: Possible!
SoMD CAN Curriculum Guides
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Improving math performance
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Explaining financial aid
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Adventures in education: For parents
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Best Business Schools
Pacific Northwest scholarship guide - online
The Sallie Mae Fund
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
The key to success in community college
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Choosing smart electives: Cultivating interests, strengths, and special talents
Ten ways to help your child become self-reliant
Managing procrastination: Help your child build good study habits
Volunteer opportunities: Helping others can help your child
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Summer learning programs: Diversifying the high school experience
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Just for the kids
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Low income student scholarships
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Accelerated learning for all
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
The Future Ready Project
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Hearing on non-traditional students
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Know before you owe (student loans)
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs