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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2019
The decisions to go to college and where are life-altering. Accordingly, college choice theory has been a necessary framework for understanding access and destinations in postsecondary education. The author argues for the need to depart from framing college-going around "choice" and puts forth a timely and context-driven alternative to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, College Bound Students, Access to Education
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McCoy, Amy – College and University, 2012
On-campus admissions events are the secret weapon that colleges and universities use to convince students to apply and enroll. On-campus events vary depending on the size, location, and type of institution; they include campus visitations, open houses, preview days, scholarship events, admitted student events, and summer yield events. These events…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Choice, Student Recruitment, Enrollment
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Jacob, Stacy A. – College and University, 2011
In 1976 and again in 1995, several brave women chose to enroll at--and thereby to "gender integrate"--America's military colleges. In 1976, women were admitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) service academies after an Act of Congress changed a law so as to allow for their matriculation. Beginning in 1995, women were admitted to state-supported…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Personnel
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Mathis, Daniel; Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2010
For several decades, colleges have maintained an LGBT Web presence for currently enrolled students. These Web sites inform students about resources, services, events, and staff . They serve as a way to communicate a school's inclusivity and commitment to the LGBT population. Only recently have Web sites specifically targeted for the prospective…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Resource Centers, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Venegas, Kristan; Tierney, William – College and University, 2005
This article utilizes data from a two-year study of Latino urban high school students to understand more about the role of peers in college choice and access. Findings suggest that peers can support college goals.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Peer Influence, College Preparation, College Choice