Community college leaders are increasingly concerned with finding ways to better support and engage students in an effort to improve college completion rates. In order to increase their persistence and completion, many students need assistance connecting to services, activities, programs, and supports relevant to their individual needs and goals. Postsecondary institutions can play a significant role in helping students access these services, supports, and opportunities. This series of Info Briefs is designed for community colleges to raise awareness about the significance of connecting students to services and supports such as health insurance, financial assistance, housing, and transportation, and assisting them in navigating these and other services and supports relevant to their individual needs and goals. In addition, these briefs provide practical examples of how some colleges are supporting students and relevant resources for implementing connecting activities at community colleges.
Making the Most of College Visits
by Margie Hatch, NCWD Youth, Posted on April 16, 2012
Posted on April 16, 2012 by NCWD Youth
Today’s blog provides guidance to youth about visiting colleges and other postsecondary institutions to help make informed decisions.
For many of you, spring break is your chance to sleep in, hang out with friends, or take a vacation with your family; however, for juniors just starting their college search and for seniors making their final selection, spring is the prime time for visiting college campuses. As exciting as it is to dream of your new life after high school, college planning can be time consuming and stressful. Choosing the right college is an important decision and takes a lot of prep work.
By now you may have read your fair share of the college brochures and view books that flood your mailbox. After these first impressions you may be thinking, “School A has the most beautiful campus and, wow, how great would it be to attend School B (I’m the biggest fan of their basketball team!), and School C is a top ranked schools on the U.S. News & World Report – how do I choose?”
Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities website contains information about living college life with a disability.
- It is designed for high school students.
- The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college.
- Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful.
- Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.