This brief from the National College Access Network and Pathways to College Network synthesizes research on the college choice process, more specifically for low-income, first-generation, and minority students. The brief focuses on two aspects of college choice: fit (whether an institution meets a student's needs) and match (how an institutional selectivity relates to a student's academic ability). The brief also includes implications for practitioners, key considerations, and an interview with a representative from the National College Advising Corps.
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Pathways to College Network, Institute for Higher Education Policy, & National College Access Network