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Smart, Poor Kids Are Applying to the Wrong Colleges | Slate

Smart, Poor Kids Are Applying to the Wrong Colleges | Slate | Applying For College | Scoop.it

By Matthew Yglesias

 

"Each year, middle-class American high-school seniors with good grades go through a familiar ritual of the college application process. They file a bunch of applications—perhaps after visiting several schools—submitting test scores, grades, essays, and letters of recommendation. They apply to a “reach” school or two and a “safety” school or two along with some in the middle. The idea is to see where you can get in and then decide where you want to go after researching both the quality of the schools on offer and the actual financial cost of attending. It’s a system that’s a bit stressful and annoying, but it basically works. Students get matched with schools that roughly suit their level of academic preparation and people have a chance to shop around a bit for the myriad forms of financial aid that make college attendance feasible.

 

"But it doesn’t work for poor kids. It turns out that over and above all the other disadvantages one faces growing up poor in America, the majority of high-achieving kids from low-income backgrounds fail to apply to any selective colleges."


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This article is about how many smart, poor students don't apply to colleges that they could get into and that could give them a better education and future. This effects me because I am a smart, poor student as well and it shows me that it is true, because I won't apply to colleges that I could from growing up poor and not ever having the oportunity to go and learn in a very great school. It doesn't help that I've never really had a want to learn but recently I have gained the want to learn and I beleive that it would be too late for me to get into a college that would get me further in my future, so I apply for colleges that I can get to easly and be able to pay for them.

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Alec Anderson's curator insight, December 14, 2014 11:48 PM

This article talks about how the smart but kids with little to no money to pay for college are applying themselves to colleges that they can't afford. If they don't get any financial help and they get accepted to a college that is a lot of money then how do they afford to pay if off later. That is why these kids should apply to colleges where they know that they can get a good college education while still paying less money. Besides that they should be looking for scholarships and financial aid so that they aren't stressing over not being able to pay off all their student debt when they get out of college.

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How to Apply to College

How to Apply to College | Applying For College | Scoop.it
Applying to college can be an extremely stressful process, but planning ahead of time and doing your research makes things much easier. Depending on how high you set your sights, getting into college can be extremely easy, extremely...
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This article is pretty interesting it's about the steps on how to apply to college, also its about what to think about when applying for college.It is vitally important to learn how to propely fill out a college application. It talks about understanding that there are many colleges out there and that us as humans don't have to worry unless we are looking to be accepted into a really private and highly regarded school that doesn't take every applicant.

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Alec Anderson's curator insight, December 14, 2014 11:19 PM

This article is pretty interesting and beneficial about how to apply a good submission to any college. It talks about the steps to completing a application to a college. It also talks about what to think when applying for college, such as why you are applying there. It is very important to follow the steps of the application process so that you can properly fill out a application correctly. It also talks about all the colleges that are out there and that we don't have to worry about not going to college because there is always a college there for us. Even if you don't get accepted somewhere, there is always another to apply to.

 

 

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Talented Low-Income Students Seldom Apply to Nation's Best Colleges - U.S. News University

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This article talks about how many low-income students seldom apply to the nations' best colleges. This applies to me because I am one of the low-ncome students, although i want to apply to the best colleges I can but because i don't have much money I'm probobly not going to be able to pay which turns me off of the idea of applying for anything.

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Caleb 's comment, April 8, 2013 2:27 PM
This article talks about how many low-income students seldom apply to the nations' best colleges. This applies to me because I am one of the low-income students, although I want to apply to the best colleges I can but because I don't have much money I'm probobly not going to be able to pay which turns me off of the idea of applying for anything.