George Lucas Educational Foundation

College Readiness

After graduation, what next? Learn about preparing students for college admission and helping them stay in college once they get there.

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A sketch against an orange backdrop of five high school students, three girls to the left and two boys to the right, walking side by side. Their backs are facing us. They are all wearing backpacks.

Resources and Downloads to Support College Readiness

Discover resources and information -- including downloads from schools -- related to developing the awareness, knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will prepare students to enroll and succeed in college.

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

Gaming the College Admissions Process

College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

Brainteasers and College Readiness

Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.

A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.

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Setting Students Up for College Success

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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Teaching the College Essay

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YES Prep: A Commitment to Academic Rigor
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Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

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YES Prep: College-Bound Culture
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How YES Prep Prepares Students for College and Beyond

A focus on college preparation for all students helps get them to four-year schools.

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Preparing High School Seniors for College, Part Two

If high schools use a high-stakes portfolio to evaluate graduating seniors, they should make this the importance of this body of work clear to students during their freshman year.

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Preparing High School Seniors for College, Part One

The graduates at one California high school are required to complete a College Success Portfolio their senior year, and nearly all plan to attend college.

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Unacceptable: Many Teens Aren't Emotionally Ready for College

It's time to redefine "college prep."

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What Does It Mean to Be College Ready?: Helping All Students Get There

What does it mean to be college ready? How do you design schools, and the systems to support them, to reach the goal of preparing all students to graduate from college?

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First in My Family: Paving the Road to College

Advice for college preparation.

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Preparing High School Seniors for College, Part Two

If high schools use a high-stakes portfolio to evaluate graduating seniors, they should make this the importance of this body of work clear to students during their freshman year.

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Combating Senioritis: How to Keep Soon-to-Graduate Students on Task

The best way to motivate seniors who've cut their jets is to treat them like adults.

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How to Provide College Planning and Counseling Support to Students of Color

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee continues her series about college-bound students of color with a look at what high school counselors should and shouldn't do.

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Five Steps to Widening the College Pipeline for African American and Latino Students

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, President and CEO at HEAF, proposes a strategy for raising the expectations of college for minority and low-income students.

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The Financial Aid Application Process For International Students

Education coach Tanya Knight offers a resource guide to international students looking for financial aid to attend U.S. colleges.

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College and Career Ready: One Student's Story

Elena Aguilar shares how academics play only a part in college and career preparation.

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Early College Program: Providing a Supported College Experience
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Setting Students Up for College Success

Get a look at a dual-enrollment program that prepares high school students to overcome the obstacles on the path to finishing college.

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