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Betsy Brand

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College Readiness

An Introduction to College Access Programs

Most college access programs provide activities such as financial counseling, last dollar scholarships, college visits, career guidance, tutoring, academic counseling, and test preparation courses.

College Readiness

An Introduction to Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment (DE) allows high school students, including dropouts in some cases, to enroll in postsecondary education courses to earn college credit prior to high school graduation.

College Readiness

An Introduction to Middle and Early College High Schools

Middle and early college high schools are typically located on community college campuses, which allow students to begin working toward an associate’s degree while they complete the necessary coursework for a high school diploma, and they often, inc

College Readiness

An Introduction to Tech Prep

Tech Prep is a planned sequence of study in a technical field that begins as early as 9th grade and extends through at least two years of postsecondary education or an apprenticeship program.