More high schools helping students fill out college applications

12/3/2013 | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

High schools in 39 states are getting more involved in helping students fill out college applications, even using incentives such as restaurant gift cards. At a high school in Washington, D.C., with a high number of low-income students, administrators have turned to college admission counselors and business leaders to build enthusiasm for college and help fill out forms. "They know they have someone there who is going to help them with their applications," said Zakiya Smith, a strategy director with the Lumina Foundation.

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