2:00pm – 2:45pm ET
A few years ago, Common App asked members, counselors, and students what words they would never use to describe the college admission process. Words like simple, logical, joyful, and equitable emerged repeatedly. That’s because for many students the admission process makes higher education seem like a scarce resource. Our own data shows that low-income students are still significantly underrepresented in our applicant pool.
Common App has committed to closing our equity gap in low-income students applying to college by 2030. But we can’t do it alone. Powered by the most comprehensive source of higher education application data available, we are partnering with colleges, counselors, researchers, and mission-aligned organizations to achieve this bold vision.
In this session, we’ll break down the college application equity gap as it relates to socioeconomic status. We will also engage the audience in conversation about evidence-based practices that advance postsecondary opportunities for underrepresented students, and how they can join these efforts.
Illeana Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Constituent Engagement, Common App
Stephanie Owens, Vice President, Student Success, Common App
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