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Tag: Academic Success Program
Experts Share Tips For the College Transition
Transitioning to college can be scary. Students often leave behind their familiar surroundings for new peers and places. They confront a whole new set of academic challenges and they don’t always know what to expect, especially underrepresented students. But there are things students, parents and universities can do to make the transition more smooth.
August 13, 2019
UChicago Access Initiative Increases Enrollment From Underrepresented Groups
A student sent Sara Urquidez, executive director of the Academic Success Program, two videos she won’t soon forget, despite seven years of work at the helm of the Dallas college counseling nonprofit for underprivileged students. One video showed him submitting his application to the University of Chicago – and dancing the “Harlem Shake” in celebration. The other showed him jumping up and down while opening his acceptance letter months later.
July 13, 2019
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