why did you go to college?
11.11.04 // 2:12 p.m.

Premise: I'm a first year in a doctoral program in Higher Education & Organizational Change. This past week, we've been discussing access to higher education and student college choice theories. Most of what we read didn't really address how minorities or first generation college students made choices about college. So, I started to ask my friends and found interesting stories.

I'll post mine here, probably in a couple of entries. I have something to say about each of the three stages, predisposition, search, and choice.

Tell your story; some questions to think about:

  1. When did you know you were going to college?
  2. Who/what influenced you most in this decision?
  3. What role did your parents play?
  4. What type of high school did you attend? What kind of resources did they offer?
  5. Who (if anybody) helped you navigate the "search" and "choice" stages of applying to college? (typically begins in junior year).
  6. Why did you apply to the schools you applied to? Quality? Student makeup? Specific program?
  7. Why did you choose the school you attended?

Take these questions and put them in your own blog, just leave a link in the comments. Thanks!

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