Addressing the Gaps for Underserved Students
Keywords:advanced placement, African American, college access, college-readiness gaps, college-readiness strategies, dual credit, early college, English Language Learners, first generation, Hispanic, TRIO, underserved
Only 19 out of 100 high school graduates are ready for college (Royster et al., 2015). For some students (e.g., first-generation, immigrants, urban college students), social and economic constraints have created barriers to postsecondary education. In this integrative literature review, we answer questions related to college readiness programs and how gaps can be addressed. Recommendations are presented for college and university professionals to address these gaps for underserved students (e.g., policy revisions, support programs).