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Study of Enhanced College Advising in Upward Bound: Impacts on Steps Toward College


October 18, 2018

Find the Fit advising increased the number and selectivity of colleges applied to by disadvantaged students in a federal college access program. Find the Fit includes customized information about college going and costs, text messaging of key application and financial aid deadlines, and related advisor training. These research-based strategies are designed to help students enroll in the best college they can and stay in until they complete a degree. This first report looks at Find the Fit’s effects on students’ steps toward enrolling in a more selective college.

Click the links below to view PDFs of the study report, snapshot, highlights, appendices, and program materials.

Study Snapshot

Study Highlights

Study Appendices

Find the Fit program materials