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Selective colleges not out of reach

Tobi Kinsell

Tobi Kinsell

The college admissions and enrollment process can be intimidating and complicated, especially to low-income students who are the first in their family to attend college. But studies have shown that that when low-income students do enroll at selective universities, they perform as well as their higher-income counterparts. That is one reason Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future program sponsored a community-wide program to help remove some of the fears and obstacles students face when applying to more selective schools. Tobi Kinsell and Danielle Staggers, director and assistant director of Bridges, respectively, explained their rationale in an op-ed for The Greenville News.

Last updated November 6, 2014
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