The Latino Student's Guide to College Success, 2nd Edition

  • Leonard A. Valverde
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  • ISBN-10: 0313397988
  • ISBN-13: 9780313397981
  • DDC: 378.19
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 270 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process -- from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Planning for College Success.
2: Getting Ready for College: Vamanos.
3: Success Starts with You: Getting in, Earning Your First Degree, and Considering Graduate School.
4: What does College Cost and Where can I Find Financial Aid?.
5: Managing Your Time and Services on Campus.
6: Your First Year of College: Using the Services on Campus to Help You Succeed.
7: Getting Off to a Good First Start: Strategies for Academic and Personal Success.
8: Technology Questions and Answers: Using Computer and Internet Technologies to Learn and Succeed.
9: Successful Transition from a Community College to a Four-Year College or a University or to the World of Work.
10: Preparing for a Graduate and/or Professional Degree While Still an Undergraduate Student.
11: Short Stories of How I Made It in College.
12: Introduction.
13: College Degree: From Believing It Not Possible to a Family Expectation.
14: Selection of College that Fits You—Helps Lead to Success.
15: Higher Education Opened Doors to Greater Opportunity.
16: It’s up to You.
17: Doctor, Doctor: Not Like Degrees on a Thermometer.
18: My College Experience.
19: College and University Directories.
20: College and University Directory—Overview.
21: Top 20 Two-Year or Community Colleges (Best Degree Completion, 2009 Data).
22: Top 50 Universities (By Number of Degrees Awarded).
23: Top 50 Universities in United States that Granted the Largest Number of Master’s Degrees to Latinos.
24: Top 50 Universities in United States that Granted the Largest Number of Doctoral Degrees to Latinos.
Resource Guides.
Additional Resources.
About the Editor and Chapter Authors.