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Realizing Your College Potential? Impacts of College Board’s RYCP Campaign on Postsecondary Enrollment

The College Board sought to reduce barriers in the college application process by minimizing information aggregation costs, encouraging a broad application portfolio, and providing an impetus to start the search process. Some students were offered additional encouragements, such as text message reminders or college application fee waivers. In a randomized control trial with 785,000 low- and middle-income students in the top 50% of the PSAT and SAT distributions, we find no changes in college enrollment patterns, with the exception of a 0.02σ increase in college quality measures for African-American and Hispanic students.

Keywords
College access; randomized control trial
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Document Object Identifier (DOI)
10.26300/nqn3-sp29

EdWorkingPaper suggested citation:

Gurantz, Oded, Jessica Howell, Mike Hurwitz, Cassandra Larson, Matea Pender, and Brooke White. (). Realizing Your College Potential? Impacts of College Board’s RYCP Campaign on Postsecondary Enrollment. (EdWorkingPaper: -40). Retrieved from Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/nqn3-sp29

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