Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name



Urban Education


Nicholas Michelli

Subject Categories

Education | Education Policy | Higher Education Administration


college admissions directors; college enrollment; college preparation; college readiness; high school academic profiles; small high schools


This study evaluated patterns of college applications from NYC Schools to CUNY. Specifically, a cohort of former large high schools that were reorganized into small schools of choice (SSCs) under the City's Children First education plan were studied. Coupled with the assessments of college admissions directors, the study concluded that despite an increase in applications, the outcomes of student academic quality and college preparation from a college admissions perspective were mixed.


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