Decoding College: Stories, Strategies and Struggles takes high school students on a journey through the college admissions and enrollment process. Real student stories are coupled with invaluable advice and tools in a college exposure guide aimed at minority, low-income, and underrepresented students.

"There are over 5,300 colleges in the United States. For all students, applying and selecting a college is a challenge. This task is even more daunting for first generation college students. Kallie Clark, drawing on her extensive experiences in urban high schools, presents the big picture of college choice, and provides a step-by-step guide that takes students through the college application process. This book is a valuable resource for educators, students, families, and anyone who wants access to materials that will engage students in effectively navigating college admissions."

-Melissa Roderick
Senior Director at the Chicago Consortium on School Research and founder of
The University of Chicago's Network for College Success