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Transitioning to post-secondary education is a key challenge for many high school students. EPIC’s work explores interventions and school models that promote post-secondary readiness, access, and transitions.

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GEAR UP North Carolina Evaluation

The federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant program provides support for interventions that increase college enrollment and success for low-income students.  The fourth statewide GEAR UP NC grant provides services to fifteen districts in North Carolina to address common barriers to college entry and access.  In this evaluation, EPIC provides formative information to state level GEAR UP NC staff and GEAR UP NC districts to promote continuous improvement and provides rigorous research evidence on the effectiveness of GEAR UP NC services to inform the field of college preparation and access programs. This evaluation combines interviews, surveys, and academic performance data to provide a multi-faceted look at the implementation and effects of the GEAR UP NC program. Please contact Sarah Fuller for more information.