Numerous studies show that undocumented students are less likely to transfer to a postsecondary institution from a community college. However, many students have been able to transfer from a community college and it is important to highlight those narratives from a strengths-based perspective rather than a deficit point of view. This qualitative study explored the narratives of Latina/o undocumented students and how they transferred from a California Community College to a four-year institution. The experience in community college, support from others, and family were some of the reasons Latina/o undocumented students successfully navigated the transfer process. All of the participants indicated that they had to overcome various challenges but were happy with their college experience. Implications and recommendations for best practices and educational policy are provided.
|Advisor:||Locks, Angela M.|
|Commitee:||Madueña, Jeanette, Pérez Huber, Lindsay|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Community college students, Latina/o students, Transfer students, Undocumented students|
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