The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions:

A Conversation About Education, Parenting, and Race. 

By Timothy Fields & Shereem Herndon-Brown

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The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions:

A Conversation About Education, Parenting, and Race. 

By Timothy Fields & Shereem Herndon-Brown.

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"Finding the right college is a challenge for all students. However, Black families face additional challenges and questions while navigating the admissions process."

Timothy Fields
-Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Emory University
Shereem Herndon-Brown
-Founder & CEO of Strategic Admissions Advice

Understanding the Choices

aims to lead the discussions about reimagining what educational success looks like for Black families. Considering the many financial and cultural decisions that are being made to advance our children, the goal must be to identify the challenges and propose solutions.

College admissions veterans Timothy Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown pull from their unique professional and personal perspectives from both sides of the college admissions desk to offer advice on how to navigate the college admissions process. Given their respective experiences of having attended a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), they are well-equipped to share how college admission has changed and what families and educators who work with Black children need to do now. 

College Search Process

How and when should I apply? Early Decision? Is there a difference?

HBCUs vs PWI

Are you considering Historically Black Colleges and Universities? What about Predominantly White Institutions?

Financial Aid

What is the FAFSA? When should I submit my paperwork? Am I eligble for scholarships?

School Choice

Private School? Public School? What is the best fit for me?

Testimonial

What They Say

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The ultimate guide to help Black families navigate the college admissions process. 

Podcast

Both Sides Of The Desk Podcast- Coming Soon

How does college admissions work? Glad you asked! Join Tim and Shereem for fun, intelligent dialouge about all things education, parenting and race. 

Topics Include

Private or Public Schools?

HBCU's vs. PWI's

Artists & Athletic Recruitment

College Essays

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