Counseling Program Improved Needy Students' College Options, Study Finds

Low-income students who were coached and tutored by a nonprofit group during their last two years of high school were more likely to enroll in four-year colleges and to end up in more-selective institutions, according to the results of a study that will be released next month.

The study focused on College Possible, a group based in St. Paul that uses AmeriCorps mentors, most of them recent college graduates, to prepare students for college. It was conducted by Christopher N. Avery, a