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The College Admissions Process and Foster Youth
Depending on their residing state, foster youth age out of the system around ages eighteen to twenty-one. In this transition from adolescence to adulthood, they are in the most need of support and stability. The challenge-ridden track to college exemplifies a flaw in the foster care system. There are educational and environmental factors that hinder foster youth from fulfilling their potential. Foster children have to adapt to independent living—how can we expect any student to focus on higher education on top of that?