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College Admissions - Larger Picture

Transparently Illegal
National Review Online Blogs, NY - May 24, 2006
In a previous article I noted that illegal immigrants living in nine states (among them California, New York, and Texas) are eligible for in-state college tuition rates unavailable to U.S. citizens living outside of those respective state. ...
Worshipping False Gods
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - May 24, 2006
Last year, my daughter applied to a number of colleges including my alma mater, Wesleyan University in Connecticut. When she was accepted and told me it was her top choice, I wept with pleasure...
College and the feminist orthodoxy
Lahontan Valley News, NV - May 23, 2006
Historically speaking, the MRS degree is one of the most popular degrees sought by university coeds. That degree option is becoming increasingly unavailable. There is a widening gender gap on American campuses ...
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

Admissions Officers Say More Applicants Are Double Depositing
AACRAO Transcript, DC - May 24, 2006
Admissions officers say more applicants are double depositing and that the practice is unfair, reports The New York Times. ...
Is Cheerleading, Student Government Likeliest Path to Bachelors at ...
Newswise (press release) - May 24, 2006
Participation in dance classes and music classes are associated with an increased chance of a student pursuing a college degree, but art classes or visits to the public library are not, according to recent research by sociologists ...
In Search of Standouts Who May Not Stand Out Enough
New York Times, United States - May 24, 2006
Every Tuesday after classes this year, Mosi London has been riding the subway downtown from his high school on East Houston Street and then walking to Wall ...
New Student Loan Company, StuFund, Announces Launch
dBusinessNews Newark (press release), NJ - May 24, 2006
Student Funding Group, LLC. - - or StuFund -- today launched its student loan business, offering FFEL and private loans to college-bound students nationwide, and support services to help families navigate the maze of educational lending options on the market. ...
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Who's afraid of paying for college
CNN - May 24, 2006
What scares parents most when it comes to the safety of their family? Terrorism? No. Crime? Negative. Violent video games? The environment? Not even close. A recent survey asked 300 parents of school-age children to rank a list of fears in order of which inspired the most horror. Ahead of all the above, believe it or not, was the high cost of college tuition.
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Some Allowed to Sit Out the SAT
Washington Post, United States - May 25, 2006
Officials at George Mason University in Fairfax announced yesterday that the school will allow some high-achieving students to apply for admission without ...
Faulty SAT scores force rethink of testing
Washington Times, DC - May 21, 2006
About 4,400 students of the college-bound class of 2006 hunkered down to complete and submit their applications in December, little suspecting that the process would be complicated by faulty SAT scores ...
ACT/SAT Will Be Optional For Applicants to Gustavus
Gustavus Adolphus College News, Minnesota - May 23, 2006
Submitting an ACT or SAT score will be optional for students applying to Gustavus Adolphus College. Gustavus is the first Phi Beta Kappa college in Minnesota to do so. ...
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Books on Admissions

Harvard Grad Writes 5,000 FAQs About College
BlackNews.com (press release), CA - May 23, 2006
Writer's Digest magazine commented "A student can refer to this manual at each step of the college process from admission to graduation. ...
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College Marketing

Virtual college recruiting efforts increase
USA Today - May 21, 2006
Students considering attending the University of Missouri are logging onto the Internet and reading online journals featuring tales of sipping ...
Kingwood Now, TX - May 23, 2006
Communication and design professionals from Kingwood College won a total of ten regional and national awards this year for their promotional efforts. ...
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Northeast News

High schools urged to boost course requirements
Boston Globe, United States - May 23, 2006
All Massachusetts high school students should be forced to take the same classes the state's four-year colleges require for admission, the chairman of the state Board of Higher Education is urging...
UNH paying students to live off-campus
Boston Globe, United States - May 22, 2006
DURHAM, NH --The University of New Hampshire is offering discounts to students who live off campus because of a much larger-than-projected freshman class. ...
Regents Extend Restraint on Commercial Colleges
New York Times, United States - May 23, 2006
The state's Board of Regents on Tuesday extended until September its moratorium on approving new commercial colleges in the state, while the State Education Department drafts specific regulations to prevent fraud and other abuses. ...
UNH tells high school seniors -- don't goof off
Boston Globe, United States - May 22, 2006
DURHAM, NH --University of New Hampshire admissions officials have a message for high school seniors -- don't let the senior slide doom you college plans. ...
NH college officials not lowering standards to narrow gender gap
Boston Globe, United States - May 21, 2006
MANCHESTER, N.H. --Women have outnumbered men on college campuses since the 1970s. But unlike one admissions dean in Ohio, New Hampshire officials say they're not going to lower their standards for male applicants. ...
Dundalk Eagle, MD - May 22, 2006
High school students who don't know they're viable candidates for college are the targets of a new initiative that was launched May 10 during a press conference in the Dundalk High School library..
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Summer Jobs

Teens can still learn a lot in summer jobs
Pioneer Press, MN - May 21, 2006
Fewer teenagers are choosing to work these days than in previous years because of a number of factors ranging from an increased focus on summer school to higher allowances from their parents, according to various reports....
Experts: The wrong look could cost you a job
Daily News - Galveston County, TX - May 20, 2006
Students such as sophomore Micha Wesley will be hitting the pavement this month looking for a summer job....
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Gap Year

Taking a gap year
Arizona Republic, AZ - May 25, 2006
Karl Kappler graduated from high school when he was 17 years old and didn't see the point of going to college. His goal was to be a musician in New York City, and no amount of general-education classes would help him reach it.
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