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College Big Picture
|Back to School and Deeper in Debt |
Huffington Post - Sep 6, 2011
Two weekends ago, I dropped off my daughters at college. As any parent with children in college knows, this is a bittersweet ritual ....
|20 Surprising Higher Education Facts |
US News & World Report - Sep 7, 2011
Every year, I love to dig into the latest issue of The Chronicle of High Education's almanac. While I cover the higher-ed world, some of the statistics that I find in the issue stun me each year....
|The Out-of-State Solution to College Budgets |
BusinessWeek - Sep 7, 2011
Amid declining state financial support for universities, many schools are relying on nonresidents—and working hard to recruit them—to make ends meet ....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Follow 7 Steps to Manage the College Application Process |
US News & World Report - Sep 5, 2011
Earlier this summer, I wrote about "8 Strategies for Starting Your College Application Process," directed at rising high school seniors as they began to contemplate the process that loomed on the horizon....
|How Do Colleges Actually Evaluate Applicants? |
Danville Express - Sep 6, 2011
Dr. LaScala, Is there any type of objective system that colleges use to discern what students they will accept? They receive so many applications, they must use some decision-making tools...
| Is a Big-City School Right for You? |
golocalprov.com - Sep 5, 2011
If there is one difference between students going to college today and their parents, it has to be the high percentage of kids who think that they want (and need) to go to college in a city...
|Should I Use The Common Application? |
US News & World Report - UNIGO - Sep 7, 2011
Many students have heard of The Common Application but aren't exactly sure what it is or how to use it. This week, our question focuses on the pros and cons of The Common App...
|The Dos and Don'ts of College Applications |
The Street - Sep 2, 2011
The beginning of a new school year brings mixed emotions for every student. But for high school seniors, this fall is especially nerve-racking, as it heralds the beginning of college admissions season...
Letters of Recommendation
|Getting Good Letters of Recommendation |
About.com - Sep 5, 2011
Most college applicants put little effort into letters of recommendation. After all, the letters are the one part of the application over which you have very little control. Nevertheless, letters of recommendation do play an important par...
FinAid - Scholarships
|Do You Enjoy A College Scholarship Advantage? |
CBS News MoneyWatch - Sep 6, 2011
A new scholarship study conducted by Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of FinAid and Fastweb, explodes the myth that minorities receive more than their fair share of college scholarships....
|College Rankings 2011 - Least Rigorous |
The Daily Beast - Sep 6, 2011
Workloads at even the best colleges vary widely. Newsweek ranks the schools that will get you a top-notch degree for the least amount of work. ....
|College Rankings that Are Ridiculous |
Washington Monthly - Sep 6, 2011
This time of year is a big season for college rankings. Just last week at the Monthly, for instance, we released our own look at what American colleges are doing for the country.....
|Make most of college visits |
DesMoinesRegister.com - Sep 2, 2011
After visiting more than a couple college campuses with your high-schooler, things can become a bit blurry....
|5 Tips for College Students With ADHD |
Huffington Post - Sep 6, 2011
When you have ADHD, you thrive on a structured schedule. The challenge is creating that structure on your own. People with ADHD also benefit from having clear guidelines and expectations given to them ahead of time...
|5 Commandments for college freshmen |
Washington Post - Sep 2, 2011
Beginning college is a milestone event in our lives. Like most events of this magnitude, how we handle and deal with the new challenges we face determines our ultimate success....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Sep 7, 2011
School Counseling for September 12th
The tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 seems to be everywhere. Talk shows are devoting the entire week to interviews and remembrances of those who were lost in the attacks. .. More
|How to lower college costs, revisited |
Washington Post - Sep 3, 2011
I had written about ways that parents who send their children to college could cut their expenses. One tip — that students live at home and commute to classes — seems to have generated a fair amount of criticism. ..
|Mass. hands out college grants |
Boston Globe - Sep 6, 2011
BOSTON—The state is handing out $2.5 million in grants to state colleges based on their plans to boost academic performance....
|13 Vermont schools remain closed after Irene |
Burlington Free Press - Sep 7, 2011
Thirteen Vermont schools remained closed as of Wednesday and between 2000 and 3000 students have yet to go back to school in the wake of Tropical Storm ...
Teens and Jobs
|Youth Joblessness Creates Ripple Effect |
NPR.org - Sep 3, 2011
Not having a summer or after-school job affects more than just a kid's wallet. It also has real consequences for his or her personal and economic development....
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