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ARCHIVES Something New - Something Old |
We have been asked more than once to have access to the archives. It sounds easy, but it required some thought on how to make it really useful. We are still working on it but here's what we have so far. Archives you will also see at the end of some of the topic sections a link to the archive for that topic. Let us know what you think. Thanks.
|It's Weirdly Difficult to Find Good College Advising Online |
The Atlantic - Dec 5, 2013
The college application process has grown into a complicated and daunting task for high school students across the country, and many low-income high schoolers have to figure out the admissions process on their own....
|The Real College Barrier for the Working Poor |
Inside Higher Ed - Dec 11, 2013
A recent New York Times op-ed blames the rules and regulations of the federal Pell Grant program for many of our nation’s higher education access and completion problems. ...
|When the first in a family goes to college |
Minnesota Public Radio - Dec 5, 2013
Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor: What do these successful people have in common? Each was the first in his or her family to go to college....
|College Pays, Sort Of |
New York Times - Econimix Blog - Dec 9, 2013
Here’s the good news: Young adults who have finished college continue to earn significantly more than mere high school graduates.....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Final checklist for seniors |
Charlotte Observer - Dec 9, 2013
While many seniors have completed their college applications, there are still lots of procrastinators out there who will wait until 11:59 on Dec. 31 to hit the submit button....
| ||The New Reality of College Admissions |
Wall Street Journal Live - Dec 10, 2013
The deadlines for college applications are fast approaching, and young people are facing steep competition among their peers, high tuition, and difficult job prospects on the other side. College advisor Eric Greenberg discusses how to stand out from the field....
|The 5 Most Common College App Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them) |
Her Campus - Dec 5, 2013
College application deadlines are right around the corner! But before you hit the submit button on your dream school’s application, you need to make sure you’re not making a mistake that could affect your chances of being accepted...
|Why Video Is the Future of College Admissions |
Huffington Post - Dec 5, 2013
In 2001, an enterprising high school student sent an application to UC Santa Cruz. Her personal essay consisted of a drawn flower whose petals formed the word, "creativity." The center of the flower formed the phrase, "The Courage to Try." ...
SATs & ACTs
|College Admissions: What Your PSAT Scores Really Mean |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Dec 3, 2013
PSAT scores will arrive for anxious high school students this week. These scores mark the time when sophomores and juniors can begin to target colleges that are in range.....
|Know When to Cancel Your SAT, ACT Scores |
US News - Dec 3, 2013
Taking the SAT or ACT can be a stressful experience. You study for several months, but you have little control over what will happen on test day. You may get sick, your car might break down or your mind could go blank......
|"Who Has Most Influenced You?" - College Interview Tips |
About.com - Dec 7, 2013
Who has most influenced you? Who is your hero? Who most helped make you who you are today? The questions sound easy enough, and there's a good chance your college interviewer will ask a question like these.....
|Tips for College Admission Interviews |
Spokane College Examiner - Dec 6, 2013
The college admission process provides a lot of opportunities for prospective students to tell colleges about themselves. Though most colleges do not require an interview for admission....
|Best Values in Public Colleges, 2014 |
Kiplinger - Dec 11, 2013
lot has changed since Kiplinger’s began ranking best-value public colleges in 1998. Back then, total in-state costs—tuition, fees, room and board—rarely topped $10,000. Out-of-state price tags almost always came in below $20,000. And college value was a side topic (for everyone except Kiplinger’s) instead of a national conversation
|10 Colleges Where Graduates Have a Low Average Debt Load |
US News - Dec 10, 2013
"The national share of seniors graduating with loans rose in recent years, from 68 percent in 2008 to 71 percent in 2012, while their debt at graduation increased by an average of six percent per year," . ..
|Who Should Complete the FAFSA? |
The College Solution Blog - Dec 10, 2013
FAFSA season is fast approaching, which always brings questions about who should complete this federal financial aid application. For the 2014-2015 school, year, the Department of Education has issued new rules impacting some parents about who should be completing the FAFSA. ...
|Our Financial Aid Checklist -- Part II |
True Admissions Blog - Dec 9, 2013
Today, we're pleased to bring you Part II of a checklist of tasks you should be tackling right now to pay for college, courtesy of College Advisor Alice Kleeman. ...
|The great college aid game: Five seniors juggle desire and reality |
Yahoo News - Dec 10, 2013
December is a tense month for college-bound seniors at New Rochelle High School in suburban New York. A few who have applied through early decision programs could soon learn whether they have been accepted or rejected to their dream schools...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Dec 12, 2013
So, you about ready to wind things down at school for the holidays?
As a colleague once said, the end of a calendar year or school year never gives educators a chance to wind things down.... More
|How to approach school counselor |
Norman Transcript - Dec 5, 2013
NORMAN — Q: I know I should feel comfortable talking to my child’s counselor, but I am afraid that if I tell her something, she will tell everyone in the school who knows my child....
|Bad parenting on display in HBO Sports documentary |
McCall - Dec 11, 2013
have covered high school sports around here for more than 30 years and have come to know my share of parents who have lost a sense of reality when it comes to their own child's athletic career...
|12 Things Your Teen Definitely Doesn't Want For Christmas |
Huffington Post - Dec 10, 2013
Everybody's favorite annual consumerist bonanza has already taken the nation by storm, so if you're a parent of a teenager (and haven't gotten your shopping done yet), cue your annual gift-giving panic about what to get that hard-to-please person....
|Public colleges enter limelight as private tuitions soar |
Boston Globe - Dec 84, 2013
Once overlooked amid the higher education elite of Massachusetts, the state’s public universities and community colleges are stepping into the limelight with increased funding, state-of-the art facilities, honors programs, affordable prices, and higher graduation rates.....
|Pennsylvania State Police release comprehensive School Safety Report |
Lebanon Daily News - Dec 10, 2013
The Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday released its comprehensive School Safety Report for public/private schools, which outlines safety guidelines that can assist school districts in creating a culture where schools and children are safe....
SATs & ACTs
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