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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.
|Commentary: What It Takes: A Path To Higher Ed |
NBC News - Feb 11, 2014
Allowing capable, low-income kids equal access to higher education creates a richer, stronger America. It powers the United States to a lead position in the race to produce a globally-competitive workforce and builds an on-ramp to the middle class for families stranded in poverty, generation after generation....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Your College Advisor: Juniors must focus on three things |
NorthJersey - Feb 12, 2014
For high school juniors, it’s time to get serious about college and the college admissions process. Since this process includes decisions and deadlines, if you haven’t started to think about college—stop putting it off...
|9 Non-Academic Things to Look for in a College |
Her Campus - Feb 6, 2014
It’s almost time to make your big college decision! But after you’ve spent so much time visiting and researching colleges, what are you really looking for in a future school? Is it enough that your dream college offers your intended major and an interesting curriculum...
|Experts provide tips on choosing between colleges |
Indiana Gazette - Feb 11, 2014
Congratulations. You’ve been accepted to more than one college. Now comes the hard part: deciding which to go to. Make a mistake and you could be repeating the whole application process again next year — to transfer out....
|College Admission Mythbusters (Part 2) |
Bucks County Courier Times - Feb 11, 2014
I got a letter from the Dean! I’m in! For a high school student, there is something undeniably exciting about being the recipient of an unsolicited brochure from a prestigious university, or even better yet, a personalized letter from the Dean of Admissions practically begging you to apply. ...
|College Admissions: The 5 Biggest Campus Visit Mistakes |
GoLocalProv - Feb 10, 2014
With February and March school vacations around the corner, families are busy planning college visits. If you have a junior in high school, now is the time to get on the road! Families who delay inevitably face a myriad of empty campus tours in summer...
|Best Advice for College Visits |
True Admission Blog - Feb 12, 2014
The rite of passage that is the college visit is one of the most important influences in determining where students will eventually apply. Walking across a campus, grabbing a cup of coffee in the student union, buying a sweatshirt at the bookstore...
|Hey Guys! Let's Go to a (College) Fair! |
Huffington Post - Feb 10, 2014
What is a College Fair? A college fair is an event in which college admissions representatives come together at a school, community-gathering place or large convention center to meet one-on-one with high school students...
|On College: When an interviewer seems out of line, report it |
San Jose Mercury News - Feb 10, 2014
Over the years, I have heard some strange stories about college interviews. Most have to do with quirky questions posed to the students. But this year, I have heard three particularly shocking tales that have left me baffled....
Letters of Recommendation
|Teacher recommendation letters for college applications |
Newsday - Feb 10, 2014
Q. The prevailing wisdom seems to be that kids applying to college should get recommendation letters from 11th-grade teachers. But if a child has a closer relationship with a teacher from a 9th or 10th grade class, is that acceptable?....
College Admissions - Majors
|Why It's Important to Think About Your Career in High School |
US News - Feb 11, 2014
Considering how competitive the job market has become, it’s never too early to start to think about your career. “What are you going to do when you grow up?” is a common question, even for elementary school children...
SATs & ACTs
The SAT: Not an Effective Measuring Stick for Urban Students
Huffington Post - Feb 11, 2014
There is no denying that the SAT test has become a misunderstood educational instrument through the years. The original purpose of the SAT was to help evaluate the ability of an individual student on how best he or she can perform in college. ......
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Feb 13, 2014
A Four-Year Degree is Worth More Than Ever
The world of higher education was thrown yet another loop this week when the Pew Research Center released a study on the value of a four-year college degree. ... More
|How should parents help teenagers manage stress? |
Boston.com - Feb 12, 2014
Teens are stressed, and during the school year, even more stressed than adults. That’s the finding of a new American Psychological Association survey of nearly 2,000 adults and more than 1,000 teens, and—as a parent of three teenagers—I’m not surprised to hear the news....
|Asking For Better Merit Aid Scholarships |
The College Solution Blog - Feb 11, 2014
oday I am sharing a guest post by Bradford Pine, a financial advisor in Garden City, NY, who wrote about his experience with his daughter, who has been receiving acceptances and merit aid scholarships from schools. He explains how he lassoed a $14,000-a-year scholarship just by asking....
|COLUMN-How asking for aid could hurt your college chances |
Reuters - Feb 11, 2014
Filling out the federal financial aid form known as the FAFSA "is one of the first and most important steps" to getting a college education, First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of parents and students attending a FAFSA workshop at a Virginia high school on Wednesday....
|FAFSA mistakes that can cost you the game |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Feb 12, 2014
Even with its many enhancements, the FAFSA can be a challenging form for some families to complete. Mistakes can be costly and possibly result in lost financial aid.....
|More Missouri students to get aid applying for college |
KSDK - Feb 10, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More Missouri students could get personal help with filing out college applications this fall. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has announced an expansion of "College Application Week."....
|Thanks to Excessive Snow Days, Ohio Extends State Testing Time |
NPR.org - StateImpact Ohio - Feb 11, 2014
The Ohio Department of Education says it will increase the number of weeks schools have to administer the Ohio Achievement Assessment this spring. The new testing window gives schools an extra week, from April 21st through May 16th.....
|Counselor offers tips on teen dating violence |
KAIT-8 - Feb 11, 2014
AUGUSTA — College students are woefully and needlessly uninformed about the potential job opportunities, debt risk and starting salaries they’ll face after they graduate, according to an assessment of the higher educational...
|Teen dating violence survivor: 'all the signs were there' |
WBTV - Feb 7, 2014
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Teens. Dating. Violence. It may not be something parents want to think is happening but it is. In fact, one in three adolescents in the United States is the victim of abuse by a dating partner and a staggering 81-percent of parents don't even know this is an issue....
SATs & ACTs
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