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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.
|2013: The Year America Went Back to College |
Slate Magazine - Dec 26, 2013
It is the time of year when writers either resist or wallow in the social convention known as the year-in-review retrospective. Rather than be a hero, I have decided to cave gracefully. Looking over the year that was, the increased coverage of higher education is rather amazing....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|The Application Colleges Want |
WBUR.org - Dec 26, 2013
BOSTON ó Are you well-rounded or are you angular? Thatís the language of the college admissions process these days. And if youíre a high school senior, the answer could affect whether you get into the most selective schools....
|College Admissions: A 'Game' Everyone Can Win |
Huffington Post - Dec 23, 2013
Last week, the first big tranche of high school seniors found out where they're headed next year, as colleges released their Early Action and Early Decision notifications. ....
|A counselor's college admission advice |
Huffington Post - Dec 19, 2013
Late December is the crucial time when high school seniors navigate the final stages of the college admissions process, while juniors are increasingly thinking about their preparations for the next stage of their academic careers.....
|Conquering the college essay |
Charlotte Observer - Dec 22, 2013
MThe college essay strikes fear in the souls of students, who stare at the blank space on the application and wonder: What should I write?....
|Crazy early admission numbers |
Charlotte Observer - Dec 30, 2013
The application numbers are in for the Early Action and Early Decision admissions cycle for the class of 2014 and theyíre scary high Ė and the acceptance rates are scary low at some schools...
|How to Overcome College Rejection in 4 Easy Steps |
Her Campus - Dec 27, 2013
Rejection sucks. Whether itís a guy, friend, or college telling you ďno,Ē itís bound to sting at least a little bit. College rejections in particular can be especially painful, especially if youíve just gotten turned down from your dream university or college...
|Early Admission Apps Soared for Class of 2018 |
Golocalprov - Dec 23, 2013
Early admission numbers are still being released since many colleges extended deadlines due to Common Application issues this year. Nevertheless, it appears that the predicted low in the number of college-age students has not affected early action and early decision applications at the nationís most competitive colleges...
|6 Things You Need to Say in Your College Interview |
Her Campus - Dec 31, 2013
Applying to college on paper is nerve-wracking in itself, so itís no wonder that a face-to-face conversation with an admissions officer can be intimidating! Not all colleges recommend an interview during the application process, but those that do take your conversation into serious consideration...
SATs & ACTs
|Why Every SAT Essay is the Same |
Businessweek - Dec 31, 2013
Weíre not quite sure why, but for some reason a lot of students tend to freak out over the prospect of having to write an essay for the SAT in 25 minutes. ....
|ĎSnowplow parentsí may be trapping their children |
Washington Post - Dec 20, 2013
A new moniker, snowplow parents, refers to those who not only hover like helicopter parents but also plow ahead to preemptively eliminate any obstacles from their childís path....
|Parents, Teens And Starting College |
KCUR - Dec 25, 2013
Late nights, too much microwave popcorn and a whole lot of workógetting used to college in your first semester is tough.....
|New financial aid rules for college-bound in 2014 |
CBS News - Dec 31, 2013
New Yearís Day kicks off the beginning of college financial aid season for the 2014-2015 school year. It is the first day families can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid....
|Winning the financial aid game |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Dec 27, 2013
Families have a better chance of winning the financial aid game by going on the offensive early. While the folks at the U.S. Department of Education feverishly prepare for kickoff on January 1st, take to the practice field and work on getting in shape starting today....
|More Florida college students receive Pell grants |
Orlando Sentinel - Dec 28, 2013
The number of state-university students receiving Pell grants has soared in recent years ó an indication that more Floridians are having trouble affording rising education costs....
|Year in Review: Public Education |
Texas Tribune - Dec 26, 2013
Letís say this outright: 2013 ranks as one of the most significant years for public education policy in Texas in the last two decades.....
|The Florida Education Stories To Watch In 2014 |
State Impact - Florida - Dec 30, 2013
IMPLEMENTING NEW COMMON CORE STANDARDS- Florida is one of 45 states that have fully adopted new math, English and literacy standards known as Common Core. Political opposition to the standards built throughout the year in both Florida and across the country....
SATs & ACTs
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