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|The College Education Game Just Got Changed |
TIME - Apr 24, 2015
Arizona State now offers online pay-as-you-pass freshman years with no required SAT. Arizona State University (ASU) is partnering with the education nonprofit edX to offer students around the world the opportunity to take freshman year courses online..
|Why Corinthian Colleges went belly up (+video) |
The Christian Science Monitor - Apr 27, 2015
Corinthian Colleges, once one of the largest for-profit educational institutions in the country, announced it will close its remaining 28 campuses, effective immediately. How can the government prevent this from happening again?...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Your Crucial 1st Step Before Looking for Colleges |
The College Solution Blog - Apr 27, 2015
If paying for college is going to be a challenge, and it usually is, it’s important that you obtain your Expected Family Contribution before your begin looking at colleges with your teenagers....
|Secrets of College Admissions Officers |
TeenLife Blog - Apr 27, 2015
As a parent of two students who attended college and as a coach for thousands of parents who are sending their own children to college, I have always believed that the college admissions process is highly subjective....
|College Admissions: Avoiding Senioritis and Spring Meltdown |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Apr 27, 2015
It’s an insidious and highly contagious disease. No one really talks about it, and the American Psychological Association doesn’t recognize it, but nevertheless, it exists. It affects only a small subset of society, high school seniors ...
|Inappropriate Question? |
Inside Higher Ed - Apr 23, 2015
The Common Application is planning to let colleges add a question for applicants that some admissions leaders believe is unethical and will encourage more gaming of the admissions process. ...
|12 things to do after submitting your tuition deposit |
Bay Area College Admissions Examiner - Apr 21, 2015
Congratulations to all of the students who have made their final college choice. While the big choice has been made and the tuition deposit has been sent, there are still some things students need to remember before heading off to college in the fall. Here are 12 easy, but important, things to do .....
|Consider the Downside of Attending a Reach School |
US News - Apr 27, 2015
There is a lifetime supply of quotations about following your dreams. There are far fewer, however, about the dangers of following these dreams too far. And this advice applies to college as well.?.....
|Plan B: When One Door Closes, Another One Opens |
Poughkeepsie Journal - Apr 27, 2015
May 1 – National Candidates Reply Date--is around the corner. If you’ve not yet selected the college or university you want to attend next fall, now’s the time to identify the institution that seems best suited to your unique needs, interests and personality.....
|4 things to do after you're accepted |
Idaho Statesman - Apr 27, 2015
It's that time of year again. Acceptance letters have arrived and many high school seniors are posting their future plans all over Facebook. But what happens next? Between confusing financial aid paperwork...
|How to Make the Most of "Admitted Student" Days |
Huffington Post - Apr 25, 2015
You might be wondering about what happens once you have been accepted to a college. Or you might be wondering about what happens if you have been accepted to more than one school..
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Apr 30, 2015
Three Keys to a Successful National College Signing Day
High schools are making a pretty big deal out of National College Signing Day, which comes up this Friday. Long established as the official end of the college search process... More
SAT & ACTs
|Countdown to College: What’s up with the new SAT |
Charlotte Observer - Apr 27, 2015
Right around now, when seniors are finalizing their college plans, is when parents of sophomores and juniors start dipping their toes in the college admissions process pool....
|5 Expensive College Financial Aid Gotchas |
TIME.com - Apr 27, 2015
A financial aid letter might look generous but actually come with costly caveats.
It’s crunch time for high school seniors: May 1 is College Decision Day, the day most college-bound students will let universities and colleges know whether they will be enrolling... ..
|How to Appeal College Financial Aid Offers |
New York Times - Apr 25, 2015
By now, most prospective college students have received their letters of acceptance and are weighing their financial aid packages. But what if the financial aid offer at your preferred school isn’t what you had hoped?.. ..
|Vocational Education Desperately Needed |
EdWeek (registration required) - Apr 29, 2015
Every time I read about the importance of a bachelor's degree, I have to wonder if advocates are in touch with reality. The argument invariably refers to the wage premium. But the wage premium is more nuanced than it initially appears..
|Time to skill up, America! |
CNBC - Apr 23, 2015
With the U.S. economy and job market feeling the forces of globalization and the ever-increasing pace of technological change, the key to the nation's economic success in the years to come will be a skilled, well educated and productive workforce...
|Get a Jump-Start on 3 Careers in High School |
US News - Apr 27, 2015
High school isn't usually a place where teens discover their future careers. "Most kids coming out of high school have no idea what it is that they want to do," says Victoria Gailliard-Garrick, director of William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, Rhode Island.?...
|College Admissions: Get a Summer Job |
GoLocal PDX College Admissions - Apr 16, 2015
Many students want to choose summer activities that will “impress” a college. Since application readers are humans with distinct personalities and preferences,...
|Preparing Your Teen For The Job Of Getting A Summer Job |
Forbes - Apr 26, 2015
Snow may still be a recent memory and the chilly night air a reality, but now is the time to help your teens think about summer employment. The good news is that 2015 may be a banner year for summer hires....
|Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success? |
Nwmichigan - Apr 28, 2015
Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state. ....
|Free ACT Testing for Missouri High School Students |
KY3-TV - Apr 28, 2015
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For years, high school students and their parents have been shelling out the cash to take the ACT test. It's an assessment many colleges require for in-coming freshman. ....
|Study Says Ohio Pupils Not Hurt by Switching Schools |
NPR.org - State Impact Ohio - Apr 28, 2015
A new study has found that closing schools in Ohio can be a good thing. A report from the non-profit Thomas B. Fordham Institute finds students generally do better in math and reading when they move to new schools.....
|Teen texting and driving dips with state laws |
GoLocal PDX College Admissions - Apr 27, 2015
(Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the years following statewide bans. But texting while driving rates are still high, the researchers found....
|Mom in car changes teen driver's brain |
Health Central - Apr 29, 2015
Teenage drivers make safer decisions when their mom is next to them in the passenger seat. But the effect may actually go beyond that, says a study from the University of Illinois. Having a mother in the car can actually change the brain activity of teen drivers.....
SATs & ACTs
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