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|Mastering the College Admissions Process |
WCPN.org - Ideastream - Jan 27, 2015
There are a ton of questions before you set foot on a college campus, much less take your first exam: Which college is the right fit for my interests? How can I increase my chances of getting in? How the heck am I going to pay for it? ...
|A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt |
New York Times - Upshot - Jan 25, 2015
Has the student loan crisis already been solved? This might seem an absurd question. Student loan debt is at a record high of $1.1 trillion, and the average undergraduate who borrows to attend school graduates ...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|College Admissions: More College Application Follow-Up Suggestions |
GoLocalPDX College Admissions - Jan 28, 2015
If you are waiting until March to hear back from some of your top-choice schools, it can seem like a very long haul. Even though your application has been submitted, there are still positive actions you can take to stay top-of-mind and let the school know they are one of your top choices....
|How to Contact Alumni to Deepen Your College Research |
US News - Jan 26, 2015
Identifying the right college or university for you can be an exhausting process. Electronic and print resources can provide an overview of the academic and social life on a given campus...
|How to Stand out on the Common Application |
TeenLife Blog - Jan 27, 2015
The very nature of the title of the document gives the impression that the common application is just that—common. But the word “common”doesn’t mean ordinary...
|How to impress in the college interview |
Charlotte Observer - Jan 26, 2015
When practicing for interviews, students need to tiptoe that fine line between bragging about their accomplishments and sharing significant information....
|Prospective Students Should Always Visit The Library |
Gazettes - Jan 24, 2015
When visiting a campus one of the last places most students want to see is the library, or, depending on the size of the school, the library system. Neglecting the library, however, is a big mistake.....
|Do You Want To Build A Snowman? College Visits In February! |
College Search Game Plan - Jan 20, 2015
Each year colleges and universities are flooded with high school students visiting during their spring vacations. Prospective students love to see the college’s current coeds tossing a Frisbee across the quad or studying for an upcoming exam perched beneath a leafy green tree.....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
What’s in Your Testing Program?
Post - Jan 28, 2015
It’s been a hectic month for school counselors in Michigan who also wear the title of building testing coordinator.... More
|Counselors optimistic about resurgence in schools |
EdSource - Jan 22, 2015
Tawnya Pringle was named one of the best school counselors in the nation this year, has won accolades from colleagues and students, and will soon be honored at a special White House ceremony.....
|How to Encourage a Lazy Teen |
TeenLife Blog - Jan 26, 2015
Lazy teens: put on this earth to swing on every last nerve of their parents, right? But why are some teens so absolutely bone-idle? Is it part of their genetic make-up—a rite of passage for all adolescents?...
SATs & ACTs
|Why do we tolerate the lifeless SAT and ACT? |
Washington Post - Jan 27, 2015
I don’t need more reasons to loathe the SAT and the ACT, America’s sorry excuses for college entrance exams. They are scary, narrow time-wasters. ....
|2015 FAFSA deadlines are likely to come WAY sooner than you think |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jan 26, 2015
It’s fair to say that most every college and university in the United States has a clearly posted priority financial aid deadline by which the FAFSA should be filed for students to have the best possible chance of receiving both institutional and federal aid. ...
|A Long Shot |
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 27, 2015
Odds are, Huma said, he likely wouldn’t have played in the NFL even if he remained healthy. “If you had to generalize, you could easily say no one goes pro,” he said. “That’s how slim the chances are.”...
|Why athletes need time off |
Lancaster Eagle Gazette - Jan 24, 2015
LANCASTER – Being an athlete takes a level of commitment that is comparable to little else. Some take the commitment more seriously than others. But, is there a point where that level of commitment becomes dangerous to the athlete?...
|N.J. schools to review cutback in exams |
NJ.com - Jan 26, 2015
Governor Christie's commission on student testing on Friday called for school districts to review and to consider cutting back their own exams amid rising concerns about too much testing in schools......
|Why 'Bullying' Is the New 'Little Boy Who Cried Wolf' |
Huffington Post - Jan 22, 2015
As a school counselor and educator on Bullying Prevention, I am privileged to meet with teachers, administrators, counselors, parents, and students from across the United States and Canada.....
|Tips to help stop bullying |
phillytrib - Jan 27, 2015
Know it’s not your fault. What people call “bullying” is sometimes an argument between two people. But if someone is repeatedly cruel to you, that’s bullying and you mustn’t blame yourself. No one deserves to be treated cruelly....
SATs & ACTs
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