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|First-Generation College-Goers: Unprepared and Behind |
The Atlantic - Dec 31, 2014
When Nijay Williams entered college last fall as a first-generation student and Jamaican immigrant, he was—despite being admitted to the school—academically unprepared for the rigors of higher education. ...
|Catholic Colleges Tell Poor Kids to Go Elsewhere |
TIME - Dec 22, 2014
At Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., officials sometimes bring in low-income applicants and their families for counseling. The point of the sessions is not to encourage the students to attend, but to suggest they consider going somewhere cheaper....
|For black students, SAT scores matter a lot more |
Washington Post - Jan 6, 2015
Setting aside, for a moment, the debates about diversity in higher education, here is a non-controversial statement: The purpose of the college admissions process is to screen for good students....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Best Colleges You Can Still Apply To For Fall 2015 |
TIME - Jan 5, 2015
For many high school seniors and their parents, New Year’s marked the end of the college application season. Quite a few prestigious universities do indeed set a January 1 deadline for admission to their fall 2015 class.,...
|3 Holistic College Admissions Trends to Watch |
US News - Jan 5, 2015
As admissions committees focus on reviewing applications for next year's college class, high school juniors across the nation are beginning to prepare for their own admissions cycle. If this describes you, you likely already realize how difficult it can be to concurrently complete your course work,...
|How to focus forward after initial rejection? |
San Jose Mercury News - Dec 29, 2014
With results from the early round of applications widely available, I have noticed many behaviors and perceptions regarding admissions getting altered. I have found some families to be unreasonable with their expectations, and others to be overwhelmingly grateful.....
|Op-Ed What happens when your college crush won't commit? |
Los Angeles Times - Dec 26, 2014
ew you and I were a perfect match,” the young man begins, “ever since I laid eyes on you at my sister's graduation. And spending time together this past year, learning everything there is to know about you, has only made me more convinced that you're the one for me.....
|College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’ |
WBUR.org Here & Now - Dec 18, 2015
High school students discovered this week whether they’ve been accepted to their choice college under early decision. For students who were deferred, guidance counselor Lisa Micele says that doesn’t mean they won’t get in to their top school in the spring.....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
What the New SAT Means to You
Post - Jan 7, 2015
The start of a new calendar year means more juniors are now turning their attention to the college application process—and to the tests which are often part of that process. Since College Board has announced changes to the SAT, ... More
|High School Counselors in Short Supply |
Ed Week - Dec 29, 2014
At a time when more and more high-school students are urged to apply to college, the need for counselors to help them make suitable choices and then guide them through the application process has never been greater....
|HOW COUNSELORS HELP STUDENTS FIND IDEAL FIT |
City and Shore Magazine - Jan 5, 2015
Dr. Andrea Clyne, a school psychologist at Louisville Middle School, was recently selected as the 2014 School Psychologist of the Year by the Colorado Society of School Psychologists. Here’s what she had to say about how she got into the field....
|Take your kids to college — and stay there |
Detroit Free Press - Jan 4, 2015
Lori Osterberg and her husband are lifelong Denver folk, but they got restless and intended to relocate for adventure's sake once their only child left home for college....
|Spying on your kids: is it OK? |
Las Vegas Review Journal - Jan 6, 2015
Whether you think spying on your kids is acceptable in today’s digital age or a breach of trust seems to really depend on how you define “spying” in the first place.....
SATs & ACTs
|SAT Myths Busted |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jan 5, 2015
As your child heads into standardized test season, make sure you're armed with the facts. For high school juniors, SAT time has arrived. Many are beginning test prep courses and going online to register for winter and spring test dates. ....
Career & Technical Education
|7 things you must know about the FAFSA |
CBS News - MoneyWatch - Jan 5, 2015
Beginning every January, millions of American families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is crucial for any student hoping to receive need-based financial aid....
|7 Legal Ways to Squeeze More College Aid From the FAFSA |
TIME - Jan 6, 2015
Filling out the 10 eye-crossing pages of the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the most important application for need-based college financial aid, may not seem like a fun adventure in Super Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom.,...
|Winning the financial aid game—2015-16 edition |
DC Higher Education Examiner - Dec 30, 2014
College-bound students have a better chance of winning the financial aid game by going on the offensive early. And it’s not too early to start a few practice exercises.....
|How to figure out the FAFSA finances |
Charlotte Observer - Jan 5, 2015
If it is the beginning of January and you are the parent of a high school senior, then you need to be filling out the forms and figuring out your finances....
|Number of R.I. students passing GED test falls significantly |
Providence Journal - Dec 31, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island experienced a huge slide in the number of students passing the General Education Development test in 2014, and educators say it’s because the test is new this year and students are still getting used to it...
|High School Teachers Share Tips to Cure Senioritis |
US News - Jan 5, 2015
College applications have been mailed and acceptance letters have started to arrive. It’s the second half of the school year and some high school seniors have mentally checked out.....
|High School Teachers Share Advice on Curing Senioritis |
Education World - Jan 5, 2015
Winter vacation is over, and students are returning to their classrooms for their second half of the school year. High school students, particularly seniors, will soon find an infamous "disease" starting to kick in: senioritis....
SATs & ACTs
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