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|Do community colleges deserve better funding? |
CBS News - MarketWatch - Jun 4, 2015
Americans have heard a lot of political talk in recent months about making community college free for students. But what has attracted far less attention is how underfunded many community colleges are as they strain to educate their current students ....
|Op-Ed The truth about 'holistic' college admissions |
Los Angeles Times - Jun 9, 2015
In May, 60 groups filed a complaint with the Justice and Education departments claiming that Asian Americans are held to a different standard — a higher standard — than other students applying for admission at elite universities. ....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|4 Reasons to Start Your College Applications NOW |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jun 8, 2015
For many rising seniors, college still seems far away—but it isn’t. Deadlines for early action and early decision arrive just a few weeks after students return to school in the fall. That means that summer is the best time to do applications and avoid stress later ....
|Countdown to College: Think about a gap year |
Charlotte Observer - Jun 7, 2015
Every year more and more students and parents talk to me about the pros and cons of a gap year experience. Taking a year off between high school graduation and freshman year can be liberating and the perfect choice for the right student. ...
|Gap year gains traction in Canada |
Globe and Mail - Jun 7, 2015
As a new generation of Canadian students prepares to make the transition from high school to college or university, a small number will consider taking a year off to travel, work, volunteer and carefully consider some of the most important decisions they will need to make in their young lives. ...
|What’s Your Teenager Doing This Summer? In Defense of ‘Nothing.’ |
New York Times - Motherlode - Jun 7, 2015
Another school year has come to an end. And here’s what summertime looks like for America’s “luckiest” teenagers: a full-time internship, learn-to-code camp or college classes (to show you can do college work before you apply to college)...
|Best summer jobs for teens in 2015 |
Fortune - Jun 8, 2015
Forget summer internships. In 2015, employers are hiring, and teens can get land these summer positions, improving their resume for college and their bank accounts...
|A Summer Checklist for Incoming College Freshmen |
Huffington Post - Jun 5, 2015
By now, the difficult work of applying to college is complete. In addition to enjoying the summer, all that is left for you to do is to ensure that you are ready to start your college career. ..
|Maximizing your summer, part 3 - precollege options |
Minneapolis College Admissions Examiner - Jun 8, 2015
Part three of this examination of summer planning options will examine what I call “precollege” options. While the summer programs I examined in part 2 are often organized and/or hosted by universities, precollege options, ..
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jun 4, 2015
The Other Side of Better Training in College Counseling
“Principal Matthews?” “Hi Valerie. Come on in.” “Thank you.” “I want you to know, this isn’t an easy decision. You’ve done a lot for the school, and for our students—“.. More
|Timeline: The History of Counseling |
Counseling@Northwestern Blog - Jun 2, 2015
The Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI) began in the living room of founder Chuck Kramer’s home in Oak Park, Illinois, and is now entering its 46th year of service. .....
|No College Counseling Class, No Job |
Huffington Post - Jun 9, 2015
A fable. For now. "Principal Williams?" "Yes. You must be Ms. Sanders."
"Valerie. Here to talk about the school counseling position." "Of course. Please sit down. You've just completed your training?"....
|Ways for Parents, Students to Revise College Application Essays Together |
US News - Jun 9, 2015
College application essays are intended to provide insight beyond the impersonal numbers of test scores and academic transcripts. Recommendation letters can provide a third-party perspective, but the essay is a student's best chance to speak directly to the gatekeepers of higher education.......
|How to Deal With Your Teen’s Anger |
TeenLife - Jun 9, 2015
When your cherubic, smiling little person seems to transform into a rampaging angry ball of hormones overnight, it can be hard to handle. While it is common for teens to direct their rage towards the people they feel safest with (that’s you), it is often very difficult for parents to deal with.. ......
|More Parents Say They Won’t Pay Their Kids’ Tuition Bill |
TIME - Jun 9, 2015
The reason: they can't afford it. As the cost of attending college continues to dramatically increase, parents of college-bound students are rethinking their role in helping their children earn degrees. ......
|7 Ways College Kids Home For The Summer Are Exactly Like Mice |
Huffington Post - Jun 5, 2015
I have two college kids. One lived in a dorm room a couple hundred miles away during the school year, the other lived in a big house with friends just a short drive from here. Both have come home for the summer, joining their two younger brothers, the dog and me. Yay!....
SAT & ACTs
|Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT |
TIME - Jun 5, 2015
The big one: no, it won't be harder. The first time I met David Coleman, it was raining outside. Hundreds of higher-ed insiders were meeting in a Miami Beach hotel for the 2012 College Board ....
|College Board, Khan Academy Unveil Free Online Prep Materials For SAT Test |
Ischoolguide - Jun 8, 2015
Khan Academy and The College Board are now offering students free online practice materials to help them better prepare for the redesigned SAT college admissions test. The prep materials, available for both the PSAT and SAT, include interactive tests, practice tests, explanatory videos, and personalized recommendations.....
|The SAT's 5-Minute Mess-Up |
Inside Higher Ed - Jun 9, 2015
The College Board announced Monday evening that two sections of the SAT given on Saturday will not be scored. There are enough other sections, the College Board said, to provide valid overall SAT scores for those who took the test that day....
|College Board decides against scoring compromised sections of June SAT |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jun 8, 2015
The College Board and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced this afternoon that sections of the June SAT compromised by a printing error in test booklets would not be scored and that scores would distributed to students within the usual time frame....
|How To Lose Your College Financial Aid |
Forbes - Jun 8, 2015
When deciding which college to attend, students consider factors such as academics, prestige, location, and size. Even though these features are all important when making a final decision....
|Flustered by the FAFSA? What you need to know |
CNBC - Jun 4, 2015
Earning a college education is one of the best investments for your future, but it can become a nightmare if you do not take the careful measures into fully understanding how student financial aid actually works.....
|Will You Qualify for Federal Student Loan Aid? |
Huffington Post - Jun 5, 2015
If you’re looking to attend college, there’s a good chance that you might need financial aid. An important factor that determines student loan eligibility is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Let’s find out how the EFC is used and calculated.....
|Where the Manufacturing Jobs of the Future Will Be |
Wall Street Journal - Jun 2, 2015
In a tough economy, factory work has begun to look surprisingly attractive. Though job growth is slow in U.S. manufacturing (1.5% over the past 12 months) and unlikely to speed up much in an era of increasing automation, the Labor Department estimates 320,000 positions were open in March...
|Lawsuit challenges college rules for in-state tuition |
Myrtle Beach Online - Jun 7, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. Aspiring college students who are legal U.S. citizens but can't prove their parents are in the country legally have sued South Carolina officials, saying the state is unconstitutionally denying college scholarships and forcing them to pay out of state-tuition ..
|Thousands Of High School Students Getting Lost In Texas |
NPR.org - Jun 7, 2015
Middle school in San Antonio wasn't a good experience for Jaye McCurtain. She says other students would steal her school supplies, or mess around with her things. Then she started to feel pressure around dating and boys. ..
|License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving |
Huffington Post - Jun 8, 2015
Driving while under the influence is the culprit behind countless deaths each year in the United States. While drivers under the age of 21 only make up approximately 10 percent of licensed drivers....
SATs & ACTs
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