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|Are public universities becoming bastions of privilege? |
Hechinger Report - Mar 10, 2015
Is a a state university still fulfilling its mission if it enrolls nearly as many out-of-state students as in-state ones? Is a public university fulfilling its mission if it’s reducing the number of seats for low-income students while increasing spots for wealthier ones?...
|Are Same-Sex Colleges Still Relevant? |
New York Times -- Room for Debate - Mar 10, 2015
Is there still a place for same-sex colleges? Do they play an important role in education, or are they outdated?....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|College Admissions: Job Shadows |
GoLocal PDX College Admissions - Mar 11, 2015
A job shadow is where you spend a full day with someone who does work that is potentially interesting to you. You see what a “day on the job” is like for that person......
|The College Search: Advice for You and Your College Roommate |
Huffington Post - Mar 9, 2015
I've worked in college admissions for the past 23 years, but this is the first year I've really started to get inquiries about the process from friends. So this year I find myself more self-conscious than ever before about dishing out advice on this complicated, highly idiosyncratic process.....
|Expensive summer programs may not be worth it |
Charlotte Observer - Mar 9, 2015
Many students have probably been impressed with the fancy mailings they’ve been receiving notifying them, “You’ve been nominated” or “Congratulations, you’ve been identified as a strong candidate for our selective program.”.....
|Skip the College Wait List |
The College Solution Blog - Mar 11, 2015
This is the time of year when students are getting offered spots on waiting lists. I wanted to share a previous post that I wrote about waiting lists that is just as relevant today....
|5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do During College Visits |
Her Campus - Mar 9, 2015
College visits are an extremely important part of the college decision process. Often, visiting a campus can help you form an idea of what you are looking for in a college. Standard tours and sitting in on classes are pretty common, but there’s much more you can do while on a college tour....
|Spring Into Powerful College Visits |
Huffington Post - Mar 5, 2015
Springtime is the ideal time of year for high school juniors and their families to visit colleges. Colleges are still in session so you can see authentic college life....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Mar 12, 2015
A Gentle Reminder There’s no such thing as “down time” for school counselors, but if there was ever a “crunch time”, this is it. Sure, the first round of scheduling is over, but the second round of scheduling is about to begin, ... More
|How to spot a college about to go out of business |
Washington Post - Mar 11, 2015
If you’re a parent in the midst of the college search with your son or daughter, you certainly don’t want to be considering schools on the brink of shutting down. But how do you know if a college is about to go out of business? . ...
|A Warning For Parents About Student Loans |
Forbes - Mar 11, 2015
For families across the country, now is the time that big, life-changing decisions are taking place. For students, it’s the time to decide on where to go to college.. ...
SATs & ACTs
|Ditch the SATs and ACTs |
Boston Globe OpEd - Mar 10, 2015
I WAS raised from an early age to be skeptical of how admission to elite schools works. My father, a black man who had been accepted to Harvard College in 1929 ..
|2015 ‘up-and-coming’ colleges and universities |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Mar 11, 2015
For seven consecutive years, U.S. News has asked college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans to nominate up to ten colleges “…worth watching because they are making promising and innovative changes.. ...
|Colleges Where Graduates Get The Most Bang For Their Buck |
Huffington Post - Mar 5, 2015
While graduates of engineering and Ivy League schools tend to make the largest amount money, graduates of public schools are more likely to have a higher annual percentage of return on investment, a new report from PayScale shows...
|Raise.me: A New Way to Earn Scholarships in High School |
TeenLife Blog - Mar 11, 2015
Every family and student loves to win scholarships. It’s free money for college. Most scholarship awards require time: researching the award, applying for the scholarship, and waiting for the decision to arrive. But what if you could earn scholarships while you attend high school? ...
|The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA |
NPR.org - Mar 6, 2015
Every year, more than 2 million students who would qualify for federal Pell Grants fail to fill out the form that determines eligibility — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. . ...
|Recruiting column: When should college recruiting start? |
USA Today HSS - Mar 11, 2015
A few years ago, I sat in the bleachers at an exciting sporting event. Neither team could establish and hold the lead. The crowd was crazy; yelling at the umpires, screaming for their team and berating the other team’s players and coaches.....
|Tips for Writing a Strong College Recruiting Mission Statemen |
Stack.com - Mar 11, 2015
When they evaluate recruiting prospects, college coaches look for strong students who meet or exceed their eligibility and admissions standards. They also search for direct-impact athletes who thrive at their positions and can drive their team to higher levels....
|College financial aid for ‘Dreamers’ gains key support |
CT Mirror - Mar 5, 2015
Momentum is growing in Connecticut to open the college financial aid spigot to some undocumented immigrants — the so-called "Dreamers" — who have won the support of two key allies, the governor and the leader of the state Senate.....
|Teen Dating and the Absence of Communication |
Huffington Post - Mar 5, 2015
Dating in high school can seem like walking through a corn maze that seems to take teens on many turns, hopeful exits and dreaded dead ends. Girl and boys are maturing quickly during these years and in today's media driven society.....
SATs & ACTs
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