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||The Nation’s Largest College Accreditor Faces Deaccreditation |
Washington Monthly - June 20, 2016
The U.S Department of Education on Wednesday took a step toward shutting down the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, recommending it not be renewed as an accrediting body later this summer. ..
|This is what keeps students, parents up at night |
CNBC - June 16, 2016
From getting into your first-choice school to moving away from home, going to college is stressful. But more than anything, the top concern parents and students share these days is paying the tab and any ensuing debt burden, according to The Princeton Review's 2016 College Hopes & Worries survey.. ..
||A closer look at college and career readiness |
Education Dive - June 16, 2016
“What is the purpose of an education?” For policymakers and experts in academic fields, this question has long served as an important point of reflection; for many, the answer has revolved around rigorous academic standards, career preparation, and college readiness. ..
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Insider Tips on Applying to College |
TeenLife Blog - Jun 21, 2016
With schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton hitting record-low acceptance rates this year, it’s easy for the upcoming class of applicants to get a little stressed over college admissions. And with reports that hiring a college admissions consultant costs $20,000 to $400,000 (the average is really $4,000 to $6,000 depending on where you live), it's easy to see why families shy away from getting the help they need....
|Start The College Conversation Without Pressure |
Forbes - Jun 20, 2016
Especially in the early stages of the college search, students often are shy about what they say they want from their potential campus. They may not know about a major or career, but they do know some things that can be very personal and seeming unrelated to “real” college searching.....
|Why Your College’s Location Is So Important |
TIME - Jun 20, 2016
In this edition of Money’s Summer Reading List, Jeff Selingo, author of the book There Is Life After College, explains the importance of choosing a college based on its location, and the value of graduating without too much debt. Both of these factors, he says, have a major impact on post-graduation success....
Summer Before College
|Must-have items to pack when leaving for college |
College Admissions Strategies Blog - Jun 21, 2016
Packing for college has become big business. Home furnishings and department stores have handy college packing lists, and some even partner with colleges to create display dorm rooms stocked with their merchandise and packing lists available on college tours....
|Making a successful transition to college |
Spokane College Examiner - Jun 20, 2016
For the recent high school graduates moving on to college next fall, there are several things you can do to make a successful transition to college. According to Harlan Cohen, author of The Naked Roommate...
|Tips for first-gen students to prep for college this summer |
College USA Today - Jun 21, 2016
FGraduating high school is a huge accomplishment. Being accepted to and enrolling in college is another major milestone — and it’s especially celebratory if you’re a first-generation college student, the first in your family to attend college....
|Save Big Bucks on College Dorm Shopping This Year |
TIME - Jun 21, 2016
You may not need to buy as much as you think. And when you do, you can often find bargains. Dorm shopping is the mother of all back-to-school shopping trips: The National Retail Federation estimates that families spend almost $900 each year equipping their kids for college. Fortunately there are many ways to save both money and time...
|Infographic: Prepare for Your College Campus Visit |
US News - Jun 16, 2016
When it comes to visiting colleges of interest, it's essential to plan ahead. Attending a tour and information session can help prospective students determine whether a school is the right fit for them – both in and out of the classroom, experts say... ...
|Campus tours are a great way to narrow down choice |
Philadelphia Tribune - Jun 21, 2016
Visiting campuses to help narrow down one’s choice is a great way to get a feel for the college or university. And when the time comes, it can help you decide if a specific college is right for you. Here are some tips to get the best out of your campus visit... ...
|The Complicated Task of Identifying Homeless Students |
The Atlantic - Jun 16, 2016
The number of homeless students in the United States has doubled in the past decade. During the 2013-14 school year, more than 1.3 million students were homeless, a 7 percent increase over the previous school year, according to a new report by the advocacy group Civic Enterprises and the polling firm Hart Research Associates. A disproportionate number are students of color or identify as LGBT......
|College Admissions: Why Starting in 9th Grade Matters |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jun 20, 2016
Every fall, I see families of seniors in “crunch mode”, trying desperately to catch up on college visits, SAT/ACT testing, financial aid forms and applications. Which begs the question, “When is the right time to start the college admissions process?”...
|‘Dear parents of college-bound students |
Fort Lauderdale College Admissions Examiner - Jun 14, 2016
The adjective describing the noun, "college-bound", should not dissuade one's interest in what may be stated here. The prefacing of such is intended to introduce a point of view that may be relevant to the parents of those students who may become or are already prepared....
|4 Ways to Set Boundaries with Your Parents Before College |
Her Campus - Jun 15, 2016
Imagine you are at the end of your freshman year of college, packing up your dorm and reflecting back on all that’s happened your first year away from home. All of your peers are boasting about the unforgettable nights out and people they’ve met ––and then there’s you....
SAT & ACTs
|Writing the ISEE or SSAT Essay - finding your creative spark |
NY Test Prep Examiner - June 9, 2016
Most students applying to competitive private high schools will take either the ISEE or the SSAT. Both exams are about three hours long with two short breaks, and include sections testing verbal skills (vocabulary-based questions), reading comprehension and math. ..
|Can You Answer These Questions From the Original SAT? |
TIME - June 20, 2016
Ninety years ago this week, college-bound students took the very first SAT. The College Board created the Scholastic Aptitude Test to give universities a uniform way of evaluating applicants and to simplify the admissions process for students.. ..
|New Data Show Where Students Are Applying for Federal Aid |
US News - Jun 16, 2016
Federal student aid application completion rates are considered a barometer for college enrollment – or at least a good sign that students are thinking about applying for college. And that’s something the Obama administration has been trying to boost, ....
|8 steps to apply for federal and state aid |
NJ.com - Jun 20, 2016
If you're a student preparing for college, you're probably wondering how you'll afford it. If you're like most people who can't simply write a check for the cost of tuition, you'll probably seek funding from the main provider of financial aid for students: the federal government.....
Career and Technical Education
|How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs |
Chronicle of Higher Ed - Jun 20, 2016
s sites of work-force development, community colleges must be responsive to the demands of the rapidly changing job market. Now, many community-college systems are turning to job-market data that are more up to date and more precise than ever before....
|These Graduates Beat The Odds, Now They Need A Job |
NPR.org - Jun 17, 2016
Twenty years ago, Aimée Eubanks Davis taught in a middle school that served low-income kids in New Orleans. She didn't define success in terms of test scores. Instead, she focused on the future, wanting her students to graduate from college and find a good job....
|What College Sports Recruiters Can Teach Your Child |
New York Times - Jun 21, 2016
Most children who play team sports will not win a college scholarship. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn something from collegiate coaches who spend countless hours evaluating high school athletes on and off the field. As it turns out, the advice head coaches have for prospective recruits will help any student succeed, even those who don’t plan to play sports in college. ..
|Recruiting Column: 10 recruiting facts most recruits don’t know |
USA Today HSS - Jun 22, 2016
The first time a high school athlete goes through the college recruiting process is (most likely) the only time they will go through the process. For that reason, recruits generally don’t understand the process and don’t have all the facts. Without the facts college recruiting can be like going into a gun fight with a pocket knife. ..
|How Being Bullied Affects Your Adulthood |
Slate - June 20, 2016
In American schools, bullying is like the dark cousin to prom, student elections, or football practice: Maybe you weren’t involved, but you knew that someone, somewhere was. Five years ago ..
SATs & ACTs
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