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|The Missing Piece in the Debate Over College Costs |
The Atlantic - Jun 2, 2016
Hundreds of colleges are offering programs that simply aren’t worth the expense. And while it’s difficult for families to figure out which schools are a good deal, a new report from Third Way suggests the reality is: depressingly few.. ..
|For-Profit College Industry, in Freefall, Convenes in Florida |
Huffington Post - Jun 5, 2016
Today, the troubled for-profit college industry’s troubled trade association, APSCU, begins its four-day annual convention, at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando FL. Unlike past years, there is no big name keynote speaker, ..
||Student Debt |
WFAE-90.7 - May 12, 2016
It’s commencement season and graduates are throwing their caps in the air as they prepare to approach the real world. But many will do so with record amounts of debt – more than $37,000 per student on average. ..
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|How colleges evaluate applicants |
College Admissions Strategies - Jun 6, 2016
How do colleges make their admissions decisions? What goes on beyond those closed collegiate doors? While there’s a lot we don’t know, for the most part, the admissions process is rational. Decisions are based on two basic sets of student qualifications: objective and subjective criteria. ..
|Life Lessons From the College Admissions Process |
Huffington Post - Jun 6, 2016
We have arrived at many high school parents’ nightmare: five percent admission rates for colleges like Stanford and Harvard. Top public colleges like UC Berkeley and the University of Virginia are not much better either. Many frustrated parents and applicants criticize the college application process ..
|College Connection: Colleges accept most applicants |
MyCentralJersey - Jun 2, 2016
Not everyone is an A+ student with perfect SAT scores. Students with less than stellar grades and test scores should not think they have to “settle” as there are many extremely impressive colleges looking for students who are the right match for their programs. ..
|Cappex enters the college application market |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jun 6, 2016
Cappex thinks the process of applying to college should be simpler—much simpler.
In a market threatening to collapse under the weight of supplements, portfolios, questions designed to gauge interest or loyalty, fees and fee waivers, Cappex plans to introduce a college application on September 1 that will have none of that..
|9 Things You Didn’t Know About Orientation |
Her Campus - Jun 7, 2016
You haven't been able to sleep for days, and your heart beats a little faster every time you think about it. No, not that cute guy you met a few weeks ago—college orientation, of course! ...
|Use family vacation to visit prospective colleges |
Tennessean - Jun 8, 2016
When I was in high school decades ago, I never did any college visits. I was either going to attend the University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, and since OSU was closer, that was where I went.. ...
|Tips on Nailing the College Interview |
ACCIS Blog - Jun 8, 2016
Do any of your summer college visits include an admissions interview? Don’t let your nerves get in the way! These tips will prepare you for the conversation anytime - summer, fall or winter.. ...
|Warming Up to the Idea of Writing Your College Essays |
Huffington Post - Jun 6, 2016
Just as in sports, where you warm up before actually playing, it’s a really good idea to “warm up” before sitting down to work on your college essays. By gradually preparing your mind and body for the more vigorous activity ahead ..
|Good admissions essay may mean more financial aid |
Huffington Post - Jun 7, 2016
Some colleges, especially private schools, require an essay as part of their admissions process for college freshmen. That essay may also help when it comes to paying for college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority..
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jun 9, 2016
You’re Worried About the Changes in College Admission. Your Students Aren’t, and Don’t Need to Be
It’s easy to understand why some school counselors are nervous about next year. SAT changes, a new multi-school college application, and major changes in financial aid deadlines are more than enough to concern ... More
|College Admissions: 7 Things Your College Counselor Won’t Tell You |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Jun 6, 2016
Summer is a popular time for rising juniors and seniors to visit college campuses. With early action and early decision deadlines looming just around the corner, here are seven crucial things you should know about college admissions that you may not hear from your guidance counselor.....
|College Counselors Spill 6 Financial Aid Secrets |
Nerd Wallet - Jun 6, 2016
High school juniors, soon-to-be seniors: As you’re headed into a year of varsity letters, last hurrahs and anticipation for the new beginning that’s now just around the corner, don’t forget about college applications and financial aid forms......
|Ways Parents and Counselors Can Help Students Earn Scholarships |
US News - Jun 2, 2016
Finding and applying for scholarships while simultaneously completing high school coursework can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for the average 18 year old. Parental guidance and college counseling can not only help alleviate some of that stress ...
|Why helicopter parenting doesn’t stop when kids hit college |
MarketWatch - Jun 2, 2016
For many parents, successfully shepherding students from birth through age 18 and finally dropping them off at a decent college is both an accomplishment and a time to perhaps take a step back from the most intense responsibilities of child rearing. ...
SAT & ACTs
|Why The New SAT Format Could Mean The Famous College Exam Is Dying |
IB Times - Jun 3, 2016
Thirty years ago, before she was a successful lawyer with her own practice in San Francisco, Eunice Chang had to take the SAT like everyone else. Armed with a practice book, she studied obscure vocabulary, solved elaborate equations and soaked up advice . ..
|I Took The SAT. Here's What I Learned. |
Forbes - Jun 5, 2016
As I write this, tens of thousands of high school students are hunched over desks, filling in little circles with number 2 pencils, laboring to complete the SAT, a test that will have an outsize impact on where they go to college ..
|Paying for college: Six tips for navigating financial aid options |
The Christian Science Monitor - Jun 6, 2016
High school juniors, soon-to-be seniors: As you’re headed into a year of varsity letters, last hurrahs and anticipation for the new beginning that’s now just around the corner, don’t forget about college applications and financial aid forms....
|Gaming College Aid |
New York Times - Jun 6, 2016
As the president of a private university, I am acutely aware of the financial challenges many lower- and middle-income families face in helping their child choose a college. ...
|What to Do If You Lose Your Financial Aid |
NerdWallet - Jun 6, 2016
When you first started college, you might have assumed that your financial aid package would be solid for the next four years. But now spring has rolled around and you’ve been blindsided: You’ve learned you’ll be getting less money next year.. ...
|7 Top Financial Tips From College Gurl |
Black Enterprise - Jun 6, 2016
I was delighted to meet the Howard University graduate at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Miami Beach, where we chatted about her work—calling, really—to educate students and families about the intricacies of paying for college without drowning in debt... ...
Career and Technical Education
|A state embraces the idea that not everyone needs to go to college |
Hechinger Report - Jun 6, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dasani Johnson, a sophomore at Southern High School, is using a machine to create a baseball bat out of a piece of foam. Standing over her, as she readies to start the machine, are her teacher and two classmates.....
|Demand grows for career-oriented teachers |
WBAL-TV - Jun 6, 2016
ESSEX, Md. —There is a growing demand in Baltimore County for school teachers with backgrounds in fields like engineering, construction management and business education......
|Recruiting Tip: Ask the experts |
USA Today HSS - Jun 6, 2016
Over the last several years we’ve had the opportunity to interview some of the best college coaches in the country. Their advice on the recruiting process is invaluable. Here are three of the best answers to our recruiting questions. ..
|Higher Education in Illinois Is Dying |
The New York Times - May 31, 2016
Urbana, Ill. — THIS spring my friend’s daughter received exciting news: She had been accepted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It’s our hometown campus, but also the state’s flagship public university and one of the best research institutions in the country...
|Editorial: Kansas needs more school counselors |
KCCI - Jun 2, 2016
School counselors play an integral role in student development — they improve academic and behavioral outcomes, offer emotional support and encourage students to start thinking about college and their professional lives early..
SATs & ACTs
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