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|Trump Victory Jolts Higher Ed |
InsideHigher Ed - Nov 9, 2016
Many academic leaders fear the president-elect could scare off foreign students, encourage discord on campuses and promote the anti-intellectualism that won him broad support from non-college-educated males. UPDATE: American Council on Education congratulates president-elect. ..
||Chinese Company’s Connection to US Universities Raises Questions |
VOA.com - Nov 6, 2016
A Chinese education company has given thousands of dollars to representatives of top universities in the United States. Reuters news agency says the money was for services to help Chinese students apply to these schools. Reuters suggests the company did more than help the students., ..
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile |
New York Times - Nov 6, 2016
“I did not make a LinkedIn profile for my friends,” said Matthew Martratt, a high school senior in Marietta, Ga. “I made it to show people who don’t know who I am what I am about.” Credit John Kelso for The New York Times Applying for admission to many American colleges already has high school students jumping through hoops., ..
|How to Get Your College Apps in Order if You Majorly Procrastinated |
Her Campus - Nov 8, 2016
So, you waited until the last minute to start working on your college applications and now you're stressing hardcore. It's not the end of the world ––or the end of most deadlines, yet! Since your timeline is cut short, you'll have to prioritize and set some realistic goals. ..
|Considerations for Choosing a College Application Method |
US News - Nov 7, 2016
The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success Application is a new initiative designed to increase access to college. While a recent article provided an overview of the Coalition Application, now you may be wondering whether to use this, The Common App or individual school applications...
|College Admissions: 4 Things To Do While Waiting For Early Admissions |
GoLocalProv College Admissions Nov 7, 2016
Many parents and students are anxiously awaiting the first round of college admission responses. Early action and early decision acceptances are usually returned around December 15, but some colleges will send them out sooner and some will go later. What many parents don’t realize is that this time period sets the tone for the remainder of senior year. ..
Letters of Recommendation
|Those pesky Letters of Recommendation |
Tribune News Service - Nov 3, 2016
Letters of recommendation carry varying weight, depending on the perspective of the college or university and who writes them. The more selective colleges may ask for two or three recommendation letters....
|Don't Make These 10 College Essay Mistakes |
TeenLife Blog - Nov 8, 2016
A key part of any college application is the college essay. Essays create much stress among students (and their parents) who want to craft the best possible application essay to make the best possible impression on admissions officers...
|Procrastinating? Delaying College, University And Campus Visits Is A Big Mistake |
University Herald - Nov 7, 2016
When looking for a college or university to apply for, sometimes high school students neglect the most essential preparations. One such preparation is delaying campus visits. College admission can be a daunting task for junior and senior high school students. But according to a book titled "There Is Life After College," .. ..
|Colleges offer 360-degree guided virtual tours |
MyCentralJersey - Nov 4, 2016
Students searching for the “perfect fit” college often hope to travel the country visiting scores of colleges about which they have heard or read great things. They know that there is nothing like touring a university to get a sense of whether or not it offers the physica ..
|College Tours Were a Lesson in Letting My Kid Trust His Gut |
The Stir - Nov 8, 2016
Driving down the highway, the sun barely up, my teen asleep next to me, I fantasized about the bonding experience of our first college visit. I envisioned how he would get excited over the prospect of heading off to college and all the wonderful things we would share on the tour. .. ..
Students with Disabilities
|9 College Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities |
TIME - Nov 7, 2016
ADHD, dyslexia, or autism can qualify you for some extra financial help. More than 6 million young Americans—about 13% of students—have been diagnosed with some sort of learning challenge that makes school more of a struggle for them ..
|New Era for Disability Rights |
Inside Higher Ed - Nov 7, 2016
Miami University in Ohio last month became the latest institution to overhaul its accessibility policies for people with disabilities. Within a year and a half, students there will receive personalized accessibility plans and encounter course materials, ..
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Nov 10, 2016
College Access under President Trump It really should come as no surprise that the results of a presidential election lead to change. Just like the start of a new school year, or getting a new principal, change requires us to focus on what we do and how we do it in a brand new way... More
|The role of high school guidance counselors have changed |
The Daily Ptgress - Nov 9, 2016
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — About 23 years ago when Barb List started as a guidance counselor at McCutcheon High School, you could only reach her by telephone or by walking into her office. ..
|Admissions By Design |
ACCIS' AdmitAll blog - Nov 7, 2016
My parents love HGTV, so whenever I go home to visit them, I will consume hours of “Fixer Upper,” “Love It or List It,” and “Design Star.” ..
|What Teenagers Need From Us More Than (Almost) Anything Else |
Huffington Post - Nov 3, 2016
Perhaps it’s because I grew up swimming. Or maybe it’s because my oldest daughter is almost 14 and a full-blown teenager (in ALL senses of the word). Either way, I can’t stop thinking about an image used by Lisa Damour in Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood......
|Those Hidden College Fees |
New York Times - Nov 3, 2016
The parade of fees on college campuses never seems to end. There are extra charges to start college, such as orientation fees and freshman fees, and extra charges to finish, such as senior fees and commencement fees.....
|3 Steps for Parents to Take When Teens Cheat in School |
US News - Nov 7, 2016
No parent wants to deal with a teen who has cheated on school work, but it happens. Nearly 200 students were involved in a cheating scandal at one Georgia high school recently, while nearly 40 Arizona high schoolers ...
|Navigating the College Application Process: How to Help Your Child |
Jewish Link - Nov 3, 2016
High school can be an exciting, creative and stimulating time, but it is also wrought with academic, social and interpersonal challenges. Students have the daunting task of managing a social life, grades and trying to build a resumé for college. Throw in the SAT and ACT, and it’s no wonder they are stressed! ....
SATs & ACTs
|Financial Aid: The Definitive Guide for Parents |
Lifezette - Nov 7, 2016
For most parents, financial aid is like a secret code filled with foreign acronyms such as FWS, BBAY, and SAR. Many approach the process completely unprepared; they believe it is an unwinnable battle....
|College Admissions Expert Elizabeth Levine: Errors When Completing FAFSA |
Chronicle Newspaper - Nov 6, 2016
What are some of the errors people make when completing the FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid) form? Listed below are common errors people make when completing the FAFSA that can potentially mean tens of thousands of dollars to your bottom line when it comes to receiving financial aid. ..
||University of Maine System Sees Increase in Enrollment |
Maine Public Radio - Nov 4, 2016
For the last 12 years, the seven campuses of the University of Maine System have struggled with consecutive year-to-year declines in fall enrollment numbers. But UMS officials are now reporting a 1.6 percent increase over last fall’s head count, with 29,465 students enrolled.....
|Cyber-bullying isn’t just popular among teens — it’s deadly |
New York Post - Nov 7, 2016
The girl was smart, pretty — and obsessed with the idea of taking her own life. She was just 14 years old. What drives a child to such a dark place — in which death seems the logical escape from unbearable suffering?...
|5 signs your child is being bullied at school |
NBC News - Today - Nov 3, 2016
Though it's not uncommon for a child to remain silent about being bullied by a schoolmate, Dr. Meg Meeker, author of "12 Principals of Raising Great Kids," says there are several signs that can clue parents in to a bullying issue....
SATs & ACTs
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