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College Admissions Process/Strategies
|How To Discover And Address College Admission Anxieties |
Forbes - Apr 24, 2017
Let's face it, the problem of college admission anxiety encompasses a lot more than individual worries about whether or not students will get into college. With proper research and planning, they will, since over 50% of American colleges and universities still accept over half their applicants. ...
|Top Ways to Explore Majors and Careers |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Apr 24, 2017
As the end of the school year draws near, many families forget that summer is the perfect time for students to explore career options. Parents want to know that a six-figure college investment will result in their child being able to launch a career when they graduate. ...
|Advice for graduating high school seniors: Don’t romanticize college |
Washington Post - Apr 24, 2017
May 1st is the day that graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to college and who have a choice to make are supposed to commit to a school. For those students who think their life depends on the choice they make, here is some advice from a college admission counselor...
|Undergrads Share College Decision Day Strategies |
US News - Apr 25, 2017
After months of college application tasks and an anxious waiting period, high school seniors are starting to receive college acceptance letters. Many students may be relieved, but the hard work isn’t necessarily over. ...
|Choosing between Brand Name Colleges and Low-Cost Public Colleges |
Cappex - The College Solution Blog - Apr 21, 2017
You’ve worked super hard and your stress levels has gone off the charts. Then finally, it arrives. Your admission letter is finally here. And you been… ACCEPTED!!! Congrats pre-collegiette! You may think your work is done, your future is secured and it’s time to finally kick back and relax (hello, Netflix!), ...
|5 ways to make college more affordable |
College USA Today - Apr 21, 2017
The wait is almost over: you know which colleges and universities have accepted your application. But there’s one more hurdle to cross: figuring out how to pay for your degree. ...
|Skipping the College Tour |
New York Times - Apr 26, 2017
As high school seniors this week make final decisions about college by the May deadline, many are making whirlwind campus visits with the goal of finding the best fit....
|College Application Essays: Just Start Writing |
Gazettes - Apr 23, 2017
Straight-A students from some of the best high schools in the country become unhinged at the thought of crafting a 650-word essay in response to “Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?” ...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Apr 27, 2017
Pay Less for College? Sure, if... April is a month of mixed emotions for school counselors. As students come in to share the exciting news of college acceptances and generous scholarships, an equal number of families come in with questions that are harder to answer: .... More
|School counselors prepare students for college, future careers |
Philadelphia Tribune - Apr 25, 2017
School counselors are vital members of any school’s education team. They work with teachers, administrators and parents or guardians to help students in the areas of academic and career achievement, and personal and social development....
||Parents On The Hook For Student Loans |
WBUR.org OnPoint - Apr 26, 2017
Parents drowning in college debt. Unable to pay back loans. They’re getting a tough lesson in college debt economics.o...
|Ten Books To Get You Through The College Admission Cycle |
Forbes - Apr 26, 2017
Amazon lists 6,533 results for "college admission books." That includes test guides, college guides, "Teen & Young Adult SAT Study Aids," how to write the college application essay, education workbooks, higher & continuing education and more. So there's plenty to choose from when starting the college process. ...
|10 Things Parents Need to Teach Their Teen |
PsychCentral - Apr 23, 2017
The goal of parenting teenagers is to raise fully functioning adults by 18 years old. The age is predetermined by the legal system that declares a person an adult at that age. Therefore, regardless of the emotional maturity of person, they need to be equipped to accept adult responsibility at 18. ...
SATs & ACTs
|No Downside To Taking Both ACT And SAT |
Cape News - Apr 21, 2017
Now I know that spring is here. There is definitely more of a bounce in everyone’s step now and it feels great. The daffodils are blooming and spring cleaning time has begun. Even the weather is cooperating as the showers held up this past week. College visits are so much better without rain!.....
|How to improve SAT scores without going broke |
Bridge Michigan - Apr 20, 2017
Tutoring can change life’s trajectory. Patricia Terry has seen it first-hand. And it doesn’t always have to cost thousands of dollars. Last year, a senior at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School approached Terry with a big problem....
||Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers |
NPR.org - Apr 23, 2017
With student debt at a staggering $1.3 trillion, many families are facing a huge financial dilemma: Their final springtime decisions about college enrollment and acceptance. The NPR Ed team teamed up with Weekend Edition to answer some listener questions about debt and degrees..... ..
|How to decipher financial aid offers from colleges |
OregonLive - Apr 23, 2017
It’s closing in on the end of April, and that means for this year’s high school seniors planning to attend college next fall it is time to make their final decision by the traditional May 1 deposit date. For those who didn’t commit early to a campus, the acceptances (or rejections) have finally arrived, followed .... ..
|4 ways to land a last-minute bump in financial aid |
CBS News - Apr 24, 2017
By now, most high school seniors have college offers on the table, leaving them only a few days to decide which one to choose. Will it be the glamour school with a big price tag? The reliable state school? A commuter or community college?...
Career and Technical Education
||Voc-Tech Schools Get More Competitive, Raising Admissions Concerns |
WBUR.org - Apr 25, 2017
Vocational technical schools in Massachusetts are becoming victims of their own success. The schools are highly competitive, with many now outperforming district schools on standardized tests and graduation rates. And that's making them difficult for students to get into...
|One possible solution for the future of career and technical education |
Hechinger Report - Apr 25, 2017
Sometimes, students need a little nudge – and some freedom – to finally understand how to succeed in school. That was the case for one teenager in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She was encouraged to enroll in a program that allowed her to take classes at her own pace....
|Spotlight on Vocational Training |
Inside Higher Ed - Apr 25, 2017
Demand surges for graduates of career and technical programs at two-year colleges, yet vocational education continues to struggle with an image problem and a deep gender imbalance...
|How to talk with your teen about "13 Reasons Why" |
CBS News - Apr 23, 2017
Moms, dads and schools are grappling with how to talk with their kids about the popular new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” the story of a suburban teen who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 recordings for the people she says were the reasons she killed herself. ...
SATs & ACTs
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