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| Editor's Note |
There will be no HSCW published next week due to Christmas Break. We'll publish again on 01/04/2018
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|The Most Valuable College Search Site |
Falmouth Enterprise - Dec 15, 2017
I am going to introduce you to my second favorite federal website: College Scorecard (collegescorecard.ed.gov). This website provides you with salary information of graduates who are 28 years old. ..
|Discuss Social Pressures When Considering Colleges |
Forbes - Dec 18, 2017
A recent series of deaths at fraternities around the country has renewed calls for stricter controls over their parties and pledge events. Fraternity behavior has been a source of constant pain and embarrassment for many institutions and families over the years...
|College Admissions: Getting the Timing Right |
VOA News - Dec 18, 2017
Timing is everything. That is an expression people around the world use in many situations. Generally, this expression means that taking action at the right time can be just as important as how well you do something....
|Strategies For Dealing With Early Decision Deferrals |
Forbes - Dec 19, 2017
You had your heart set on that one amazing college, that one stellar university, and you applied Early Decision or Early Action. It's a great chance to get noticed in a smaller pool than the one that'll overflow in Regular Decision.....
|How to Rise Up from a College Rejection Like a Queen |
Her Campus - Dec 20, 2017
As your first senior semester comes to a close, your first round of college decisions has started rolling in. While some of you may have received letters that feel like early Christmas presents, some of you may have gotten your first college rejection letter....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Dec 21, 2017
2017: The Year in Review Ten interesting things happen in every school counselor’s office before 9AM, so it’s hard identifying the most interesting ten to happen in the profession all year—but here’s my attempt:. .... More
|11 misconceptions about paying for college |
Washongton Post - Dec 15, 2017
Every year, parents are shocked that the colleges their teen applied to didn’t award enough, or any, financial aid. It’s complicated. Here are 11 things to understand before financial aid letters arrive....
|Disappointed parents, need not be |
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Dec 15, 2017
Q: Our 18-year-old son made only slightly better than average grades in high school and finished in the top half of his graduating class. He could have done better, but has a history of underachievement which we explain as boredom....
SATs & ACTs
|Juniors: Use the Holidays to Make an SAT, ACT Prep Plan |
US News - Dec 18, 2017
Winter break is quickly approaching, and with it comes a respite for high schoolers. The holidays are also an opportunity for students to focus on the academic tasks that may have taken a backseat during the end of the semester....
|More Free ACT, SAT Score Reports Announced for Low-Income Students |
EdWeek (free registration required) - Dec 14, 2017
UPDATED In moves designed to make college access easier for low-income students, the two major college-admission testing companies have announced that they'll expand—or begin—programs to allow students to send their scores to colleges for free....
|The 8 Most Confusing Things About Fafsa |
New York Times - Dec 19, 2017
The high cost of college makes financial aid unavoidable for most students. And this means undertaking the lengthy and often complicated process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as Fafsa....
|5 Overlooked Ways to Pay for College |
US News - Dec 18, 2017
Paying for college is a challenge for most families and often involves pulling from a variety of sources – from financial aid to savings.....
Career and Technical Education
|Infighting and Turmoil in N.J. |
Inside Higher Ed - Dec 18, 2017
An accreditor's decision to place an embattled New Jersey community college on probation may have been the wake-up call officials needed to improve its operations... ..
|Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For Marijuana And Vaping |
NPR.org - Dec 14, 2017
The number of teens abusing drugs is lower than it's been since the 1990s, according to a national survey. "In particular, we see a tremendous decline in the portion of young people using cigarettes,". ..
SATs & ACTs
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