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|Let's end the craziness of college admissions |
Washington Post - Jan 20, 2017
College decisions have started to roll in for high-school seniors who applied early, and for those students who want to go to one of the three dozen or so most-selective colleges in the country, the news is usually not good. As The Washington Post's .......
|Uneven Access, Equal Success |
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 19, 2017
Although students who come from wealthy backgrounds are far more likely to attend highly selective colleges than students from poor families, rich and poor students who go to the same college will achieve equal financial success, a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project found.....
|U.S. Applications Way Up at Canadian Universities |
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 25, 2017
Canadian universities are reporting increases of 20 to 80 percent in the number of applicants from the U.S. compared to last year, according to an informal survey conducted by The Globe and Mail......
|How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people |
Washington Post - Jan 20, 2017
WASHINGTON - They aren't well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do - well, it's complicated. Yet student loan servicers - with names like AES-PHEAA and Nelnet - play a key role in the lives of the 44 million Americans who, combined, have ......
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Ways to Avoid College Application Costs |
University Herald - Jan 20, 2017
It is no secret that going to college is expensive but the application for college can be costly too. From campus visits, to tests and application charges, families are already spending a significant amount of money before their students even start officially on college.. ..
|How Do Colleges Evaluate Applicants? |
Lamorinda Weekly - Jan 25, 2017
There are many factors that play a role in successful college admissions, and sometimes the decisions of admission officers are puzzling. One student with a very strong academic record may be turned down, while a classmate with less impressive grades is accepted. ..
|College Connection: Practical tips for avoiding massive college debt |
MyCentralJersey.com - Jan 19, 2017
When talking about college debt, the statistics are never encouraging. In fact, the story gets sadder each year. The average college graduate from the Class of 2016 owes $37,172, joining the ranks of 44 million borrowers who collectively more than $1.3 trillion.. ..
|What To Do When Your Dream School Says, 'I'm Not That Into You' |
Forbese - Jan 25, 2017
Amid the holiday season celebrations many students found out whether they’d been accepted, rejected or deferred from a first choice college. If the news wasn’t good, it can deal a tough blow. There’s nothing quite as crushing as unrequited love ...
| I’ve been deferred, now what do I do? 10 Do’s and Don’ts |
Tribune News Service - Jan 23, 2017
Many colleges and universities loudly and proudly proclaim they are committed to admitting more low-income students. The institutions are sincere, but despite the best of intentions, many of their policies act as barriers to keep most low-income students out, including those students with outstanding academic records...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jan 19, 2017
5 Questions to Ask When Visiting a College Campus As we finish most of our college work with the Class of 2017, members of the Class of 2018 are making plans that include college visits. Often built in as part of a family vacation, campus visits can give students a chance to see a college that’s otherwise too far away to visit. ... More
|10 Ways To Bond With Your Child's College Counselor |
Forbes - Jan 25, 2017
You want to have a trusting, amicable relationship with your financial adviser, your doctor and your attorney as they lead you through sometimes difficult life experiences. The same principle applies to the person who will help guide you and your high schooler(s) through the college admission process: the high school's college counselor....
|College Application: How Parents Can Help Their Children With The Process |
University Herald - Jan 21, 2017
For any parent, college application seems to be the culmination of their child's high school career and it is usually a tense and anxious experience. During this time, parents will really be expected to behave in certain ways because they have to deal with conflicting ideas, goals and emotions. ...
SATs & ACTs
|The Admissions Game: Analyze Your PSAT |
AJT - Jan 19, 2017
In October, many high school underclassmen took the PSAT/NMSQT examination. For juniors, the test is all-important because it brings to life the fact that the college admissions process is right around the corner...
|Early FAFSA: Fast, but Will it Go Far? |
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 19, 2017
A little over a year ago, our enrollment team at Augustana College met in retreat to discuss the anticipated impact of prior-prior year submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or early FAFSA, as it is called now. ....
Career and Technical Education
||Could Rhode Island Make Free College A Reality? |
WGBH.org - OnCampus - Jan 19, 2017
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday announced her free college plan to lawmakers and the public. Free college sounds good on paper. But what are the plan’s chances of succeeding? ....
|New Yorkers start debate on free tuition |
CNN.com Money - Jan 18, 2017
New York's ambitious tuition-free plan was debated for more than six hours Tuesday at the state legislature's first public hearing on the matter......
|How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs |
The Atlantic - Jan 19, 2017
It’s a little before 3 p.m. on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an occasional adult with a stroller, but the park’s surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school’s out—so where are all the kids?...
|8 risky teen trends that parents should know about |
Salem News - Jan 19, 2017
ITeens are often on the lookout for the latest and most adventurous ways to get “high.” They thrive on being independent from adults and adult rules and fitting in with their peers. Some teens will do whatever it takes to demonstrate that they are free and fearless. ..
SATs & ACTs
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