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|America’s Great Working-Class Colleges |
New York Times - Jan 18, 2017
The heyday of the colleges that serve America’s working class can often feel very long ago. It harks back to the mid-20th century, when City College of New York cost only a few hundred dollars a year and was known as the “Harvard of the proletariat.”...
|Programs That Are Predatory: It’s Not Just at For-Profit Colleges |
New York Times - Jan 13, 2017
For the past eight years, the Obama administration has waged a battle against predatory for-profit colleges. On Monday, the Department of Education released a final salvo — a list of hundreds of college programs that load students with more debt than they can afford to repay....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Paying Attention to College Prices |
The College Solution Blog - Jan 11, 2017
College price tags are meaningless. Most students do not pay full tuition price for college. That said, paying attention to college prices can be extremely helpful in making college more affordable. Here’s a simple example:..
|Colleges Should Abandon Early Admissions |
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 12, 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...
|How To Deal With Rejection From Your Dream School |
University-Herald - Jan 14, 2017
A lot of high school seniors spend their final years in high school preparing to enter their dream college. However, there is the hard fact that despite all the preparation, there is the possibility of being rejected. What would you do if you are one of those who experienced this rejection?...
|College Rejection |
Great Neck Record - Jan 18, 2017
Heart racing, pits sweating, hands trembling, so much anticipation had been building up to this moment—I could barely open the email without misclicking. It wasn’t so much the school, but the bigger manifestation of early-decision acceptance...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Jan 19, 2017
Before Moving Forward, A Look at Where We’ve Been The last couple of weeks have been filled with accolades and gratitude for all the Obamas have done to move the college access agenda forward in the United States—and with good reason. Even the most partisan of audiences can agree that the support the Obamas have given for the encouragement and expansion of college access .. More
SATs & ACTs
|Learn to Identify Tone for SAT Reading, Writing Success |
US News - Jan 16, 2017
Tone, or an author's attitude toward his or her subject, is an important element of communication. Scientific texts are expected to be objective, while memoirs, opinion pieces, persuasive essays and the like may employ a wide range of tones...
|Use PSAT scores to gauge study options |
Camarillo Acorn - Jan 13, 2017
Students who took the PSAT in October should have their results by now. The test score report can help juniors create a plan for additional testing. Students with strong PSAT scores can relax a bit, knowing that they should be in good shape for the SAT...
|How Your Income And Assets Impact How Much Financial Aid You Get |
Forbes - Jan 12, 2017
For families applying for federal student aid for the upcoming fall school year, you’ll want to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible as some schools give out need-based funds on a first-come, first-served basis. .....
|FAFSA? CSS profile? Here's financial aid help |
NJ.com - Jan 12, 2017
Q. What's the difference between the FAFSA and the CSS Profile? - Planning for college A. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and the CSS Profile are both used to determine financial aid for college students. .....
Career and Technical Education
Career education with the future employer in mind |
Herald Net - Jan 10, 2017
A corporate-led movement is afoot in the U.S. to remake old-school vocational education into new-school “career education” that includes earning valuable college credits while still in high school. . ..
|5 Things to Know About New Data on Career Training Programs |
American Progress - Jan 13, 2017
More than 2,000 career training programs will need to improve their graduates’ earnings or cut their students’ debt levels if they want to maintain access to federal financial aid, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Monday data release about their expectations . ..
|Vocational Education Gets Belated Respect |
EdWeek (registration required) - Jan 16, 2017
Rising student debt, coupled with a high underemployment rate, are finally forcing the millennial generation to get real about their expectations . ..
|So you think your kid is a superstar… |
Tribune News-Service - Jan 16, 2017
What parent or child doesn’t dream of that photograph on “Signing Day” when that big athletic scholarship for their child is real. After all those practices and games in the freezing cold and the blaring heat, after all that carpooling, the snack assignments and the cheering as well as the consolation; ...
|Recruiting Column: The facts on recruiting/highlight videos |
USA Today HSS - Jan 18, 2017
That’s right, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your recruiting video. In fact, a 10 minute video with the “Rocky” theme song playing in the background might do more harm than good. Keep in mind, college coaches aren’t looking to watch a commercial, your recruiting video is merely a way for a coach to form an initial impression of your abilities ...
|More South Dakota students starting college early |
Argus Leader - Jan 17, 2017
South Dakota students aren't waiting for graduation to start college. The number of high school students taking classes through state universities more than tripled since 2014....
|Are the days of cheap college in Missouri ending? Budget crisis will test it |
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jan 18, 2017
ST. LOUIS • Missouri’s four-year universities had a deal with the state that started about 10 years ago. In exchange for steady state revenue — or a small increase even, during some years — colleges agreed to not raise tuition, or raise it nominally based on the rate of inflation.....
|Mental Health Treatment Associated With Fewer Depressive Symptoms for Teens |
Teen Vogue - Jan 18, 2017
Just like physical health, our mental well-being requires attention, but according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), only 41% of adults who need mental health care access it. Even worse, about half of all chronic mental illnesses develop by the time we're 14, but NAMI notes it takes a long time....
SATs & ACTs
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