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| Editor's Note |
There will be no HSCW published next week due to Thanksgiving.
|A Lack of Tuition Strategy |
Inside Higher Ed - Nov 9, 2017
Setting tuition at public colleges and universities is no simple task. Governors and lawmakers approve different levels of state funding to subsidize higher education from year to year. Those same politicians are frequently unhappy ...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Keep Your College Application's "Additional Information" Focused |
Forbes - Nov 15, 2017
Dover Area High School in Pennsylvania recently stopped assigning students lockers. Students can still sign up to have one, but only 52 of 1,032 have done so and most of them seem to be freshmen, who may not even be using them. ......
|The Best High School Extracurriculars |
The College Solution Blog - Nov 15, 2017
I had a mom in my course, The College Cost Lab, ask me a question this week about high school extracurricular activities that I wanted to share with you. Here was the mother’s question on extracurriculars: ..
|College Connection: Where in the world are students going to college? |
MyCentralJersey - Nov 9, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. colleges are experiencing a decline in applications from international students. The most dramatic decrease has been in the number of applicants from India, China and the Middle East. In recent years, students from India and China alone made up almost half of the international student body at U.S. colleges ..
|College Degrees Can Be a Bargain Abroad |
Huffington Post - Nov 9, 2017
For 18-year-old Liza Miezejeski, choosing the right college meant balancing her desire for adventure and her fear of debt....
|Admissions Blog: How to write an amazing admissions essay |
SBC Blog - Nov 10, 2017
When I was a senior in high school, I was obsessed with getting into all the colleges to which I applied (16). As a result, I wrote college essays constantly and stressed myself out more than was ever required. To begin with, applying to 16 colleges was stupid, ..
|GPA, essays help students rise to the top of the heap |
Chicago Tribune - Nov 10, 2017
From all appearances, this 18-year-old senior seemed destined for Harvard. He will graduate in the top 10 percent of his class of 550 students, has 1550/1600 SAT scores and near 800s on four SAT subject tests. ..
Students with Disabilities
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Nov 16, 2017
Looking for a Counselor Role Model? Try Dana Dornburgh School counseling is one of the few professions where the year starts fast and gets faster. This is particularly true in high schools, where the school counselor is welcomed back on their very first day with an office full of parents and students, .... More
|Parents: Ninth-Grade High School GPAs Matter |
US News - Nov 13, 2017
Freshman year of high school is a big deal for students, socially and academically.
Parents should pay attention to this big transition in their student's life, says Janice K. Jackson, chief education officer of Chicago Public Schools. ...
|Must-Have Books |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Nov 13, 2017
Parents, are you wondering what to get your college-bound student this holiday season? Students, are you struggling with the perfect gift for your parents? Well, Santa and the elves have some ideas for you on the best books to give this year. ...
SATs & ACTs
|Test-Optional Colleges: Everything You Should Know |
Teen Vogue - Nov 9, 2017
SAT and ACT scores, along with high school transcripts, are often considered the most important part of your college application package. While many colleges do take things like extracurricular activities into consideration,...
|Your Guide To Applying For -- And Winning -- College Scholarship Money |
Forbes - Nov 10, 2017
When you’re applying to colleges, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of numbers — the number of essays you have to write, the test scores you need to get in, how many miles campus is away from home (the more, the better) and, of course, the cold, hard cash you’re going to shell out to earn that degree.......
|Should you bother to fill out the FAFSA? |
Tribune News Service - Nov 13, 2017
Should you fill out the FAFSA? In a word, yes. Many middle-class families have convinced themselves that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, isn’t worth the effort because they have heard that only students from families earning less than about $50,000 a year get federal grants.......
|Answers to 16 Popular Questions About the FAFSA |
Nasdaq - Nov 14, 2017
Filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the key to getting financial aid to help pay for college if you or your family can't foot the entire bill........
Career and Technical Education
|College isn’t always the best path for teens |
Charlotte Observer - Nov 12, 2017
When Americans make career choices, they should be encouraged to consider a broad range of options that fit their diverse talents and interests.
|State Senators Back College System Revamp Amid Graduation Rate Concerns |
WUSF-NEWS - Nov 15, 2017
A plan to create a statewide board to oversee Florida's state and community colleges advanced Monday, while college presidents raised objections to a proposed cap on four-year degrees and a stricter performance measure for graduation that are part of the legislation... ..
|SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES GIRLS DEPRESSED—OR DOES IT? |
Newsweek - Nov 14, 2017
A new paper claims social media use may be linked to increases in depression and suicide rates, although some psychologists have expressed doubt about the conclusions. ..
SATs & ACTs
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