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|Which public colleges have the top graduation rates for students in financial need? |
Washington Post - Oct 12, 2017
For disadvantaged students, getting into a top college is a significant feat. But getting a diploma matters far more. Among 100 major public universities across the country — state flagships and other prominent schools — only 11 report a six-year graduation rate of at least 80 percent for students....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Confronting The College Application's Scariest Word |
Forbes - Oct 16, 2017
You've been invited to a Halloween party. You know there'll be plenty of interesting people there and the food and drink will be top notch. The invitation is appropriately spooky; it's even been sent through the mail, ...
|5 Reasons to Attend College in Canada |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Oct 17, 2017
With many U.S. universities exceeding $50,000 per year (and some $60,000+), families are searching for viable alternative to U.S. college and universities. ...
|What College Admissions Readers Are Actually Looking For |
Teen Vogue - Oct 12, 2017
For college admissions officers, application reading season means lots of coffee and lots of hard decisions. Each application reader will likely be going through hundreds, if not thousands, of student files. So what makes your application stand out? ...
|The science behind selective colleges |
Washington Post - Oct 13, 2017
Last year, I spoke to a group of parents of high school students in Connecticut about college admissions and a parent asked me afterward why it’s so hard to get accepted to college these days. I said it’s only difficult to get into some colleges. ...
|Survival secrets for freshman year |
Tribune News Service - Oct 16, 2017
While the initial adjustment period is over, there are certainly lots of things freshmen can start doing now to improve their chances of having a successful year...
|A Primer On Prioritizing Your College List |
Falmouth Enterprise - Oct 13, 2017
It is now mid-October. By mid-November most seniors know what colleges they are applying to. This week we will focus on how to prioritize that list of schools. Next week we will start to drill down on why these specific criteria are important and how you can get more information about each of the pieces ....
|Powerful essays open admission opportunities |
Jackson House - Oct 13, 2017
Each year as more students are applying to colleges, they are submitting more applications than ever before, resulting in colleges receiving record numbers of applications. ....
|3 College Essay Clichés You Should Avoid |
Her Campus - Oct 15, 2017
The college essay. It’s the most daunting paper you’ll ever write in your high school career —and for good reason. This is your first personal introduction to colleges and it has the potential to make or break whether you receive that huge ‘Congratulations!’ envelope in the mail or not. ....
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Oct 19, 2017
The End of the Safety School It’s known as the calm after the storm. Once the October flurry of college applications are submitted, and you’ve done your best to offer words of support and praise for every one of the 62 gazillion students on your caseload applying to college,.... More
|College counselors: What do they really do? |
Houston Chronicle - Oct 17, 2017
There's more to the world of college admissions than applications and college fairs, but most of what happens behind the scenes is largely unknown. Here's a peek into what goes on behind the scenes. ....
|Saving For College? Consider These 3 Choices |
Forbes - Oct 15, 2017
Saving for college in today’s world is a big challenge, especially given the costs. The expenses surrounding a college education today are astounding. According to CollegeData.com, the average annual cost ....
SATs & ACTs
|Sitting down with the SAT and ACT |
Watertown Daily Times - Oct 15, 2017
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, and later the American College Test, have been considered critical components of college applications for decades...
|Should You Take the ACT, SAT or Both? |
Her Campus - Oct 14, 2017
Being accepted into college is one of the happiest moments in your life. However, what some people may not see behind the tears of joy associated with receiving your college acceptance letter are the numerous hours you spent studying for the SAT or ACT ––or maybe even both. ....
|4 Proven Ways To Reap College Financial Aid |
Forbes - Oct 13, 2017
Without a doubt, I know that families can find more "free" money for college. You just have to know where to look. Now's the time to start hunting for aid for the next college year. ....
|Maximizing Financial Aid – Beware of Mistakes |
The College Solution Blog - Oct 16, 2017
It’s financial aid season! If you have a child heading to college next fall, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the CSS Profile now!....
Career and Technical Education
|Career tech courses becoming core subjects |
Education Dive - Oct 13, 2017
The job market is shifting so that most traditional “trade” paths require a greater understanding of STEM courses and communication, requiring administrators and teachers to find more ways to incorporate this knowledge into career and technical education (CTE ..
|R.I. education summit participants focus on college readiness |
Providence Journal - Oct 13, 2017
Rhode Island is not preparing enough of its high school graduates for college, especially students who are first-time college-goers and students of color. But there is disagreement over who is responsible: the public schools or the colleges.. ..
SATs & ACTs
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