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Summer Resource Guide - 2013

We are introducing a new section - to connect counselors and parents to a host of enrichment programs available over this upcoming summer. Check it out
NE Summer Resource Guide


Check out our Space Available Section below. Many great schools are still accepting applications for Fall 2013.
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How Poor Students Subsidize Unworthy College Sports
Washington Monthly  - Jun 18, 2013
As parents and students struggle to keep up with rising college tuition and take on greater burdens of debt, universities are being challenged to justify the ballooning athletic fees they tack on to the bill....
Report: U.S. Drops in High School, College Grad Rates
US News & World Report  - Jun 17, 2013
While the United States ranks among those spending the most on public school students, country has slipped among other developed nations in student achievement, according to a new study from the Council on Foreign Relations ...
Race vs. class in college admissions: A false dichotomy or not?
Washington Post  - Jun 15, 2013
The Supreme Court will soon hand down its verdict in a case that challenges racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas. In this post, Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the nonprofit public policy research organization The Century Foundation, ...
States boost college funding, rein in tuition costs
USA Today  - Jun 18, 2013
After years of deep budget cuts, several states are poised to boost higher education funding this year, often in exchange for a promise by public colleges and universities to freeze tuition....
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

Rising Seniors' June to January Everything You Need to Do List
Huffington Post - Jun 17, 2013
Between now and the end of January, almost everything you need to do to get accepted at colleges will take place. This is it! After so many years of planning, studying, taking SAT, ACT, Subject and AP tests and engaging in activities, all of your hard work will be put to the test in your application forms9....
Behind the Hype of the College Admissions Process
Fox Business - Jun 17, 2013
Students going through the college applications process tend to stress the pressure to find the right college that aligns perfectly with their academic and social needs, but a new study shows that maybe they should relax a little bit......
Enhancing your college application with a video essay
NY College Admissions Examiner - Jun 16, 2013
College applications are entering the digital age as a growing number of universities are welcoming students' video supplements to the standard application essays.....
Web Essay: Mastering college-application essays
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Jun 16, 2013
As an independent college counselor with Selective College Acceptance Counseling, I work with students targeting highly selective colleges. In the past, I may have advised that choosing the right essay prompt was about tailoring your selection to the types of colleges being targeted. ....
Get Into College in 10 Simple Steps
Huffington Post - Jun 17, 2013
Did you know that Latino students that enter high school with the plan to continue their studies by going to college have a much greater probability of achieving it? That's what a recent study has shown, and therefore, why New Futuro created a College Plan so that students like you have more of an opportunity to get into college.....
Admissions Officers Suggest Summer Reading for High School Students, Parents
Ed Week - Jun 16, 2013
Editors at The New York Times asked a handful of college-admissions counselors for summer reading suggestions and the responses generated an interesting list. Among the recommended books.......
Strategic College Admissions Advice
LA College Admissions Examiner - Jun 16, 2013
With the number of college applications on the rise and acceptance rates on the decline, gaining admission to selective universities is becoming increasingly competitive.....
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Pre Frosh

24 signs you're really, really ready to go to college  - Jun 18, 2013
It's a weird summer. You finished your senior year and now have three months to kill before you become a freshman again. Luckily, being a freshman in college is about a million times better than being a freshman in high school...
What college freshmen need to do this summer
Charlotte Observer  - Jun 17, 2013
“What to do while you’re expecting”… to become a college freshman? This is the big summer of transition for soon-to-be first-year students. By the way, “first-years” is the preferred new term for college freshmen...
5 Ways to Get Your College Admission Rescinded
Her Campus  - Jun 18, 2013
After working hard for four years of high school, taking the SAT, completing who knows how many applications, and finally receiving your college acceptance letter, it’s tempting to treat your college admission as the go-ahead for full-force senioritis...
What to Expect at College Orientation
Her Campus  - Jun 17, 2013
High school graduation day has come and gone and it’s finally summer. But, this isn’t just any summer; it’s the one before college, a season filled with endless possibilities. ...
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The Times Shutters Its College Admissions Blog
New York Observer  - Jun 10, 2013
The Choice, the New York Times blog devoted to the college admissions process, has announced that it will stop publishing new posts...
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Visiting & Interviewing

A Dad’s Suggestions for a Better College Tour
The College Solution Blog  - Jun 17, 2013
I am sharing an email that I received this week from a dad who had just completed a college trip with his daughter and had some helpful suggestions for schools on how to operate better college tours ...
Tips to Prepare for a College Interview
Huffington Post  - Jun 17, 2013
Now that summer is upon us, many high school juniors are thinking ahead to next year with anticipation of submitting their college applications. Summer is a great time to visit college campuses to start putting together your college list...
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HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Jun 20, 2013
Things to Remember Come Fall
The coast is nearly clear for school counselors, who typically have to be at school a week after the teachers and students are gone. .... More

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College Admissions: Get Noticed By College Coaches This Summer
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Jun 17, 2013
“Sports showcases, college camps, travel teams! July and August used to mean lazy days on the beach for athletes and their parents, but no longer. Now, summer is prime time for athletes to be seen by college coaches. ...

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The emotional roller coaster of sending a student off to college
Spokane College Examiner - Jun 17, 2013
Students are excited to head off to college and the next phase of their lives, yet worried too to be on their own for the first time. Will they make friends? Will school be too hard? Are they ready to navigate college life on their own?.....
Why Parents Pay So Much for College
Washington Monthly  - Jun 17, 2013
A friend of mine was feeling very ready to retire in his 60s after a long, demanding career. I was thus surprised when he told me over lunch that he was in some distress about his plans to stand down.....
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Website lists earnings for California community college grads
Sacarmento Bee - Jun 19, 2013
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris debuted a new tool Wednesday that students can use to scope out potential earnings for their course of study...
Lawmakers bemoan Idaho’s shortage of school counselors
The Spokesman-Review - Jun 12, 2013
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers are unhappy that the state’s schools superintendent has resisted moves to add more school counselors to help boost the number of students going on to higher education....
UA Admissions Office improves orientation experience for students, parents
The Spokesman-Review - Jun 18, 2013
With students and faculty preparing for orientation, the UA has created several changes and additions to its program for incoming students. ....
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Online Bullying Harms Teens: Study
The Epoch Times - Jun 19, 2013
Teens bullied online are more likely than their peers to fall into depression, drug abuse, and Internet addiction, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health...
Internet Intervention Helps Educate Teens About Cyber Bullying (blog) - Jun 11, 2013
Knowledge is power. Providing children with information about the effects of bullying allows them to make informed decisions related to bullying. Aggressive language, physical harassment, abuse, and intimidation are just some ways that children bully each other. ....


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