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|SPACE AVAILABLE SECTION |
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|3 Key Findings About College Admissions |
Chronicle of Higher Education - May 7, 2015
If your vice president for enrollment looks haggard these days, maybe it’s because the percentage of accepted applicants who enroll keeps going down, complicating those all-important revenue projection...
|Why are graduation rates at community colleges so low? |
Hechinger Report - May 5, 2015
Teachers College Professor Tom Bailey answers our questions, explaining what "cafeteria colleges" are, why they're bad and weighing in on Obama's plan to make community college free....
|Students Can’t Work Their Way Through College Anymore |
Washington Monthly - May 5, 2015
A common concern voiced by many older people with regard to the high education debt held by many Americans is that perhaps all of these students are just expecting things to be too damn easy. College is supposed to be something of a struggle, right?....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|College Admissions: Yield Rate and Demonstrated Interest |
GoLocalPDX College Admissions - May 6, 2015
When I worked in the advertising industry I hired many college graduates for their first full-time job. I always had multiple qualified applicants for each open job. What I discovered through experience was that the best workers were ultimately the people who wanted the job ...
|Students: Find Your Passion |
Huffington Post - May 5, 2015
I have been lucky enough to teach for 15 years. I have taught juniors for the last five years, and I must say that it is my favorite year to teach. I believe that it is in your junior year, that you grow and change the most ...
|2 opposite ways of nailing the college search |
Long Island College Prep Examiner - May 4, 2015
There are two polar opposite approaches to journey through the college search process. With a field of over four thousand schools of higher education, ...
|220 Colleges Have Space for More Students in Fall |
Inside Higher Ed - May 6, 2015
The National Association for College Admission Counseling has released its annual list of colleges that are still accepting applications for admission this fall -- and there are more than 220 colleges on the list. ...
|6 really important reasons to tell a college you’re NOT attending |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Apr 30, 2015
As the days tick down to May 1—national student response day or the deadline by which many colleges expect a decision from students they admitted—a key part of the admissions process tends to be overlooked by excited applicants anxious to move forward with their lives.. ...
|Countdown to College: How to combat Senioritis |
Charlotte Observer - May 5, 2015
It’s senior slump time. Like seasonal allergies, “senioritis” goes into attack mode around this time each year. Merriam-Webster defines it as: “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.”...
|Changing times expanding the role of high school counselors |
Chicago Tribune - May 3, 2015
Tough some people may balk at the idea of working with teenagers, Michele Vieu views them as the future. A guidance counselor at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Ill., Vieu, 33, sees teens doing amazing things every day....
|The Best Ways For Parents To Pay For College |
Forbes - Apr 30, 2015
College is expensive, but education is purposeful. Most parents understand this and want their children to go to college. College boosts incomes. College betters society. But the monetary cost can be hard to overcome....
SAT & ACTs
|The Big Problem With the New SAT |
New York Times - May 5, 2015
AT first glance, the College Board's revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test's original focus on students' general ability or aptitude. Set to debut a ......
|Do SAT Prep Courses Pay Off? |
Education Week (registration required) - May 5, 2015
Old SAT vs. New SAT - What Are the Main Differences? The are many differences between the current SAT and the new one including: Less sections: two sections instead of three, with an Essay section that is optional.....
|5 financial aid tips to help you choose the right college |
The Fiscal Times - May 2, 2015
While the school's location and culture remain extremely important, the net cost of the college — its price after all financial aid and scholarships are factored in — has become an increasingly important factor as well.. ..
|College Financial Aid: There's Still Time to Apply |
ABC News - May 6, 2015
When it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better. Universities have a limited amount of money they can award to students every year. Scholarships get snapped up fast. And many deadlines for state aid come and go before spring break.. ..
|Study Fills Void on Wage Data for Community College Grads |
Diverse Education - May 4, 2015
Many career technical education programs show “substantial, positive earnings effects,” but a more granular look at the programs — and the characteristics and motives of students who enroll in them — is needed in order to determine which programs yield the best results....
|Career High |
EduPulse - Apr 29, 2015
School districts are increasingly offering solid industry certifications to prepare students for college and career. When Rachel Rath graduates from Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth, Florida, later this spring, ....
|A new ranking of college superstars |
CBS News - MarketWatch - May 1, 2015
These schools -- even the ones you've never heard of -- emerged as superstars in a promising new college ranking system that the Brookings Institution rolled out this week....
|Why You Should Never Rely on College Rankings |
Cheat Sheet - May 5, 2015
College rankings are tricky. Everyone who puts together a list looks at different factors and uses a unique methodology to come up with a list of schools that are supposedly better than all the rest. ....
|Study ranks best and worst charter schools in Texas |
KHOU - May 2, 2015
Texas lawmakers are pushing to close the worst charter schools more quickly and that includes one in here in Houston, championed by a leading Houston minister. In the midst of that, a first of its kind study has ranked the best and worst of charter schools in the state......
|Teen dating violence on the rise |
13WMAZ - May 4, 2015
Although the issue has been brought into the light more and more, teen dating violence is still largely a silent issue....
|Domestic violence video targets teen athletes |
Dallas Morning News - May 2, 2015
AUSTIN — On Christmas Eve, political consultant Bill Miller went into protective father mode as he read about yet another allegation of an athlete committing a violent act against a woman....
SATs & ACTs
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