For small, private colleges, fewer students means more worries
Boston Globe - Mar 31, 2018
BROOKLINE — Joseph Chillo has a luxurious office in a beautiful building with a view of a leafy neighborhood in this wealthy town. But while his perch may look idyllic, his job is not.
How High School Diploma Requirements Fall Short of College Admission Standards
Education Week (registration required) - Apr 2, 2018
Most state high school graduation requirements are so poorly designed that they trap students in a “preparation gap,” where they don’t qualify for admission to public universities, according to a study released Monday.
You got into the college of your dreams. But will you actually go there?
Washington Post - Mar 29, 2018
By now, college acceptances (or rejections) are in the hands of high school seniors. Over the next few weeks, those who haven’t already decided where they are going to school next fall
Are Waiting Lists Out of Control?
Inside Higher Ed - Apr 2, 2018
Brown University’s freshman class in September had 1,719 students. For this fall, the university admitted 2,566 applicants and should have no problem matching last year’s incoming class. Brown, after all, remains exceptionally popular with many talented high school students.
The Progressive Case for the SAT
Jacobin Magazine - Mar 29, 2018
The SAT does not enjoy a good reputation among progressives. Arguments against the use of the test, as well as its analog, the ACT, abound. Both are widely derided as tools of elitism, rejected as culturally biased, and denounced for dehumanizing test takers.
Devote ample study time to SAT
Chicago Tribune - Mar 31, 2018
How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for College
US News & World Report - Mar 28, 2018
Letters of recommendation from teachers, school counselors and other sources can help college admissions officers get a more complete picture of applicants.