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Justice Department's Review Of College Admission Association's New Standards Is Puzzling
Forbes - Jan 12, 2018
Apparently, the Justice Department has nothing better to do these days than turn its sights on the new set of guidelines and rules recently approved by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)....
Are Colleges Pushing Students to Do Too Much in High School?
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 15, 2018
The advice is repeated constantly to high school students: take the most rigorous schedule of courses possible to impress colleges to which you apply....
Budgets Suffer After A Drop In International Student Enrollment
NPR.org - Jan 15, 2018
After a decade of large-scale growth in overseas enrollment, the number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is dropping — leading some schools to make budget cuts....
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

Common college admissions questions asked and answered
Tribune News Service - Jan 16, 2018
Whether I’m leading a workshop on navigating the college admissions process or getting stopped in the frozen food aisle at the supermarket, here are some of the most common questions parents ask. ..
Looking for an Edge in the Hyper Competitive College Admissions Process? Consider Top UK Schools
Huffington Post - Jan 17, 2018
As the acceptance rates at top public and private universities across the United States plummet, many parents ask, “Is there anywhere my child would be a preferred applicant?” Sadly, the answer is probably no, ..
Rolling Admissions: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. News & World Report - Jan 11, 2018
1. What is rolling admissions? Colleges and universities with a rolling admissions policy evaluate applications as they receive them. They release admissions decisions regularly ..
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And my final college choice is ... this one! No, wait, that one!
Burlington County Times - Jan 15, 2018
This teen Reality panelist has discovered that choosing between your top two colleges is no easy task. A few of his fellow seniors share their most important criteria....
How to Pick a College When You’ve Been Accepted to Multiple Schools
Her Campus - Jan 10, 2018
Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a young person’s life. Not only do you have to handle large amounts of paperwork, essays and interviews, but you are also making a huge decision that will impact you for at the least next four years....
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Don’t skip the campus visit – you’ll learn about where you might learn
News Observer  - Jan 12, 2018
John Rosemond’s “Parenting” advice column discouraging students and families from making college visitations, which ran in The News & Observer on Jan. 9, is an extraordinary example of ignorance (I mean that in the dictionary definition sense) masquerading as expertise.....
College Admissions: Visiting Schools to Learn More
VOA  - Jan 15, 2018
So many everyday activities in modern life are done over the internet. This includes everything from buying clothes to watching movies to even applying for admission to college.....
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Students with Disabilities

‘Dyslexia is a gift that causes great talent’: This CCU athlete is a shining example
Myrtle Beach Online - Jan 14, 2018
Janae has dyslexia, a learning disability that requires alternative learning techniques, and for the first 15-plus years of her life it went undiagnosed...
The Importance of Disabled Friends for the Disabled
Psychology Today - Jan 15, 2018
I was surprised when my niece Sophia told me that she had applied for a summer staff position at Landmark College, which she had attended for three weeks the summer between 11th and 12th grades..

Archives - Students with Disabilities
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HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Jan 12, 2018
A Report on Bottom Line—What Does It Mean for School Counselors?
Social media has been abuzz this past month with the results of a new study on college counseling by Andrew Barr and Benjamin Castleman ... More

The hidden homelessness among America’s high school students
Salon - Jan 14, 2018
One in 30. That’s what a new first-of-its-kind study found was the number of students ages 13 to 17 who have experienced homelessness in the past year. The figure represents about 700,000 young people nationwide. .....
School counselors guide students toward the future
Salem News - Jan 14, 2018
SALEM — School counselors still prepare students for life after high school, but there’s more to the job these days than just passing out a few college brochures. .....
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5 Ways Parents Can Help Pay for College Without Spending a Cent
Student Loan Hero - Jan 9, 2018
As a parent, there’s likely nothing more you want for your child than to see them succeed. Although success often stems from receiving a higher education, the average cost of college today is pretty steep.....
How Home Equity Impacts Financial Aid
The College Solution - Jan 13, 2018
Have you given any thought to how home equity might hurt your child’s chances for financial aid? Luckily, at most state and private colleges and universities, the equity in your primary home is a non-issue...
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How the Great Books Are Revolutionizing College Admissions Tests
The Daily Signal - Jan 16, 2018
You may remember taking the SAT or the ACT. Hours and hours of memorizing techniques and tricks, all to get that perfect score to unlock your college dreams.....
More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule
Campus Technology - Jan 17, 2018
A running tally shows that more than a thousand accredited, four-year colleges and universities now make their admissions decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores....
More Colleges Have Test-Optional Admissions Policies--And That's a Good Thing
WFMY News 2 - Jan 12, 2018
You may remember taking the SAT or the ACT. Hours and hours of memorizing techniques and tricks, all to get that perfect score to unlock your college dreams.....
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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Need To Pay For College? Make A Plan. Part 1: Financial Aid
Forbes - Jan 14, 2018
It was that time in the getting ready for college process with our daughter. Two years ago, I found myself, with her, overwhelmed, concerned and even a little scared. How were we going to pay for college? ...
You can negotiate your college tuition. Here's how.
Yahoo Finance - Jan 11, 2018
High school seniors are starting to receive their college acceptance letters. It’s a time as exciting as it is overwhelming, especially when it comes to paying for tuition. ...
Understanding financial aid award letters
Jackson Sun - Jan 12, 2018
It's the time of year when high school seniors receive financial aid award letters from the colleges and universities to which they are accepted. It's an exciting time, but one that sometimes brings stress and confusion, mainly since award letters can be difficult to decipher. ...
Video: Getting financial aid for college
WBAL-TV - Jan 11, 2018
BALTIMORE — Jessica Brown, author of "The College Financial Planner," shares her tips to get financial aid for college. ...
You can negotiate your college tuition. Here's how.
NJ.com - Jan 11, 2018
As prospective college students begin the process of securing financial aid for one of the most important investments they'll ever make, experts caution against misleading claims that can cost money and jeopardize identity security. ...
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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Career and Technical Education

Transfer Under One Roof
Inside Higher Ed - Jan 16, 2018
Matthew Holland was on sabbatical at the University of Oxford last summer when he was asked to speak to members of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster about how to bridge the divide between vocational education and the traditional four-year degree....
Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed
EdWeek (registration required) - Jan 11, 2018
Programs to train young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should carefully balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a report issued this week....
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Maryland Senate overrides Hogan veto of bill barring college admissions from asking about arrests
Baltimore Sun  - Jan 12, 2018
For the second time in one day, the Maryland Senate overrode a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan. voting Friday 32-15 to enact a bill barring colleges and universities from asking about arrests and convictions on initial application forms.....
The Central New York Business Journal  - Jan 14, 2018
Kyle Karkowski works with precision on luxury BMWs at Driver’s Village, a sprawling automobile mega center that sells 22 brands of vehicles in Cicero. His skills and confidence as a master technician offer a stunning contrast to his younger life as an uninspired teen-ager, ....
New Jersey Spotlight  - Jan 16, 2018
When Gov. Chris Christie last year called out Asbury Park schools as the poster child of ineffectiveness and waste, district superintendent Lamont Repollet didn’t bite.....
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Severe Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in Teens
US News  - Jan 15, 2018
MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who were severely bullied as children are at increased risk for mental health problems and suicide attempts, a Canadian study finds. The study included data on more than 1,300 children in the province of Quebec, from birth until age 15.....
What should you do if your child is being cyber bullied?
NewsChannel5.com  - Jan 15, 2018
What are the warning signs that your child is being bullied? What can you do about it? Are you monitoring your child's social media?.....
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