May 17, 2018 Issue

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Failing College - May 10, 2018
Colleges have a problem: fewer people are applying every year. Universities are competing like crazy for any edge they can get. Some are offering more financial aid
College Admissions and the Class of 2022
New York Times-May 10, 2018
The Times reported last summer that the Justice Department was preparing to investigate affirmative action in college admissions, and the Trump administration
The University of Texas System, a UT campus and a $1.7 million broken promise to admitted students
Washington Post - May 11, 2018
The University of Texas System is a leader in public higher education, known globally for its flagship in Austin, seven other academic campuses and six major health institutions.
More Hispanics are going to college and graduating, but disparity persists
PBS Newshour - May 15, 2018
College Admission Recruiting: Biased Or Broken?
Forbes - May 15, 2018
Are recruiting practices fundamentally biased? “Yes,” say higher education researchers Ozan Jaquette at The University of California Los Angeles and Karina Salazar at The University of Arizona.
Admissions Process & Strategy
How to Craft the Perfect College Application List
TeenLife Blog - May 15, 2018
Each spring, high school juniors begin the nitty-gritty tasks involved in creating the perfect college application list. And each spring, parents start asking one another: “Where is your son applying to college?

Colleges should pay less attention to extracurriculars, focus on core academics
Poughkeepsie Journal-May 10, 2018
What colleges look for in a high school student
The Philadelphia Tribune - May 15, 2018
Shut-Out Seniors Still Have Options For College Spots This Fall
Forbes-May 10, 2018
College Visits
Tips on how to prepare for a campus visit
The Philadelphia Tribune-May 15, 2018
Visiting campuses to help narrow down one’s choice is a great way to get a feel for the college or university. And when the time comes, it can help you decide
Quilts, Cows, Money and Meaning: College Essays That Stood Out
New York Times-May 11, 2018
5 High Schoolers and Their College Application Essays About Work, Money and Social Class
New York Times-May 11, 2018
Each year, we ask students to send in college application essays that have something to do with money. Nearly 300 responded this year. Here are five that stood out.
Personally Speaking: The College Application Essay
HamletHub - May 10, 2018
10 Summer College Application Tasks for Rising Seniors
US News - May 15, 2018
To-do’s for prospective students include visiting schools, working on application essays and more.
Time to find that summer job? Think again 16, 2018
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Columns and Blogs

Counselors’ Corner with Patrick O’Connor Ph.D

Worried About College? Be Like Sara!
Post - May 17, 2018

College Admissions Strategies with Lee Bierer

Tis the season: Gift ideas for high school graduates
Tribune News Service -May 15 2018

The College Solution Blog with Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Mythical Golden Tickets and the Ivy League
The College Solution Blog - May 16, 2018
How high school counselors can prepare now for next year
Education Dive-May 11, 2018
As the school year comes to a close, high school counselors are putting in the work to help students finish off the year strong. While counselors have a lot
School counselors help parents, students with mental health issues
WKRN News 2-May 10, 2018
His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late
New York Times-May 12, 2018
CLINTON, N.Y. — In the days after her son Graham hanged himself in his dormitory room at Hamilton College, Gina Burton went about settling his affairs in a blur of efficiency, her grief tinged with a nagging sense that something did not add up.
Should Colleges and Universities Contact the Families of Students Who are Struggling?
New York Times-May 14, 2018
How to Pay for College Without Taking Out Parent PLUS Loans
Lifehacker Australia-May 14, 2018
Have a Teenager Going Off to College? Take These 7 Health Steps Before They Leave
People - May 8, 2018
Why the College Admissions Process May Be Shifting to Students' Favor
Bloomberg-May 11, 2018
Conor Sen, portfolio manager for New River Investments and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, discusses the supply and demand equation for higher education on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg)
Career & Technical Education
OPINION: 3 reasons that career and technical education doesn’t preclude college
Hechinger Report - May 15, 2018
A number of recent articles have highlighted the value of career and technical education (CTE) at the individual and system levels. It is truly wonderful to see these programs finally celebrated for all that they can do for students and communities.
Heading To A Skilled Trade School? Forgoing A 4-Year Degree? Tell Us About It - May 12, 2018
Trump Taps Former Community College Official for Career and Technical Education Post
Education Week - May 14, 2018 (registration required)
Teen Health
Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide - May 16, 2017
The number of kids who struggle with thoughts of suicide or who attempt to kill themselves is rising. New research, published Wednesday in Pediatrics
How Nutrition Affects Teens' Mental Health
U.S. News & World Report-May 10, 2018
Change in sleeping patterns, activity levels and social media posts could signal something is up.
The News Herald-May 13, 2018
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Financial Aid/Scholarships
Twitter poll results: who do you turn to for college tuition advice?
USA Today - May 10, 2018
Think your college’s financial aid office is your best – or only – resource for advice on how to finance your children’s college tuition?
Smart Strategies for Paying for College 13, 2018
And if you’re the parent of a graduating high school senior, you must also be pretty relieved that the college-application process is behind you.
Should SAT and ACT Test Results Be Optional in College Admissions?
Voice of America-May 12, 2018
Standardized testing is a major part of applying for admission to colleges and universities in the United States.
Q: Should My Teen Take the ACT or the SAT?
ADDitude - May 16, 2018
Your teen would likely prefer to take neither college entrance exam, but chances are he’ll need to take at least one if he wants to continue his education after high school. Here’s how parents can help teens decide whether to prepare for and take the SAT or the ACT.
Gap Year
Could a gap year after high school make financial sense?
Logan Daily News - May 15, 2018