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NPR.org - 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.
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.
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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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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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.
Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide
NPR.org - 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
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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
ConsumerReports.org-May 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.