October 2012 Archives

A new survey reveals the percentage of admissions officers who said that they discovered something through social media that negatively impacted an applicant's chances of being admitted nearly tripled from 12 percent to 35 percent from 2011 to 2012.

Inside Higher Ed reports that some college are considering pulling back on need-blind admissions policies as economic situation tighens.

The association for college admissions professions urges colleges to allow students to submit applications past Nov. 1 deadline to accommodate potentially severe weather.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance releases list of best private-college values.

The College Board releases reports that show student borrowing declining and tuition-rate increases slowing.

A new study indicates that college-success classes for freshmen have only short-term benefits.

Officials from the Common Application announce changes for 2013 standard form.

Community colleges look to alternatives to evaluate students for college course readiness.

The average debt rose 5 percent for students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in the class of 2011.

A study of more than 30,000 Texas high school students finds those who participate in dual enrollment as more than twice as likely to enroll in college and nearly twice as likely to earn a degree.

An investigation by ProPublica finds many colleges still producing confusing financial-aid award letters to students.

In its first student-loan ombudsman report, the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes complaints from private student-loan borrowers.

Nearly 3.5 million high school students will take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests this week, often giving them an advantage when taking the SAT.

New report, "Lost without a Map: A Survey About Student Experiences Navigating the Financial Aid Process," reflects student borrowers lack of knowledge and counseling about loans.

A new study by the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association finds persistence of college freshmen positively linked to their college advising level, math preparation, and AP/IB courses.

A new policy brief discusses the importance of state policies and institutional cooperation in encouraging transfer from two- to four-year colleges.

Preliminary data from the National Center for Education Statistics on fall 2011 postsecondary enrollment shows an overall decline of 0.2 percent with for-profits and community colleges losing the most student and private nonprofits experiencing the biggest gains.

The University of Texas at Austin announces a pilot program that gives students rebates on loans if they progress through their degree program on time.

College applicants look websites, such as Unigo.com, at student reviews for advice.

A new report finds many net-price calculators for colleges still hard to find and difficult to use.

Excelencia in Education recognizes the top colleges that improve achievement for Latino students for 2012.

Education Week hosts a free chat today at 2 p.m. to discuss SAT and ACT score trends and efforts to improve college readiness.

The default rate on college loans dropped slightly from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009, data show.


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