After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets

Launched in 2010, College Bound blog publishes its last post today.

Preparing Students for Reality of College With Advice and Inspiration

A summer workshop for hundreds of recent high school graduates in the District of Columbia emphasizes the shifting mindset needed to be resilient and successful in college.

Changes to Common App Roll Out Aug. 1

With 60 more colleges participating in The Common Application for 2015-16, students can now use the system to apply to more than 600 institutions, some of which will not require an essay for the first time this year.

Financial Aid Professionals Propose Three Paths for FAFSA Forms

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases a FAFSA Simplification report that creates three tiers of forms, depending on the complexity of a family's finances.

Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students

School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.

African-American Students Found Falling Short of College-Readiness Benchmarks

A new report on college readiness shows that even when African-American students take the recommended core classes in high school most do not meet the minimum ACT scores to indicate they are on track to succeed in college.

White House Event Motivates First-Generation College Students to Persevere

First lady Michelle Obama invited 130 students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit to encourage them to find ways to complete college.

Groups Push to Alert Students of Troubled Colleges in New Consumer Tool

A coalition of nearly 50 organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that information on colleges facing government litigation be included in upcoming federal college tool.

High Schools Fall Short Preparing Students For College, Survey Finds

A new survey conducted for Achieve shows that most college instructors and employers believe students come to campus and the workplace with at least some gaps in preparation.

Low-Income Students Continue to Lag on College Readiness Measures

ACT test performance remains flat for low-income students, with just 11 percent meeting all four college-readiness benchmarks, compared to 26 percent of the overall test-taking pool.


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