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April 30, 2015

Survey Shows Uptick in Test-Optional Colleges

FairTest reports that 850 colleges now give students the option of submitting SAT and ACT scores, the largest increase in recent years with 25 more added since the spring of 2014.

April 28, 2015

Book Author: Elite Colleges Aren't Be All, End All

Frank Bruni advocates for perspective and balance in the college search process in Where You Got is Not Who You Will Be, as he speak to parents on this book tour.

April 02, 2015

College Policy Focus Moves Over Time From Access to Completion

As college enrollment increases, but completion remains flat, efforts are underway to better track and support students on the path to a degree.

February 20, 2015

Northern Colleges Recruiting High School Students in Cold and Snow

Record cold and snow in the Northeast has colleges getting creative when it comes to luring prospective students.

February 18, 2015

Growing Interest in Early Decision for Both Students and Colleges

The percent of students who think that a college having early-action and early-decision programs was "very important" in their decision to apply has doubled in the past 15 years.

January 23, 2015

Students Weigh In on Factors for New College Rating System

A new poll finds high school and college students believe job placement and ability to repay loans are the most important factors to include in the federal college-rating system.

December 23, 2014

Effective College Advising in High School Tied to Time and Attitude

The Education Commission of the States has compiled research on effective school counseling practices that can increase college-going rates.

December 04, 2014

Progress Reported on Promises Made at First College Opportunity Summit

The Obama administration released a progress report on commitments from the 100-plus participants at the first College Opportunity Action Summit in January.

December 04, 2014

White House Hosts Second College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington

Leaders from education, business, and philanthropy are expected to participate in today's summit, bringing with them 600 pledges for action to improve students' college access and success.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

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