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September 23, 2011

Money Increasingly a Driver in College Admission Process

College admissions officers admit there is increasing pressure to recruit students with the ability to pay, according to a new, anonymous survey.

September 16, 2011

Students Expected to Pay More as Economy Hurts Colleges

Two reports out this week reflect the tough financial reality that many colleges are facing in this economy and its impact on students.

September 13, 2011

U.S. News Best Colleges List Unveiled Today

It's out. U.S. News and World Report has posted its 2012 Best Colleges rankings.

August 17, 2011

Webinar Today on Access to College for Low-Income Students

Just a reminder to join me for a free Education Week webinar today at 2 p.m. EST to discuss access to college for low-income students. The presenters will be Jennifer Engle from the Education Trust and Traci Kirtley of Admission Possible. For more information or to register, click here.

August 17, 2011

Universal College App Offers Alternative to Common App

When high school seniors think about applying online, many will turn to the Common Application for Undergraduate Admissions, which is accepted by 463 colleges. But there is a lesser-known avenue—the Universal College Application or UCA with 60 member colleges. Just as the Common App opened f...

August 16, 2011

New Book Demystifies College-Admissions Process

Getting into college is not rocket science. It is a lot of hard work, but it can be done. That's the mantra that authors Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde suggest to families in their book out today from Three Rivers Press, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. Maml...

August 15, 2011

Conversation on Access to College for Low-Income Students

More students are going to college than ever before, but the road is rough if you are from a low-income family. Not only do you often lack the money for school, but the process of applying and getting financial aid can be daunting. Here's are some stark statistics: While 84 percent of high-income ...

August 11, 2011

What to Know Before an Overnight Campus Stay

Touring colleges during the day and watching students go to class is one part of campus life. But it is on an overnight stay where prospective students get a true flavor of a school. What to know before you go? Rather than visiting on your own, it's best if you arrange an overnight through the adm...

July 29, 2011

Crafting College-Specific Admissions Essays

After wrapping up visits to college campuses this summer, many high school seniors are thinking about what schools they liked and why. The application for some requires students to translate those thoughts into an essay that answers the question: "Why do you want to go to X university?" This is a t...

June 29, 2011

Seizing on the Advantages of a Summer College Visit

Summer may not be the ideal time to visit a college because it can feel empty without students on campus. But the reality for families is that's when it is often most convenient. It's hard to get away during the school year when students are juggling demanding classes, studying for the SAT, working,...

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