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March 25, 2011

Gaston Caperton to Leave College Board Presidency Next Year

College Board President Gaston Caperton announced today he will be stepping down on June 30, 2012. He has held the position since 1999. Caperton delivered the news at a meeting of the organization's Board of Trustees in Reston, Va. today. Under Caperton's reign, the College Board membership has gro...

March 17, 2011

Bored With Studying for the SAT? Now There's a Phone App

Thousands of high school students across the country racked their brains on Saturday striving for the perfect SAT score. Many will take it again with hopes of boosting their score. To up their chances, some will sign up for classes, buy prep books, or go online to practice. Now, there's an app for ...

March 15, 2011

Looking Beyond the Rankings to Find the Right College Fit

In searching for colleges, the parent looks to the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings. The son looks at where he can play ultimate Frisbee. Who's right? Marty O'Connell, executive director of the nonprofit organization Colleges That Change Lives, maintains that unless the parent p...

March 14, 2011

College Process Not So Complex, New Poll Reveals

Contrary to the hype about the college-application process, the College Board finds most parents and students don't think the process is overly complex.

March 07, 2011

Colleges Need to Be Innovative to Support Diverse Learners

To help more students be successful in college and be prepared for the work world, experts gathered at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Council on Education, said that colleges need to be innovative and rethink the way they serve an increasingly diverse student body. Here are some ideas floa...

March 04, 2011

Mentors Guide High School Students Through College Process

Educators and policymakers are anxious for answers to "what works" when it comes to getting more students into college. One low-cost intervention that seems to pay off: Pairing high school students with college mentors to help them through the application process. Researchers who did randomized ex...

February 25, 2011

Harvard and Princeton Return to Early-Action Policies

After eliminating early-action programs four years ago, Harvard University and Princeton University announced Thursday that both institutions would restore them this fall. When the universities made the move in 2006, the hope was that other schools would follow suit, but the trend didn't catch on. ...

February 23, 2011

Grim Economy Has Colleges Looking Closer at Ability to Pay

Colleges and universities struggling to make ends meet are looking more closely at applicants' financial status as one way to boost revenues, according to an article, Buying Your Way into College, in The Wall Street Journal last weekend. Many schools begin by admitting part of the class without reg...

February 07, 2011

New Facebook App Predicts College Acceptance Chances

A new Facebook app matches student profiles colleges and universities to predict the likelihood of the student making the cut.

February 07, 2011

Hovering Parents Don't Do Kids a Favor in the College Search

This generation of playdate-arranging, safety-obsessed, achievement-oriented parents often has a hard time letting the child take the lead in the college process. But, the experts say, we must.

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