Knowing how well colleges do in graduating students makes a difference to parents in choosing a school, a study released today by the American Enterprise Institute shows. Providing graduation-rate information positively affects a parent's choice when looking at two separate public, four-year colleg...
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January 12, 2011
January 11, 2011
Students in a high school program that combines strong academics, demanding technical education, and real-world experience were more likely to go on to college than their peers, new research shows.
January 07, 2011
Filling out the FAFSA is the first step in the financial-aid process.
January 04, 2011
High school students are so tech savvy, it was just a matter of time before their college application began to reflect that. Check out the article in the Washington Post today about students making video essays for their college applications. Is it a fad or a trend to stay? We'll see. In this compet...
December 28, 2010
Counselors' inadequate preparation can hinder college access for first-generation, minority students, an expert in admissions counseling writes.
December 19, 2010
Lunch rooms, hallways and Facebook are abuzz with news of who got in where as colleges begin to send out early decision and early action notices this month. Perhaps I'm hearing about it more because I have a high school student or is this the new pathway into college? First, to clarify the terms: ...
December 05, 2010
Overwhelmed by all the options for college? Can't possibly visit the dozen campuses that your high school student wants to see? Technology is once again stepping in to save us time. In this case, it's with online virtual tours of college campuses. YourCampus360.com started producing virtual walking...
November 30, 2010
Every family I know seems to have had this discussion lately: Does it matter where you go to college?
November 29, 2010
With the college application essay gaining importance in admissions decisions, an expert offers prospective students some advice.
November 19, 2010
More applications than ever are pouring into admissions offices at the nation's colleges, and that is raising concerns about access to higher education.