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March 24, 2014

Keeping Perspective in the College-Admissions Process

Counselors encourage students to consider a range of college offers beyond the brand-name schools and not to take rejection personally.

March 20, 2014

College Students Increasingly Transfer Across State Lines, Study Finds

Two new studies out this week track trends in college transfer rates, a reminder to high school students that where they first enroll may not be where they finish.

March 13, 2014

Education Community Discusses What Redesigned SAT Will Mean to Students

Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.

February 10, 2014

K-12 and Higher Education Often Fail to Collaborate Effectively, Survey Says

A recent survey of leaders in the K-12 and higher education shows a desire to work together to create a seamless pathway between the sectors, but finds that barriers persist.

January 13, 2014

Obama Push for College-Rating System Sparks Skepticism From Higher Ed.

New emails released from the U.S. Department of Education reflect concern about the Obama administration's plans to devise a college-rating system.

November 27, 2013

Be Thankful Seniors: Fewer Grads May Mean Less Competition for College

Admissions offers may be easier to obtain this year with a decline in the number of high school graduates.

November 07, 2013

Article Outlines Ways to Reduce Stress of College-Admissions Process

A study from the Journal of College Admissions offers suggestions for high school counselors to help students ease anxiety in college search process

November 06, 2013

College Mentoring Program for At-Risk Students Shows Benefits

An evaluation of the Minnesota-based College Possible mentoring program finds low-income students who participated were more likely to enroll in a four-year college, and to attend a more-selective institution.

November 01, 2013

Students Not Bothered That Colleges Are Checking Them Out Online More

Nearly one-third of admissions officers surveyed say they have checked out an applicant's online profile, while the practice doesn't concern most students.

October 30, 2013

Keeping Perspective on the College-Selection Process

As high school students apply to colleges this fall, it's best to remember that just 2 percent of schools take less than 25 percent of their applicants.

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