Counselors encourage students to consider a range of college offers beyond the brand-name schools and not to take rejection personally.
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March 24, 2014
March 20, 2014
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
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
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
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
Admissions offers may be easier to obtain this year with a decline in the number of high school graduates.
November 07, 2013
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
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
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
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.