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July 29, 2015

Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students

School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.

July 23, 2015

Groups Push to Alert Students of Troubled Colleges in New Consumer Tool

A coalition of nearly 50 organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that information on colleges facing government litigation be included in upcoming federal college tool.

December 29, 2014

As College Deadlines Loom, Seniors Urged to Keep Perspective on Fit Over Selectivity

As high school seniors fret about college applications before early January deadlines, research shows there is more to selecting a good school than selectivity.

December 23, 2014

Effective College Advising in High School Tied to Time and Attitude

The Education Commission of the States has compiled research on effective school counseling practices that can increase college-going rates.

December 04, 2014

White House Hosts Second College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington

Leaders from education, business, and philanthropy are expected to participate in today's summit, bringing with them 600 pledges for action to improve students' college access and success.

November 24, 2014

College Admissions Officers Increasingly Check Out Students' Online Profiles

New surveys from Kaplan Test Prep find that about one-third of admissions officers look for more information about an applicant through their social media activity; most students have no problem with the practice.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

November 11, 2014

School-Day College Application Campaign Expands

The American College Application Campaign is helping students in 4,000 high schools in all 50 states complete applications during the school day.

October 31, 2014

First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.

October 23, 2014

Students Teach School Counselors to Use College Access Apps

College Summit hosts a series of App-a-thons to teach counselors and students about new mobile and web apps to help in the college-search process.

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