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.
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November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014
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
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
The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.
October 23, 2014
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.
October 21, 2014
The National College Access Network has launched a professional development training platform to better equip counselors who assist students in the college search process.
October 14, 2014
The second annual National Student Clearinghouse Resource Center Benchmarks Report analyzes the college-going patterns of 3.5 million students and finds income is the prime predictor.
September 02, 2014
In a push to attract students, often colleges emphasize campus life perks over quality of academics, cautions author of new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift.
August 07, 2014
A new study finds high school preparation and finances are key factors in college completion, dispelling notion that selectivity of a school is an advantage.
August 05, 2014
New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.