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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.

October 21, 2014

Online Training Launched to Improve College Access Advising

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

School Income Level Continues to be Big Predictor of College Enrollment

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

With Many College Grads Adrift, Experts Urge New Focus on Academics

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

Study Rejects Notion That Selective College Boosts Graduation Chances

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

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

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.

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