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January 12, 2011

Knowing Graduation Rates Affects College Decision

Knowing how well colleges do in graduating students makes a difference to parents in choosing a school, a study released today by the American Enterprise Institute shows. Providing graduation-rate information positively affects a parent's choice when looking at two separate public, four-year colleg...

January 07, 2011

Financial Aid Application Season Begins for College Students

Filling out the FAFSA is the first step in the financial-aid process.

January 04, 2011

College Applicants Turn Camera on Themselves for Essays

High school students are so tech savvy, it was just a matter of time before their college application began to reflect that. Check out the article in the Washington Post today about students making video essays for their college applications. Is it a fad or a trend to stay? We'll see. In this compet...

December 28, 2010

High School Counselors Lack Training in College Admissions

Counselors' inadequate preparation can hinder college access for first-generation, minority students, an expert in admissions counseling writes.

December 19, 2010

Early Decision Up, Yet Still Small Part of Admissions Pie

Lunch rooms, hallways and Facebook are abuzz with news of who got in where as colleges begin to send out early decision and early action notices this month. Perhaps I'm hearing about it more because I have a high school student or is this the new pathway into college? First, to clarify the terms: ...

November 29, 2010

College Application Essay Increasing in Importance

With the college application essay gaining importance in admissions decisions, an expert offers prospective students some advice.

November 08, 2010

Colleges Boast Growing Application Pools

To make their schools look even more selective, colleges love to publicize the number of applications they receive each year. Once they tell about the thousands of students who apply, they then share the small percentage of students they actually welcome to their campuses. Proclaiming just a 7 perc...

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