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October 27, 2011

New Approach to College Ranking Based on Student Choice

Today, yet another new ranking of colleges is out—this listing ordered by student choice. Parchment, an education data company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., released Parchment Top-Choice College Rankings based on actual student-enrollment decisions. The colleges were ranked based solely on the d...

October 19, 2011

New Snapshot of College-Admissions Process

More students are applying to an increasing number of colleges, while acceptance rates are slightly down, a report released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling today reveals. The 2011 State of College Admission by the Arlington, Va.-based education association, finds that 7...

October 14, 2011

Answers to Common FAQs About the Common App

High school students across the country are busily wrapping up their Common Apps this month to make the first round of deadlines in a college-application season that, for many, will not end until Dec. 31. So much for the plan to do it over the summer. The reality is that there will be many late ni...

October 12, 2011

Revising Facebook Pages Before Applying to College

Along with polishing up essays, students applying for college might be smart to spend time reviewing their online presence and revising their social-media profiles. Admissions counselors are checking out applicants' Facebook pages. The latest survey by Kaplan Test Prep shows 24 percent say they hav...

October 07, 2011

Student Film Gives Voice to Struggle to Pay for College

Madena Henderson tells her story of beating the odds in Troy, N.Y., in the documentary "The Haves and the Have Nots".

October 04, 2011

New Online Tool to Help Students in College-Search Process

A website—Acceptly.com—launches today to help high school students keep organized and tap into resources needed in the college-search process. The free, online site has sections with information on academics, activities, testing, college choice, applications, and financial aid. There ar...

September 26, 2011

New Haven Creates PreK-8 College-Going Curriculum

A new curriculum being developed in Yale University's backyard aims to instill a college-going attitude in students as early as preschool, with students from pre-K through 8th grade spending one day a month focused on college-going skills, from goal-setting to financial literacy.

September 22, 2011

New Projections Out for College Enrollment and Completion

During the next decade, high school enrollment is expected to decline, while the number of students going to college will continue to increase. And more Americans will be completing postsecondary certificates and degrees, but not likely at the rate many hoped if the country is to become the world's ...

September 13, 2011

U.S. News Best Colleges List Unveiled Today

It's out. U.S. News and World Report has posted its 2012 Best Colleges rankings.

August 29, 2011

Top Ten Questions for Prospective Students to Ask Colleges

As Hurricane Irene was predicted to hit about the time many college students were moving into dorms, it was interesting to see the varying responses from institutions. Some evacuated or delayed arrivals on campus, while others went ahead with the scheduled move-ins or left it up to families. I know ...

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