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December 05, 2010

Virtual Campus Tours Give Students New Perspective

Overwhelmed by all the options for college? Can't possibly visit the dozen campuses that your high school student wants to see? Technology is once again stepping in to save us time. In this case, it's with online virtual tours of college campuses. started producing virtual walking...

November 30, 2010

Debate on Value of Big Name Colleges Continues

Every family I know seems to have had this discussion lately: Does it matter where you go to college?

November 24, 2010

New Tool to Assess College Readiness in High Schools

Think your school is doing a good job of preparing students for life beyond high school. How about getting an outsider's take?

November 19, 2010

Rise in College Applications Raises Concerns About Access

More applications than ever are pouring into admissions offices at the nation's colleges, and that is raising concerns about access to higher education.

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...

October 25, 2010

Ivy League Mentors Give Advice to College-Bound Students

We can give students all the advice we want about the college-application process, but what they really listen to are other students. Now, a group of 45 students at Ivy League schools are offering their services as mentors to college-bound students through a new website called IvyAlly. Some of the ...

October 21, 2010

Students Applying to More Colleges and More Online

Feel like the college-application process is ramping up? Now a report, released yesterday, confirms it. Each year, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors surveys counseling and admission officers to learn more about what's happening in the field and track trends in admission an...

October 13, 2010

It Pays to Comparison Shop When It Comes to College

College is too costly these days not to shop around. In his paper, "Is College Worth the Investment?" Mark Schneider, a former official at the U.S. Department of Education and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, finds the answer on the value of higher education...

September 22, 2010

Legacy Preferences: Giving an Unfair Leg Up to the Wealthy?

Are legacy preferences for college admissions un-American, or is the concern overblown? Academics, policy experts, and attorneys weigh in.

September 07, 2010

Getting Parents and Kids to Be Savvy About Paying for College

What most families are thinking about these days when it comes to choosing a college is money

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