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December 31, 2013

Common Application Gears Up for Busiest Day of the Year

After a fall plagued by technical glitches, officials with the Common Application pledge additional support to help with the expected high volume of applications at year's end.

October 21, 2013

Common Application Works to Address Glitches, Offers Apology

As students face technical problems trying to apply to complete the electronic Common App, officials offer an apology and commitment to improved service.

October 22, 2012

Changes Coming to Common College Application Next Year

Officials from the Common Application announce changes for 2013 standard form.

September 25, 2012

Weighing SAT and ACT Scores in College Admissions

A survey of admissions officers finds 18 percent feel submitting both an ACT and SAT score gives students an advantage.

May 29, 2012

More Top-Tier Colleges in Rankings Doesn't Mean Better Quality

Researchers critique value of college rankings and encourage student to look beyond the lists for right fit.

February 21, 2012

Feedback Requested on Federal Tools for College Comparisons

Administration seeking feedback on new draft of college scorecard to help students compare value and affordability of schools.

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

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 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 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.

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