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October 02, 2014

New Online Resource for Latino Students

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute launched an online database to connect students with resources to improve readiness and access to higher education.

September 25, 2014

Common Application Expected to Expand With New Policy

The online application organization will no longer require member colleges to ask for essays or recommendations, broadening the potential pool of members using the service next fall.

August 11, 2014

Local Networks Pool Resources to Boost College-Going Rates

Michigan has set up 50 local college action networks to leverage community resources to get more students into college.

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...

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