NACAC Virtual College Fair April 3
NACAC Virtual College Fair April 3
For weeks, your daughter has anxiously checked her account on College X’s portal. She refreshes her email several times each day and even treks out to the snail mailbox to see if her fate has been delivered there. She is hoping for an acceptance to her first-choice college, one that was chosen carefully after an exhausting college search. The letter arrives. She was rejected. Now what?
Citing concerns for student mental health, the university is reducing the maximum number of credits engineers can take
Discover how to become a competitive applicant to selective colleges
Students with disabilities often wonder whether to discuss their diagnoses on college applications. It’s a great question, and a very personal decision.
Stop worrying about work experience and connections; students can follow these 11 guidelines to make the most out of your LinkedIn profile.
Forty-five million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student debt. Here’s why my daughter won’t be one of them.
Don’t think about the “Why Major” essay as an attempt to gaze into a crystal ball and predict the rest of your career, much less where you’ll be in the next four years. Think about what you’re interested in now and let that be the guiding force.
St. Joseph’s will be among the first traditional college campuses in the country to offer such an option. A large three-story house on campus, it can accommodate up to 17 students.
In the absence of SAT/ACT scores, the rest of the UC and CSU applications are now relatively more important. How will they use this information to evaluate students’ applications.
Colleges utilize five types of application deadlines. As students plan for college, an understanding of how each type can affect their admissions chances as well as how a deadline at one college can limit the deadline choice at another college should be a key part of planning the admissions process. The deadline types and the […]
With every new year, the landscape of college admission and application outcomes increasingly perplex me. A
Thursday, February 24, 2022 4pm – 8pm (ET) Find out more and register here. Click here for a list of the many schools participating.
Of the different types of college applications, this one can often be the most confusing. What does it mean exactly? And how “binding” is it? And what about financial aid?
The number of undergraduates nationwide is now down 5.1% compared to two years ago — a loss of nearly 1 million students.
The financial return to college is not the same for everyone. Students who major in certain fields—especially engineering, computer science, finance, economics, and nursing—dramatically increase the chance that they will earn back the cost of their education. Economic returns for other majors aren’t nearly as strong, and many students who choose low-paying majors are worse off […]
9 MYTHS DEBUNKED – there are many amazing schools out there that you will overlook simply by putting on blinders based on something you heard.
Advanced Placement vs. Dual Enrollment. A constant conversation and one with many considerations. As students progress through high school, course offerings typically increase, giving students a wide variety of options. These are often listed in your high school’s course catalog, and it’s helpful to consider all of your options before committing to courses.
As we inch toward March, and thus the release of admission decisions from the University of California (UC) institutions, many students are wondering how they evaluate applications. After all, UCLA received a whopping 139,485 applications from the class of 2021, but could only admit 15,004, which is a 10.8% acceptance rate–so who’s getting in and how?
According to the most recent addition of State of College Admissions, 62.1% of colleges view high school curriculum with “considerable importance.” Only 7.3% say the strength of the curriculum is of “no importance.” Other top spots include grades in college prep courses and grades in all courses. So why does curriculum matter? While you may […]
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Learn what weighted GPA means to college admissions—it’s different than you think. If you’re an ambitious high school student, you probably already have your high school transcript stacked with AP, Honors, and advanced level coursework. After all, most colleges consider the rigor of your high school course load a top criterion in the selection process […]
Humboldt State has a new name and an updated mission as a polytechnic university, a move aimed at increasing sagging enrollment at an underused campus with high-demand STEM education and research offerings.
My kid got accepted to his top choice college, but we didn’t get aid. Can we ask for more money? It’s a common question. The short answer is YES, you can always ask the school for more aid.Of course, there’s no guarantee that they will give you more. There’s definitely a strategy and timing involved to […]
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