Category: College Admissions

Fall College Planning For High School Seniors

Posted on September 25th, 2014

If you’re a high school senior, fall can be a busy time.

Between gathering teachers’ recommendations, writing essays, and trying to boost your SAT/ACT score and G.P.A. one last time, the college application process can leave many students overwhelmed.

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Class of 2018 College Acceptance Rates

Posted on April 15th, 2014

College admissions offers are out–and despite college applications being down at some colleges, it was a tough year to get into college.

Especially if you applied to Stanford. The college accepted a record-low 5 percent of its applicants this year.

Applicants to other top colleges like Yale University, the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology didn’t have it much easier. The colleges accepted 6.3, 8 and 8 percent of applicants, respectively.

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First-generation students benefit from starting at a community college

Posted on March 24th, 2014

"This is suggestive evidence that some four-year college drop-outs may have greater postsecondary success at two-year colleges. " -- Erin Dunlop Velez

One of the knocks against community colleges has been that students who complete two-year degrees are less likely to continue on and complete their bachelor’s degree than their peers at four-year colleges. This was confirmed back in 2009, when Bridget Terry Long and Michal Kurlaender found that students who initially began at community colleges were 14.5% less likely […]

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Big changes to the SAT coming Spring 2016

Posted on March 12th, 2014

Just when you thought you had the format down, changes are coming to the SAT.

The reason for the changes, according to David Coleman, president of the College Board, the organization that creates and administers the SAT, is that the SAT and ACT have “become disconnected from the work of our high schools.”

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Beware: your tweets could prevent you from getting into college

Posted on November 13th, 2013

As much as we’d like to think our social media profiles are our own private broadcast forums and we can say what we want with no repercussions, it isn’t true in today’s world. Unfortunately, when it comes to college admissions, it seems free speech doesn’t apply.

College admissions officers are increasingly checking prospective students’ social media profiles and factoring these into the admissions process.

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