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EU Student Cost Debate | New York Times

EU Student Cost Debate | New York Times | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
The presence of Dutch students in Flemish universities, like German students in the Netherlands, raises questions on who benefits from public subsidies.
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The not-so-simple calculus behind choosing whether or not to go to college

The not-so-simple calculus behind choosing whether or not to go to college | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Because simple charts are more efficient than most economies these days.Read: What a joint business and law degree gets you
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How Parents Around the World Describe Their Children, in Charts

How Parents Around the World Describe Their Children, in Charts | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
A fascinating new study reveals that Americans are more likely to call their children "intelligent," while European parents focus on happiness and balance. Here's why.
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Recommendation Letter Quiz: You make the call

Recommendation Letter Quiz: You make the call | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
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I always enjoy reading Parke Muth's blog. See his post (and quiz) about the art of the recommendation letter.

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"Admissions Advice from Penn" via Shaun McElroy's excellent blog: International Counselor

"Admissions Advice from Penn" via Shaun McElroy's excellent blog: International Counselor | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

via www.internationalcounselor.org

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"Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at Penn, appeared on NBC’s Today Show offering up some advice and insight." -Shaun McElroy

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Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It)

Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It) | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Our brightest poor students are overwhelmingly unlikely to apply to our best schools, and it's bad news -- for social mobility, for economic growth, and for income equality.
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University challenge: Have the new UK tuition-fees affected students' degree choices?

University challenge: Have the new UK tuition-fees affected students' degree choices? | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

A brave new world awaits the class of 2012 as they embark upon their university careers (or not) later this month. It is not just that fees are rising to up to £9,000 a year – prompting just over 50,000 fewer applicants for courses this year.

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One in four freshmen now starts in January, not August | Hechinger Report

One in four freshmen now starts in January, not August | Hechinger Report | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

When she graduated from her high school in Pittsburgh last spring, Mikaela Molstre didn’t follow her classmates to college. She went to Africa instead and worked in an orphanage.

That convinced her that she wanted to become a social worker, and this month Molstre is beginning as a freshman at Cedarville University, a Christian college in Cedarville, Ohio.

“There is definitely a little anxiety” about starting school in January and not August, Molstre says. But that was better than going to college with no idea of what she wanted to do.

 

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"Voice" and the college admission essay | from Parke Muth's blog: Only Connect

"Voice" and the college admission essay | from Parke Muth's blog: Only Connect | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it

This is an essay I have used in workshops for many years.

Questions:
When you read this essay did you laugh?

Why?

If you did laugh, What does this say about you, given that this college essay describes the death of a loved one?

Do you think this is the 'voice' the author usually uses with his friends?

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In Defense of Rankings

In Defense of Rankings | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Deriding these lists has become something of a pastime both inside and outside the world of higher education. I disagree.
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Interesting perspective from David Van Zandt, President of The New School

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Why Top Colleges Miss Great Students by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers | Washington Monthly

"The real crisis in American higher education is that our best colleges never see a large chunk of our smartest students.


In an important recent study, the economists Caroline Hoxby and Christopher Averyfound that very few high achievers from low-income families ever apply to top colleges, and that the missing applications from these kids largely explain why they’re underrepresented at our leading universities.


At first glance, poor students’ reluctance to aim for the Ivy League might seem to make sense. After all, there’s no way the typical low-income family can afford tuition of $50,000 a year. But in reality, they don’t have to pay anything for these schools.

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'What are you looking at?' and other college application questions

'What are you looking at?' and other college application questions | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
• Stanford University: Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate — and us — know you better.
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Occidental College hand-delivers admit letter!

Two of Occidental's admission counselors join Oswald the Tiger on a trip to Ojai to hand-deliver an acceptance letter to Frank, an Early Decision I candidate...
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(via Lindsay Dold O'Sullivan)

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Smaller U.S. Colleges Try to Crack Chinese Market

Smaller U.S. Colleges Try to Crack Chinese Market | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Community and faith-based colleges are looking abroad for students who can pay full tuition and diversify their campuses.
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North Korea Presentation at The International School of Latvia

North Korea Presentation at The International School of Latvia | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
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On Thursday, my Grade 9 and 11 students listened to Shawn Knudson share his recent experiences in North Korea via Skype. — at The International School of Latvia.

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College Admission: The Kardashian Effect

College Admission: The Kardashian Effect | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
The other night my wife and I were sitting on our deck with guests and long-time friends Nancy and Al Maly from Grinnell.  Among us we have about 60 years of college admission experience, so natura...
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Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How NOT to Fix It)

Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How NOT to Fix It) | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
I graduated from high school in 1977 (I'm 54...to save you the math).  Up until then, I had lived my whole life in Dubuque, a great place to be from, and a city that is probably in better shape tod...
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Response to Derek Thompson's article in The Atlantic---from Jon Boeckenstedt

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The Invisible Gorilla and the College Search

In the late 1990′s, two cognitive psychologists – Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons – conducted a study of visual attentiveness that has since become a landmark in the field. They set a s...
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How a 1 Point Increase on the ACT Can Be Worth $24,000 | The College Solution

How a 1 Point Increase on the ACT Can Be Worth $24,000 | The College Solution | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Making just a slight score improvement on the ACT test can help a student earn a larger scholarship at some schools including Indiana University.
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This illustrates how standardized testing is so financially important for US college applicants.

 

I've never seen it put so plainly.

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Changing Your Schedule Can Hurt Your College Chances

Changing Your Schedule Can Hurt Your College Chances | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
If you send grades to colleges for classes that aren't on that list of classes, colleges are surprised -- and we're not talking the "I was hoping for a Civic for my birthday but got a Maserati" kind of surprised.
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The Most Popular College Majors Broken Down By Gender and Area | Edudemic

The Most Popular College Majors Broken Down By Gender and Area | Edudemic | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Now you'll be able to answer when someone asks you about the most popular college majors or perhaps what the most popular degree is for women versus men.
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Feelings of Ecstasy, and Guilt, About Getting In

Feelings of Ecstasy, and Guilt, About Getting In | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
For Will Walker, a student at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, a dream college acceptance came with a bittersweet feeling.
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A Plea From the Admissions Office to Go for the 'Dangerous' Essay

A Plea From the Admissions Office to Go for the 'Dangerous' Essay | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
An admissions officer advices students to tackle "dangerous questions" in their essays, "questions that require you to stake out a position, to have an opinion and to express something of substance."
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What to Do if You Are Deferred to the Regular Decision Pool

What to Do if You Are Deferred to the Regular Decision Pool | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
It's a bad idea to show up at the admission office to "plead your case." The author, a director of college counseling, provides some proactive steps that deferred students can take.
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Modern Guild | The Role Of Career Counselors Online - Edudemic

Modern Guild | The Role Of Career Counselors Online - Edudemic | >-College Arrow-> | Scoop.it
Modern Guild is an online counseling platform designed to help students better understand their career options.
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