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This Could Be Your Best Way to Apply to College

This Could Be Your Best Way to Apply to College | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Rolling admissions give students more time and flexibility in applying to colleges. Here's how to make these programs work for you.
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To Get A College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books

To Get A College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Think playing on sports' travel team will help your kids get a college scholarship? Think again. Commentator John U. Bacon advises that they hit the books instead.
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Before You Scream at Your School Counselor | Huffington Post

Before You Scream at Your School Counselor | Huffington Post | college search 101 | Scoop.it
You've worked so hard to schedule, prepare, and nudge your high school senior to apply to college on time. You shared that small thrill when they hi
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Your child looks to you to set the model for handling adversity
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What a College's 'Official' Acceptance Rate May Be Hiding From You

What a College's 'Official' Acceptance Rate May Be Hiding From You | college search 101 | Scoop.it
When it comes to college acceptance rates, your mathematical chances of being admitted to a top college could vary dramatically depending on the applicant pool you're in.
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Colleges like to admit students they know will enroll, and that’s exactly what early decision applicants are.
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College admission counselors raise concerns over packaging of PLUS loans to students' parents

College admission counselors raise concerns over packaging of PLUS loans to students' parents | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Admissions counselors raise concerns over some colleges packaging PLUS loans in financial aid award letters, possibly misleading families about cost of attendance.
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Including PLUS with other forms of financial aid can make a family’s total cost look smaller than it actually is.
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If Colleges Are Commodities, Here's What Consumers Should Ask

If Colleges Are Commodities, Here's What Consumers Should Ask | college search 101 | Scoop.it
As a potential consumer of a college education, it's important to do your due diligence. Go beyond the glitter to the substance before investing your money and your child.
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Good practices in undergraduate education
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Little-Known Ways to Pay In-State Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Colleges

Little-Known Ways to Pay In-State Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Colleges | college search 101 | Scoop.it
A public college in another state may not be out of your financial reach.
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Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes - ED.gov Blog

These four-year public colleges offer their students an affordable higher education, with relatively high salaries. As students weigh the costs and benefits of higher education, it’s especially important to find schools that can offer them the best possible outcomes. For students looking for a high return on investment, these institutions may offer good opportunities. CollegeContinue Reading
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Harvard Students Help Create Unofficial Admissions Guide | News | The Harvard Crimson

Harvard Students Help Create Unofficial Admissions Guide | News | The Harvard Crimson | college search 101 | Scoop.it
​A group of students from Harvard and several other universities have produced and distributed a free college admissions guide to about 40,000 public school leaders nationwide.
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More people enroll in college even with rising price tag, report finds

More people enroll in college even with rising price tag, report finds | college search 101 | Scoop.it
The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education releases its first report, using data to lay out a broad picture of students at today's two- and four-year colleges.
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Forty percent of students complete a bachelor’s degree in four years and 60 percent graduate in six years.
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Yale’s new application questions give away the key things elite colleges want to see from students

Yale’s new application questions give away the key things elite colleges want to see from students | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Yale is making some changes to its freshman application. While high school students applying to the elite US university were previously given free rein on its secondary essay requirement ("Reflect on something you would like us to know about you"), applicants this year will face a set of newly specific questions: What is a community t
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Is the SAT Hard? Expert Analysis of 8 Key Factors

How hard is the SAT, really? We explain the factors that determine if the test will be difficult for you and offer some tips on making it easier.
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Ultimately, the difficulty level of the test depends on how much you prepare.
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The new tool colleges are using in admissions decisions: big data

The new tool colleges are using in admissions decisions: big data | college search 101 | Scoop.it
The same big data techniques that are transforming other industries are seeping into the college and university admissions process to help predict whether students will succeed and graduate.
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How interested an applicant was is heavily correlated with the student who is going to be a good fit and stay on past the first year.
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A Guide to Getting a Bachelor’s Abroad

A Guide to Getting a Bachelor’s Abroad | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Opportunities for earning an undergraduate degree on foreign soil, taught in English, are growing by the year. And the price is right: In some countries, it’s free.
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Applicants must pick a major and stick to it (UK).
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3 Reasons Why Your Kid's Good Grades Won't Pay for College

3 Reasons Why Your Kid's Good Grades Won't Pay for College | college search 101 | Scoop.it
There are 3 common situations where students aren't going to qualify for enough academic scholarships to pay for college.
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The students who get academic scholarships are those that apply to colleges offering money to convince them to attend.
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Final Tips for Early Decision Applications

Students applying early to their top-choice colleges should review these final tips for early decision applications to ensure they're ready to hit submit!
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Students should only apply in the early round if they’re 100% ready and know that the institution is their top-choice.
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The Sisyphean Task of Calculating College Tuition

The Sisyphean Task of Calculating College Tuition | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Despite an array of calculating tools, comparing financial-aid packages is still an incredibly dense and circular process.
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Most students pay a discounted rate for college known as the “net price”: the full cost of going to a college—tuition, room and board, books, transportation, and student fees—minus grants and scholarships.
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Everything You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA This Year

Everything You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA This Year | college search 101 | Scoop.it
All your questions about FAFSA answered, including when to fill out the financial aid form and steps to maximize the amount of aid you get.
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These 10 States Do the Worst Job Preparing Kids for College

These 10 States Do the Worst Job Preparing Kids for College | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Students fork out $1.3 billion a year in order to learn the basic material their high schools were supposed to teach them.
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Maryland is #7
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KGrill Daily Digest

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Educating Generations X, Y, and Z by KGrill
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The October 1st FAFSA Filing Date Is Not A Deadline, Despite Erroneous Reports

The October 1st FAFSA Filing Date Is Not A Deadline, Despite Erroneous Reports | college search 101 | Scoop.it
The problem is that several media outlets are stoking the notion that all families must now file their FAFSA college financial aid form by or on the October 1st, 2016 deadline. Except it is NOT a deadline at all and never was. It is an option or a starting line at worst, but definitely NOT a deadline.
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Why students who do well in high school bomb in college

Why students who do well in high school bomb in college | college search 101 | Scoop.it
These traits separate the successful students from the not-so-successful ones.
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Research shows that differences in students’ high school GPAs explain only about 20 percent of the differences between students’ college GPAs.
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College Planning Blog - Best College Fit

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he best time for your student to submit her ED application is when she is ready. There is no real strategic advantage to applying well ahead of the deadline. I do suggest trying to submit a week in advance of the deadline.
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10 Things You Should Know About the 2017 US News College Rankings

10 Things You Should Know About the 2017 US News College Rankings | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Discusses the top 50 colleges in US News Best College Rankings including graduation rates, financial aid, and methodology.
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The top 50 colleges in US News Best College Rankings for National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges represent just under 10% of all full-time undergraduates.
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