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New Study Finds That Colleges Don't Need the SAT or the ACT

New Study Finds That Colleges Don't Need the SAT or the ACT | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
A major new study by the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) looked at the college performance of eight cohorts of students from 33 colleges and universities. These 33 inst...
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But for now, guys, the SAT ain't going away...

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5 Things Admissions Officers Look For in the Application Essay

5 Things Admissions Officers Look For in the Application Essay | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
  Within your college application, your personal statement is your one opportunity for the admissions officer to “meet you”, to visualize the person behind the numbers. While no essay can save an unqualified application, an outstanding essay can push an otherwise mediocre application ...
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Impact of Major on Career Path for 15600 Williams College Alums - Satyan Devadoss

Impact of Major on Career Path for 15600 Williams College Alums - Satyan Devadoss | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Satyan Devadoss Williams Mathematics
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Great visual to show students the impact of undergrad degrees - more fuel for the Liberal Arts discussion

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Report Underscores Key Role of High School Counselors in College Transition

Report Underscores Key Role of High School Counselors in College Transition | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
A new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows administrators value time spent on college counseling, although most guidance departments devote less than 20 percent of their time to that task.
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Is an American degree worth the cost?

Is an American degree worth the cost? | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
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Nowhere in the world does it cost as much to go to university as it does in the US. Some private universities here cost more than $50,000 (£38,000) per year just for tuition, and that doesn't cover accommodation, food, or even books (remember those?).

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U.S. Universities With the Most International Students - US News

U.S. Universities With the Most International Students - US News | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
At each of these 10 schools, more than 14 percent of the student body is international.
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Looking for a university with a good level of international students?

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How The University Of Michigan Is Bringing Mental Health Care To Its Student Athletes

How The University Of Michigan Is Bringing Mental Health Care To Its Student Athletes | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Will Heininger, a sport management major at the University of Michigan, was living what was supposed to be a dream. He was playing football for UM, a school that shapes the entire character of Ann Arbor, the city where Heininger grew up. But at 19, h...
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How to Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

How to Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
High school seniors—are you playing hide-and-seek with your motivation?
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How Social Media Can Affect College Admissions

How Social Media Can Affect College Admissions | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Social media is a teens go-to communication tool. From Facebook, to Twitter, to Instagram, to Snapchat, students are sharing their lives online. Kids
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12% of college admission applicants were rejected because of what the college saw on social media

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Counselling - What NOT to do during your admissions process….

Pastoral and Careers Counselling @NISChina
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That all-important "money talk"

That all-important "money talk" | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
  It's never too early to talk to your teens about college costs and what is expected of them once they take that much anticipated journey. If they understand the family's financial situation and know what they will be expected to contribute towards college costs, they can start ...
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What You Should NEVER Say In Your Personal Statement

What You Should NEVER Say In Your Personal Statement | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Talk about the most dreaded essay of college application season. Personal statements are your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions staff at your future school. They’re a written embo...
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Should you guess on the SAT?

Should you guess on the SAT? | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
There's a ton of conflicting advice about this on the web, and many teachers/guidance counselors/test prep tutors get this wrong. I'm not the only one who will give you sound advice here. Experts w...
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Remedial classes for undergraduates

Remedial classes for undergraduates | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it

Universities are being forced to lay on remedial classes for new undergraduates because many are struggling to write essays, use grammar and punctuation and build arguments.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Mom-Approved Tips: How Will You Make the Final College Choice?

Mom-Approved Tips: How Will You Make the Final College Choice? | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
  The May 1st decision deadline is approaching and families are anguishing over that final college choice. The college your student chooses will be her home for the next four years. It will be her extended family. Her choice should take into consideration those two facts. But how will you ...
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Choices, choices...and the deadline approaches. Where are you going?

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Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper

Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
I graduated from Harvard in 2006, and have spent eight of the last nine years working as an admissions officer for my alma mater. A low-level volunteer, sure, but an official one all the same. I served as one of thousands of alumni volunteers around the world—a Regional Representative for my local Schools Committee, if you want to get technical. And, as a Regional Rep, my duties fell somewhere between Harvard recruiter and Harvard gatekeeper.
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EducationUSA | Financial Aid Updates

EducationUSA | Financial Aid Updates | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
EducationUSA is a great resource for international students for information on: student visas, university fairs, college applications and financial aid. Study in the USA!
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Celebrating School Counselors

Celebrating School Counselors | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
With National School Counseling Week the first week of February, find out ways administrators, teachers, parents, and students can honor and celebrate school counselors.
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Nice to be appreciated! Had a round of applause after a talk yesterday too - feeling good about school counselling! 

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University applications at record high

University applications at record high | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
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Does this mean the barriers to H Ed are falling?

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Becoming a College Parent - Smart College Visit

Becoming a College Parent - Smart College Visit | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
help without hurting
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Timely advice for parents...

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High School Classes Versus College Classes: What's the Deal?

High School Classes Versus College Classes: What's the Deal? | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
It’s really easy to get caught up with all the fun stuff a college has to offer, be it a gorgeous campus, extracurricular activities or school spirit, that sometimes we forget the real reason we go...
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5 College Planning Pain Points - Smart College Visit

5 College Planning Pain Points - Smart College Visit | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
What's your pain point in planning for college? Here are 5 top college planning pain points shared via #CampusChat along with tips to ease the pain.
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Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes

Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map.
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They are indeed. If in doubt, let me give them call and talk to someone - we've had offers changed on the basis of explaining the IB to college personally....

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Rox and Roll: Parents: let Harvard go

Rox and Roll: Parents: let Harvard go | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
As a former admissions officer for two "elite" schools -- one Ivy and one West Coast Ivy-equivalent -- I am in a unique position to offer some insights for parents that may be of help in raising healthful teens. Exasperated...
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Perfection isn't a worthy aim, and it doesn't guarantee anything

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How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Apps

How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Apps | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
By Megan Shuffleton

As members of the infamous Millennial Generation, a lot of us are users of social media websites. And it’s not just Facebook anymore -– Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram and Foursquare are all big names in the social...
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14 Crucial College Prep Topics for 2014 - #11 Ten Things Every College Applicant Must Know

14 Crucial College Prep Topics for 2014 - #11 Ten Things Every College Applicant Must Know | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
During a  visit to a major university, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the application processing center and speak with the employees who handle the thousands and thousands of pieces of ...
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