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What Do Colleges Want?

What Do Colleges Want? | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Most colleges publish information about their costs and information about admissions on their website.
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Most U.S. colleges do not fully meet the financial needs of their students, even when federal student loans are considered. Families are expected to find the extra money themselves, often through parental or private student loans.
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The Ideal College Values You for What You Offer

The Ideal College Values You for What You Offer | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Fit, more than rankings, rhetoric or emotional logic that is bound to emerge, is the greatest determinant of success in both gaining admission and completing the degree requirements at a given college or university.
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the best place for you—the ideal college—will be the place that values you for what you have to offer
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Colleges are increasingly admitting students conditionally — as sophomores

Colleges are increasingly admitting students conditionally — as sophomores | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Some universities are telling applicants to go elsewhere as freshmen and enter as sophomores. This helps them balance their own enrollments.
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conditional admission — also called deferred admission, alternative admission, conditional transfer and provisional admission — comes from the competitive and enrollment pressures
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Survey: Business leaders believe students are learning skills but not those needed to advance

Survey: Business leaders believe students are learning skills but not those needed to advance | college search 101 | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.
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When we talk about the liberal education, it’s often in terms of lifelong learning and preparing students not only for their first job, but for their last job"
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