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FAQ College: Frequently Asked Questions about College Admissions and Costs - Do It Yourself College Rankings

Answers to frequently asked questions about finding a college. FAQ college admissions, costs, and general issues.
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Chances are that your biggest scholarship will come from the college you eventually attend. 

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The Truth About the SAT and ACT

The Truth About the SAT and ACT | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Myths abound about standardized tests, but the research is clear: They provide an invaluable measure of how students are likely to perform in college and beyond.
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As high-school GPAs continue to go up because of grade inflation, having the common measure provided by admissions test scores is useful.
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What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process

What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process | college search 101 | Scoop.it
High School counselors use Naviance scattergrams to answer the question “what are my chances?” for a certain college. At worst, the scattergrams represent crushed dreams; at best, they provoke mild anxiety in students. College counselor Will Geiger explains how to use them to your advantage.
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The focus of scattergrams should be on trends and not on absolutes.
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Public and Private Colleges and Universities with the Highest Student Satisfaction Rates

Public and Private Colleges and Universities with the Highest Student Satisfaction Rates | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Deciding on a college home is not an easy choice for high school students. There are so many factors to think about. We know that students are concerned about location, campus activities and academic programs, but what statistics or numbers should they be looking at? Some people say that they should be looking at an institutions graduation and retention states, while I don’t disagree, I think that there is another vital statistic that trumps them all. What am I referring to? Student satisfaction scores. Schools obtain these scores by surveying recent graduates to see how satisfied they were with their …
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The following ranking methodology and weights were used: affordability and access (5%), graduation retention rates (25%), reputation (10%), faculty resources (15%), student selectivity (10%), financial resources (10%) accreditation status of the university and its degree programs (10%), employer and student success surveys (10%), and alumni giving and engagement (5%).
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Undergraduate Colleges | Harvard Law School

Undergraduate Colleges | Harvard Law School | college search 101 | Scoop.it
  The following is a list of the 182 undergraduate institutions represented by the 1L class in the JD program at HLS for the 2017-2018 school yea
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Not where, but what
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Final College Admission To Do’s for High School Seniors January-June 2018

Final College Admission To Do’s for High School Seniors January-June 2018 | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Happy New Year!
2018 is “the beginning of the end” of your high school career. Can you believe it? So you can feel on top of what you need to d
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Dot i's, cross t's, finish strong.
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'Career ready' out of high school? Why the nation needs to let go of that myth

'Career ready' out of high school? Why the nation needs to let go of that myth | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Unlike the days of old, career and technical education in today's high schools doesn't really prepare students for work. Researchers at Georgetown University explain why CTE must be revamped.
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High school curriculums have become one-size-fits all. They no longer have a direct relationship with most college majors or careers.
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Take A 12-Step Approach To The College Process

Take A 12-Step Approach To The College Process | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Ivy Obsessive Disorder (IOD) can be harmful to individuals, relationships and future success. Using a modified 12-step program, it might be possible to step off the prestige-seeking treadmill and focus on simply doing well.
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Once you've freed yourself from that desire, you can focus on the more important task of creating the person you will become. No institution can do that for you.
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Despite concerns of many, early-admissions programs continue to see growing number of applicants

Despite concerns of many, early-admissions programs continue to see growing number of applicants | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Many educators say these programs favor the wealthy, but more and more applications came in this year -- to all kinds of institutions.
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Institutions that haven't had early options in the past are adding them -- and finding demand.
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Essay on the importance of honesty in admissions

Essay on the importance of honesty in admissions | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Jim Jump considers the ethics associated with telling high school students their odds of getting in to certain colleges.
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the tension between loyalty and truth
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Average Debt for Class of 2016 Varies Enormously by State and College; Risky Nonfederal Loan Borrowing Concentrated in Certain States, Colleges | The Institute For College Access and Success

Average Debt for Class of 2016 Varies Enormously by State and College; Risky Nonfederal Loan Borrowing Concentrated in Certain States, Colleges | The Institute For College Access and Success | college search 101 | Scoop.it
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wide variations in debt levels across states as well as colleges
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Study: Ninth-Grade GPA Helps Predict Student Success

Does freshman year matter? New research from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research suggests that students’ ninth-grade GPA might actually be the best predictor of future academic …
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Freshman year GPA was “highly predictive” of a student’s GPA in the junior year, the year they typically have to include in their college applications.
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Which U.S. Colleges Make the Most Revenue From Applications? - LendEDU

Which U.S. Colleges Make the Most Revenue From Applications? - LendEDU | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Pictured above is the campus at Harvard University.For many college students, the midterm exams and research papers are the fun part.It's true. Pulling an all-nighter before the final to grasp that impossible Philosophy 101 concept is a cake-walk when compared to what you had to do to even get accepted into the school in the first place.That …
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On a yearly basis, most colleges collect millions of dollars in application fees. It is important to remember that this money is revenue for the colleges, not profit.
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Can't-Miss Resources for the 2018 - 19 FAFSA

Can't-Miss Resources for the 2018 - 19 FAFSA | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Learn everything you need to know to Make sure you fill out the FAFSA correctly and on time. Review our list of public and private resources to help.
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Where you live will make a significant difference in how soon you need to turn in the FAFSA.
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Colleges Ask Applicants For More While Reading Applications Less

Colleges Ask Applicants For More While Reading Applications Less | college search 101 | Scoop.it
While asking for more and more information from their applicants, many colleges are paring the time for reading/evaluating applications down to a bare minimum, primarily for the benefit of their staffs, not for prospective students.
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Several schools have adopted a two-person method of application reading that enables them to get through as many as 15 an hour
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Why Your College List Should Start with Your Flagship University

Why Your College List Should Start with Your Flagship University | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Listing of flagship universities that can be used as a basis to create you college list.
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Pay attention to the 4-year graduation rate
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Family members are top source of influence for high school students on future education

Family members are top source of influence for high school students on future education | college search 101 | Scoop.it
High school students report that family members are far more influential on future educational decisions than are teachers or counselors.
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Freshman Migration, 2010-2016

Freshman Migration, 2010-2016 | college search 101 | Scoop.it
This is perhaps the most popular, as well as my personal favorite, post, and I'm sad that I can only do it once every two years (as th
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shows patterns of freshman migration within and outside of state boundaries
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Big Data's Influence On College Admission Is Growing

Big Data's Influence On College Admission Is Growing | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Advances in data mining add another layer to the complexity of college admission. While you surf a college's website, it might be watching what you do and using your behavior to help with its enrollment issues.
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So add to being a good student the importance of knowing your online movements
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Colleges That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need

Colleges That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Of the 1,388 institutions that submitted financial aid data to U.S. News, 66 reported covering full need.
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Financial awards from colleges and universities use a combination of loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to cover the gap between the total cost of attendance and the amount a family is expected to pay. A school that claims to meet 100 percent of need covers the gap entirely.
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Perspective | House Republicans got this right: Colleges should tell students how much bang their buck will buy

Perspective | House Republicans got this right: Colleges should tell students how much bang their buck will buy | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Georgetown University's Anthony P. Carnevale says it is time to empower the students and parents with the information they need to make better decisions about their education investments.
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PROSPER Act--focus on the earnings outcomes of academic programs and college majors; program level information that includes completion rates, loan repayment rates and the average earnings that a graduate gets out of each program.
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Public Universities with Lowest Out-of-State Tuition

Public Universities with Lowest Out-of-State Tuition | college search 101 | Scoop.it
Listing of colleges with total cost of attendance (out-of-state tuition and living expenses) of $30,000 or less.
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What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything) | college search 101 | Scoop.it
The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.
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about half of institutions said an applicant’s “ability to pay” was of at least “some importance” in admissions decisions
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Perspective | What Vanderbilt, Northwestern and other elite colleges don’t say about acceptance rates

Perspective | What Vanderbilt, Northwestern and other elite colleges don’t say about acceptance rates | college search 101 | Scoop.it
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“Now, grades and test scores are just enough to get you read for further consideration.”
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College Planning Blog - Best College Fit

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It would make sense, then, to get—and stay—on the radar screens of decision-makers at the colleges of interest. Primary among them are the admission staffers who are assigned the task of recruiting in your region.
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15 Things Parents of High School Freshmen Must Know NOW!

15 Things Parents of High School Freshmen Must Know NOW! | college search 101 | Scoop.it
List of critical things parents of high school freshman should know about getting into and paying for college.
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Please note (especially) #8, 10, 12, and 15.
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