The fixation on getting into the most selective colleges has grown over the past 20 years but it doesn’t necessarily dictate a student’s future.
Major studies show little correlation between financial success and the selectivity of one’s college for those with persistence, imagination and energy.
Goucher is the first college accepting a self-produced video instead of test scores and high-school transcripts.
We know that colleges have the upper hand when choosing to accept students. But what legal obligation does a student have to a college once he accepts an offer?
igh school juniors and seniors are finding that getting into the Ivies, selective colleges, is harder than it used to be. Here’s why.
For those applying for admission to college, it’s important to keep in mind what the people at the other end of the process consider when they review applications.
This year, applying to college is tougher than usual because the ‘Common App’ software used by applicants for most schools has glitches.
Colleges want passonate, engaged, energetic students with leadership potential. Here’s how to show them that you are the student they’re looking for.
How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?
What does the essay reveal on a college application…sometimes more than grade point averages and tests. So, when college counselors complained that the option, “topic of your choice,” was being removed, test makers listened.
Every year there are college applicants scoring in the top 10% with incomes in the bottom quarter – and 82% apply to colleges that are less selective than those they are qualified to attend.
An admissions counselor at the University of San Diego, Eric Felix and two colleagues started Open Access, a website that provides one-to-one college counseling at no charge through Skype.
Lately high school counselors and college admissions officers have heard the same word over and over. ‘Grit’ is described by some researchers as the ability to overcome challenges or learn from mistakes.
According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, several college admissions officers have discovered something online that has hurt an applicant – alcohol, drugs, bullying, plagiarism and even sexual assault.
Weak job placements for graduates and heavy student debts are causing elite colleges and universities to prove to families and state governments that a degree is still worth the investment – and they’ve hired marketing pros to help.