Placing questions of college diversity into historic context.
Now that high schools’ senior classes are accepting their admission offers, college counselors have time to read reports from think tanks and policy groups that support educational planning.
2013’s Common Application essay prompts were well received by college admission officers, and will be used again in 2014.
On March 5th the College Board announced a major overhaul of the SAT to be introduced in Spring 2016. Combined, the new SAT will look a lot like the current ACT. The College Board offered several reasons for these changes, principally better to align college application testing with high school education.
When considering the financial implications of selecting a college, one issue often overlooked is how a student’s progress can affect the ultimate total cost of a college. There are several ways a student can drive up college costs beyond four years of tuition, room, board, fees and travel.
The impact of big data -- a collection of large and complex information which because of its size can reveal correlations otherwise undetectable -- is being felt in the college application process.
Most students and their families researching colleges reach for the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings. Used wisely, the U.S. News lists can be helpful. But there are some other rankings, determined with differing methodologies, which are equally useful.