Category: Educational Articles

College Admissions Stats: Rise in College Applications Raises Concerns About Access

November 19th, 2010

The numbers are in. In case we didn’t already know, the college admissions world is getting more competitive. From 2001 to 2008, average annual increases in the median number of applications at public four-year institutions increased about 6 percent a year, or 47 percent growth overall. Check out some more stats in the article below. Adams, Caralee. “Rise … Continue reading “College Admissions Stats: Rise in College Applications Raises Concerns About Access”

College Admissions Essay Advice:

November 10th, 2011

Alan Gelb, author of “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps,” delivers tips on how to keep a college essay within bounds in The Choice’s recent article, “Advice on Whittling Your Admissions Essay.” As most college admissions essays require that students don’t exceed 500 words, college essay expert, Gelb reveals that it is essential … Continue reading “College Admissions Essay Advice:”

College Admissions Advice: Strategies for Students Seeking Merit Aid

July 31st, 2012

Our friends over at International College Counselors have some great advice for students seeking merit-based aid. Take a look at their list of helpful tips for students looking to improve their chances for receiving this type of aid. Check out the expert college counselors’ suggestions: 10 Suggestions for Students Seeking Merit Aid

Paying for College (When you haven’t saved enough)

October 11th, 2010

The thought of paying for your child’s college education can be understandably overwhelming. Check out this article to see what financial aid options are available. Cohen, Steve. “Paying for College (When you haven’t saved enough)”  Forbes.  October, 9, 2010.

College Essay Tips: ‘Some of the More Mundane Moments in Life Make Great Essays’

October 11th, 2010

What makes a great college essay? Check out what these admissions officers had to say. Marcus, Dave. “Some of the More Mundane Moments in Life Make Great Essays”  The New York Times: The Choice.  October, 11, 2010.

Oops! I Forgot to Apply to College

May 15th, 2009

Clark, K.”Oops! I Forgot to Apply to College” US News and World Report. May 5, 2009. Oops! I Forgot to Apply to College

More High School Kids Take College Classes

August 20th, 2008

Ramirez, Eddy. “More High School Kids Take College Classes” US News and World Report. June 26, 2008. http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/2008/06/26/more-high-school-kids-take-college-classes.html

Video: How to Improve Your Odds of Getting into College

August 20th, 2008

“Video: How to Improve Your Odds of Getting into College” US News and World Report. http://usnews.feedroom.com/?fr_story=a6fb559460cc84749d12cf78bcc324f42eaec2ae&rf=bm

High School Grades and SAT: Still Best Predictor of College Success, Study Says

August 20th, 2008

Ramirez, Eddy. “High School Grades and SAT: Still Best Predictor of College Success, Study Says” US News and World Report. June 18, 2008. http://www.usnews.com/blogs/on-education/2008/6/18/high-school-grades-and-sat-still-best-predictor-of-college-success-study-says.html

6 Ways to Tackle the New SAT – US News and World Report

August 20th, 2008

Graves, Lucia. “6 Ways to Tackle the New SAT” US News and World Report, July 18, 2008. http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/k-12/2008/07/18/6-ways-to-tackle-the-new-sat.html