Juniors and college search

(TAPinto)  Kate Balboni — This one goes out to all the juniors out there. I can feel you squirming in your seats, “Who me?” Yes, you!  The time has come to turn that college dial up a notch.  “But I still have so much time left!”  But you really don’t.  Ideally in a year from […]

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Text Your Way to College

(New York Times)  By. David L. Kirp —  Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college. Some who would excel at top-ranked institutions opt for second-tier institutions. And more than 200,000 students who have been accepted by colleges never enroll. The […]

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The College Board: SAT® Testing Supports for English Language Learners

(Collegeboard.org)  PRESS RELEASE — NEW YORK—The College Board has overhauled its request process for testing accommodations, making it easier for eligible students to receive the support they need on College Board assessments. Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current […]

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Penn Launches Online Course on Navigating College Admissions Process

(Penn News) By Jill DiSanto — Starting in February, the Admissions Office at the University of Pennsylvania, in a partnership with Steppingstone Scholars Inc., is launching a free online learning initiative aimed at increasing access to college. The massive open online course, “How to Apply to College,” will be offered via the Coursera platform. “This course,” said Penn Provost […]

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