When College-bound Kids Have Their Acceptances Revoked

(How Stuff Works ) By Julia Layton — Millions of college-bound high-school seniors, from across the United States, just lost interest in school. January was a milestone on the traditional path to higher learning. For most U.S. colleges, applications were due. Early-decision candidates, who applied back in November, found out if they’re attending their first-choice schools. After […]

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Georgetown Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

(Georgetown University) By Aly Pachter — Georgetown accepted 11.9 percent of its 7,822 early action applicants to the Class of 2021, 1 percent lower than last year’s 13 percent and the lowest acceptance rate in university history. Georgetown notified the early action applicants about their acceptance or deferral to the regular admissions pool by mail […]

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History of Test Prep: ACT Scores Down for 2016 U.S. Grad Class Due to Increased Percentage of Students Tested

(ACT)–Achievement levels on the ACT® test went down this year compared to last year among U.S. high school graduates, but the decline was driven by a significant increase in the number and percentage of students who took the exam. Those findings are reported in The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2016, ACT’s annual score report, […]

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What First-Generation College Students Want

(The Atlantic) By Emily DeRuy— As policymakers and educators debate how to help high-schoolers from all backgrounds get to and through college, young people’s ideas about the support they need to succeed are sometimes left out of the discussion. Yet conversations with students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education reveal […]

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