Applying to college? There’s an online class for that

(The Daily Pennsylvanian)   By Hari Kumar —  On Feb. 13, Penn launched an online course to aid students and families in the college admissions process, according to PennCurrent. Titled “How to Apply for College,” the program on the Coursera platform gives information about the steps of the application process. The six week, video-based course includes quizzes, forums and […]

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Colleges Admissions & Social Media

(US News & World Report ) Darian Somers — Your first impression on a college admissions officer involves more than just an essay, a transcript and some test scores. According to new data, colleges and universities pay attention to what prospective students post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. In a Kaplan Test Prep survey of more than […]

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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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The Common High-School Tool That’s Banned in College

(The Atlantic)  By William Pang —  Step inside any high-school math class in the United States, and chances are you’ll find students staring down at their Texas Instrument calculators, nimbly typing commands into those $100 pocket computers. Calculators are so commonplace in modern American education that a TI-84 or -89 can be found stashed away […]

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History of Admissions: Colleges Feel the Pressure as Financial Aid Rules Change

(BUSINESS WIRE)–The age-old college admissions cycle is being challenged by the Department of Education’s introduction of new rules regarding how and when the nation’s financial aid is awarded. Students applying to college this fall will be the first to file their financial aid application forms (referred to as the “FAFSA”) some three months earlier than […]

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