By Rahem D. Hamid and Nia L. Orakwue Sept 29， 2022 (The Harvard Crimson) — Across the United States, many colleges and universities are struggling to fill seats. Between 2009 and 2020, the number of undergraduates enrolled in American colleges shrank by more than 1.6 million. In Massachusetts, the rate of high school seniors immediately […]
How the repeal of Roe v. Wade affects college students in states like Texas, Pa.: ‘I felt like women everywhere were back at square one’
ByKerry Justich and Tayler Adigun Sept 22, 2022 (Yahoo Life) — This story was originally published on Sept. 22, 2022 at 10:39 a.m. ET, before an Indiana judge blocked the enforcement of the state’s abortion ban. Lucy Rath, a 22-year-old rising junior at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., has returned to campus this […]
Who Really Benefits From Early Decision in College Admissions?
by Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D. July 6, 2022 (Best Colleges) -While offering some advantages to competitive applicants, early decision primarily benefits the institutions themselves and hampers diversity efforts. • Early admissions programs have grown in popularity, especially among selective colleges. • Acceptance rates in early rounds are often two or three times higher than in […]
College Applications Are on the Rise: What to Know
Sarah Wood June. 21, 2022 (U.S. News and World Report) — Every year, students spend hours in front of the computer formulating answers to college application essay prompts, looking for ways to stand out against other applicants in the pool. But recently, the college admissions landscape has gotten more competitive: The number of submitted applications […]
College-Admissions Experts Differ on Value of Summer Employment
By Laura Greifner August 08, 2006 (Education Week) — When it comes to getting into college, admissions experts differ on the value of summer jobs compared with that of academic programs, unpaid internships, foreign travel, or other activities designed to look good on a college application. Bari Meltzer Norman, the director of www.mycollegecounselor.com, tells the story […]
Is a College Consultant Worth the Cost?
Navigating the college admissions process can be tricky and time-consuming. Here’s what you need to know about hiring a college consultant to help
Tips for navigating the college admissions process during the pandemic
Oct 22, 2020 (Yahoo News) — Bari Norman, former admissions officer at Barnard College-Columbia University and co-founder of Expert Admissions, joins TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer to talk about changes in the college admissions process due to the pandemic. She says many schools are test-optional this year and that, despite changes, schools still want […]
Everything you need to know about applying to college in the age of COVID-19
Can you really skip standardized tests? Is financial aid drying up? An admissions expert shares what matters most for the 2020-2021 academic year. Oct 21, 2020 (NBC Today) –This college application season, students and parents must be ready to adapt like never before as the coronavirus pandemic impacts colleges and universities across the United States. […]
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