Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bard Will Keep Essay Option for Admission

From Inside Higher Education: Bard College announced Thursday that it will keep an option it introduced last year under which applicants can win admission by submitting four 2,500-word research papers. Read more here. Advertisements

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Don’t Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School Before Graduation

From GradNation: The past decade has seen impressive growth in and commitment to helping more students graduate, fueled in part by a growing body of research on barriers. What has been missing from the current research, however, is a vibrant … Continue reading

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The Minimal Value of the Personal Statement

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: It came as no surprise to me that the Rhodes Scholarship folks have become queasy about the authorship of their application essays. They now ask students to cross their hearts and swear to the … Continue reading

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Colleges Missing Enrollment Targets Step Up Their Summer Recruitment

From Inside Higher Ed: To avoid enrollment shortfalls heading into the summer, some tuition-dependent private colleges are changing how they package financial aid for students. Some colleges are offering more aid upfront to try to avoid shortfalls altogether. Others adjusted … Continue reading

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NYU Counselor Spring Luncheon, June 6

Counselor Spring Luncheon Friday, June 06, 2013, 12:30 p.m. 19 Washington Square North New York, NY 10012 RSVP by Friday, May 30th » Space is limited, so RSVP early to reserve a space. Up to two counselors from each high school may … Continue reading

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Harvard U. Will Loosen Subject-Test Requirement

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Harvard University will no longer require all applicants for undergraduate admission to submit scores from SAT subject tests, according to an email sent last week to the institution’s alumni interviewers. In the May 14 message, … Continue reading

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College Board Recommends Changes in the Pell Grant Program

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: This paper is the College Board’s contribution to a consortium focused on federal grants and work-study for the second round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery” project. The … Continue reading

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