Monthly Archives: June 2014

What Is This Assessment Telling Me to Do?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: College-entrance examinations give students a score—bravo, kid, you got a 1400!—and not much else. But a new wave of low-stakes assessments offers them guidance. “Actionable information,” says Ross E. Markle, one of several representatives of the … Continue reading

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Hofstra and Test-Optional Admissions

Hofstra Univeristy on Long Island is the latest addition to the ever-growing list of schools that do not require applicants to submit ACT/SAT scores before admissions decisions are made.  Here’s a link to the school’s announcement of another option for … Continue reading

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Save the date for U. Rochester Fall NYC Counselor Breakfast, October 2

The University of Rochester is happy to announce that Bates College & George Washington University have agreed to join us at our annual Fall NYC Counselor Breakfast. This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 2, 8AM – 10:30AM, in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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What Sotomayor Gets Wrong About Affirmative Action

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Affirmative-action programs at colleges are being squeezed by America’s most democratic mechanism (the voter referendum) and its least (the judiciary.) The two forces merged in late April when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 6-2, … Continue reading

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College Board Fall 2014 Counselor Workshops

These free face-to-face workshops bring you the latest developments, tools, and resources to help students prepare for college and career success. Reserve your spot and presentation materials before you leave for the summer. We recommend registering at least eight business … Continue reading

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How Class Determines College Admissions

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: For many high-school seniors, it’s decision time: Where will they go to college? It’s a stressful period, especially for students attending top-tier high schools, where competition over name-recognition colleges and prestige runs rampant. Much … Continue reading

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Penn State counselor visit, August 3

The Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office is hosting an overnight program for high school counselors to visit the University Park campus. This event is being held Sunday, August 3 through Monday, August 4, 2014. In anticipation of a larger turnout … Continue reading

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