Category Archives: General College Information

The 10 Snowiest College Campuses (Sort of)

From Inside Higher Ed: With a blizzard sweeping the East, AccuWeather.com released a list of the “10 snowiest colleges in the U.S.,” and loyal alumni of those institutions started boasting about the rankings. Click here for the full list!

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Obama Administration Announces Series of Public Hearings on College Ratings System

From Inside Higher Ed: The Obama administration will convene hearings at college campuses across the country next month to gather public input on its controversial proposal to create a federal college ratings system, the Education Department will formally announce Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Common Application Says Bugs Are Being Fixed

From Inside Higher Ed: Many admissions officers at the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling were complaining about technical glitches on the Common Application’s new back-end system, which was launched in August. Some applicants have complained … Continue reading

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Update from St. Lawrence University

To: Colleagues in College Counseling From: Jeff Rickey, Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, St. Lawrence University Greetings from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York! Our new students have arrived, followed by our continuing students, and … Continue reading

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Welcome from Carla Shere, and “Day in the Life of a Counselor”

Welcome back to the 2013-2014 academic year!  I hope your summer was restful and fulfilling. As the first day of school begins for New York City public schools, I thought the following piece was a great place to begin our … Continue reading

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The Top 10 College Towns? Depends When You Ask

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Here’s a ranking of the 10 best American college towns, as chosen by Livability.com See the post and full list here.

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The Need for Courageous Dialogue in Admissions

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court has offered its own version of a cliffhanger. Rather than striking down the Texas admissions plan, it remanded the case to the Fifth … Continue reading

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