Shutterstock/michaeljungThe competition for admission to many four-year colleges is fierce and getting tougher each year. High school students feel intense pressure to make their applications stand out among all the others on the desks of college admissions officers.
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Apr 8, 2015 1:38:00 PM
How to keep your application active and improve your chances of admission
’Tis the season when high school seniors are receiving acceptance and rejection letters from the colleges they’ve applied to. These letters are easy to understand — either you’re in or you’re out, right?
Actually, there’s another possibility: the “wait list.” If you receive notice that you’ve been “wait-listed,” what does this mean exactly, and what can you do about it?
Feb 26, 2015 12:36:00 PM
College admissions officers look at more than just applications, transcripts, and test scores when deciding who will get a thumbs up in the college admissions process. They also increasingly look at applicants’ online presence. It is not uncommon for promising applicants to be rejected based on a negative impression from their online activity alone. As you prepare your college applications, be sure to set aside time to clean and polish your online persona. Here are a few guidelines to help you spruce up.
Feb 18, 2015 6:32:00 AM
What to Do While You Wait
Once all of your college applications are in, the waiting game begins. What should you do now, besides checking your mailbox every day? First, you can take a few simple steps to increase your chances of acceptance. Then, you can begin to ease your upcoming transition to college life. Here are a few suggestions for how to spend your time while you wait.
Topics: college admissions process
Oct 21, 2014 3:37:00 PM
Benefits of a Community College:
- Low college tuition and convenient locations
- Open admissions that require only a high school diploma
- Two-year programs for job-specific training
- Flexible schedules to accommodate work and family obligations
- Local campus options that may not require residence away from home
Oct 14, 2014 8:37:00 AM
As you and your teen begin the transition to college, it’s easy to get caught up in the flurry of college prep courses, ACT or SAT practice tests, and college admission and student loan applications. However, have you stopped the cyclone of the college application process to consider if your offspring is truly ready for college?
The statistics are shocking enough: It’s predicted that half of the incoming freshman class will fail to graduate in four years. Consider the following questions to help determine if your student is ready for the responsibility and workload a college education requires:
Oct 7, 2014 7:32:00 AM
Part of the college admissions process is figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Though college is becoming increasingly expensive, tuition assistance is available, as are simple ways to reduce college costs.