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An Open Letter to the Athlete We Must Stop Recruiting

"Dear Prospective Student-Athlete, … While your opening email failed to identify your last name, what year in school you are, where you are from, or what position you play, you managed to include your most pressing question as to whether our team is 'giving out scholarships'." …

SAT Concordance Table [Decoding New SAT Scores]

Use a converter before assessing if your new SAT scores are in your target colleges' median range.

Harvard to Bar Members of All-Male Clubs From Leading Groups

"Students who join Harvard's male-only social clubs won't be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in fall 2017 …"

Colleges With Openings for Fall 2016 [NACAC Annual List]

Each May the National Association for College Admissions Counseling compiles a list of colleges that still have space available.

College Counselor Sick of Reading about Golden Kids Getting into Harvard

"In an ideal world, college preparatory education would encourage students who crave knowledge. The reality of 'The Hunger Games' comes closer to the truth, where students battle to survive in application pools seeming to demand perfection."

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Here's an article about the disappearing wealth of the middle class, in that nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 for an emergency.

Started in Parent Cafe by scout59

Invitation to a Dialogue: College Admissions Frenzy

"The admission frenzy will stop only when colleges, students and, frankly, parents refuse to play the game anymore—when we admit that more doesn’t equal better. [ ... ] With great respect I say to all parents, 'Relax.'"

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

College Grads Buried in Student Loan Debt, but Unwilling to Give Up Luxuries

"A new survey reveals that many grads don’t know their total student loan balance and more than a third don’t know what they pay in interest." …

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