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Full Tuition Scholarships: How Competitive Are They?

Is there a way to determine how competitive some of the full tuition scholarships are? One can only apply for so many...

Average grade in college class is "failing" - is this normal?

Is it normal when almost everybody in a STEM class gets poor grades?

Started in Parents Forum by calmom2016

Should the Student Have Some 'Skin in the Game?'

Should the student be responsible for some college expense, even if the parents can afford to pay 100%?

The Best Way for Grandparents to Help Pay for College

It's not news that paying for college is a complex topic. Not only can taxes (or avoided taxes) make a difference, the school itself can penalize a s…

NYT Article on New SAT: Lots of Reading

"The shift is leading some educators and college admissions officers to fear that the revised test will penalize students who have not been exposed to a lot of reading..."

Started in SAT Preparation by Plotinus

University Makes Fitness Trackers Mandatory

Oral Roberts U is making wearing a fitness tracker mandatory for first-year students.

Started in Parents Forum by kandcsmom

Getting Accepted Does NOT Mean That a Merit Scholarship Is Coming

In fall, many students assume that "grants and merit scholarships" will make an expensive college affordable ...

Is Your ED Acceptance Good News or Bad?

Are you elated with your Early Decision acceptance or are doubts already creeping in? And, if so, WHY?

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