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"Now that college acceptance and rejection decisions have found their destinations for another year, it is finally time that someone steps up and says what needs to be said: The college admissions process is broken and needs to be fixed." Weigh in on the debate!
More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, non-standardized documents—with no grades. The goal is to completely change how students are evaluated. Find out more!
There are two kinds of stress teens face as they prep for college. Stress over the workload during the school year and stress over every little decision and whether it will affect their admission. So, how do you weigh performance with mental health?
One of the most effective tools for appealing a financial aid award is to share a more robust financial aid offer from another school, says Barry Fox, president of Barry Fox College Finance. Weigh in on the debate on how to appeal for more money.
The college application essay allows students to speak directly to school officials. Learn why application essays stood out to admissions officials from some of the top 15 U.S. News Best Colleges.
Out of curiosity, where are the top students from your (or your child's) high school going to for college?
From the large pile that was received this spring, the New York Times selected four essays—about parents, small business, landscapes, and the meaning a single object can convey—that stood out. Check them out!
If you let your kid go to school OOS, did you expect them to return to the state after graduation? Why or why not? If they did come home, was it a desire (or necessity) on their part or an obligation from your end?