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Suitcase Schools

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Most of us are familiar with the term “commuter school” which means a college or university, usually in a city, where many or most of their students live at home and commute.  A less familiar term is a “suitcase school” which describes a residential college or university that has a good number of students who […] [Read More]

Holding High Schools Accountable for Students Who Aren’t Ready for College?

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I read an interesting article in the Huffington Post about two states that are considering legislation to make schools pay for graduating those who are not ready and have to take remedial classes in community college. “Lawmakers in Mississippi will likely vote on two bills this winter that would require public school districts to front […] [Read More]
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Holding High Schools Accountable for Students Who Aren’t Ready for College?

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I read an interesting article in the Huffington Post about two states that are considering legislation to make schools pay for graduating those who are not ready and have to take remedial classes in community college. “Lawmakers in Mississippi will likely vote on two bills this winter that would require public school districts to front […] [Read More]

More Colleges Admit to Giving False Data

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I was shocked last year when I read that Claremont McKenna had inflated their SAT scores for US News and World Report’s Rankings.  I was surprised when I read about George Washington University reporting false data. I was really disheartened when I read about Bucknell and now that I read that Tulane also tweaked its […] [Read More]
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Changes to the Common Application

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The newest version of the Common Application, which will debut this August for the High School Class of 2014, will include some changes. The proposed changes that were giving some counselors the most angst were the changes to the common app essay. Today, those folks can rest easier as the changes are not drastic and […] [Read More]

What Will This College Cost?

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Many parts of the college application and acceptance process are not transparent, including need based financial aid—who will qualify and for how much? Rules now require colleges to put a “net price calculator” on their website so families can try and get a better estimate of how much their EFC will be. EFC is the […] [Read More]
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College Roommate Issues

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In December of 2010, I wrote a blog about co-ed dorm rooms—where male and female undergraduate students share a dorm room. My advice was for students and parents to get as much information as possible regarding dorm life so that they can make informed decisions and not be caught by surprise by living arrangements. I […] [Read More]
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Tuition Fees Based on Your Major?

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What is going on in Florida? As a former resident of the Sunshine State and a proud graduate of the University of Florida, I was dismayed to read what the state is proposing regarding higher education.  According to this article, “Pricing Out The Humanities” in Inside Higher Ed, the governor of Florida has appointed a […] [Read More]