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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]
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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]
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First Time Back Home for College Freshmen:

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Happy Thanksgiving to All. I wrote this blog in 2010 and it is still relevant. This week, college freshmen will arrive home for a four day– or even longer –Thanksgiving break. For many, this will be the first time they have been home for an extended visit since they left the nest in late August […] [Read More]
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Expect the Unexpected

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This fall has certainly given the northeast a run for our money. We had a hurricane that was nicknamed Frankenstorm, as much for its proximity to Halloween as its size and potential for destruction. Unfortunately, the Frankenstorm lived up to it hype. Barely getting over the disruption of Hurricane Sandy we were hit with a […] [Read More]
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Some Early Deadlines Extended

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At Janet Rosier’s Educational Resources, Inc. we are without power or internet but happy to have survived Hurricane Sandy without damage. On Friday I strongly suggested to seniors with November 1 deadlines to try and get their applications out before the storm and possible loss of electrical power and internet service.  Last year after the […] [Read More]
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