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College Consulting and Higher Education Management

One hidden, but very important part of my job is to keep up with trends in how colleges are managed. This arcane stuff may seem irrelevant for a college counselor, but it helps me understand the larger context in which college admissions offices make their decisions. An article today from Inside Higher Ed reports on […]

$cholarship $cams — You Have Been Warned

It’s that time of year again, when students and parents are being solicited by all sorts of organizations who promise to find you a scholarship. Before you lunge at that offer that seems to be good to be true, make sure you check out the Federal Trade Commission’s $cholarship $cams website. Mark Montgomery Educational Consultant

Out-of-State Public Universities–A Good Idea?

Today’s issue of Inside Higher Ed has an article about public universities eager to boost revenues–and head count–by recruiting out-of-state students. Many public universities are facing deep budget cuts, and some are hoping to make up their revenue shortfalls by recruiting out-of-state students.   The article expresses many doubts that this will be a good strategy […]