The National Association of College Admission Counseling voted at the annual conference to conduct a formal study regarding the use of waitlists by colleges.
Make sure to add college fair dates to your calendar! Here a few websites to check out to see when they are happening in your community.
Colleges are getting more applications than ever before. Why? Because the colleges want you to think that they are more desirable than they really are. Most families are buying into the myth. But you should not!
Perhaps the most vexing aspect of college admissions in the United States today is the use and abuse of standardized tests. While there is no solid research to support their pivotal role in determining who is accepted and who is rejected by the nation’s colleges and universities, the fact is that they are a competitive […]
There’s an interesting conversation taking place about the role of agents in recruiting international students. In the US, it is against the law for colleges and universities to pay commissions or finders fees to consultants or sales reps to “steer” applicants toward particular colleges or universities. It is not illegal, however, to pay the same […]
Just a couple of weeks ago, the National Council for College Admissions Counseling issued a report calling on colleges to reduce the importance of standardized scores in the admissions process. But as long as public rankings of colleges and universities, such as those issue by US News & World Report, it’s unlikely that colleges will […]
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling is releasing a report this week to coincide with its national convention that questions the importance of standardized testing in the college admissions process. For the first time, NACAC takes the stance that standardized testing may not, actually, be essential in evaluating candidates for admission, and encourages colleges […]
US News & World Report’s infamous rankings system may include new sorts of data, according to an article today in Inside Higher Ed. They may add survey data collected from 1600 high school counselors, who are being asked to rate colleges on a scale of 1 to 5. This data may–or may not–be used in […]