Have you ever felt frustrated by the college admissions process? You’re not alone. For years, many have criticized what has become widely considered an antiquated system. This article explores what goes on behind closed doors: what various colleges look at when considering a student and how and why the application process may or may not… Read more »
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When Community College is Free
On the path to higher education, cost is an enormous obstacle that many in this country can’t overcome. States across the nation have recognized the challenge and have been stalwartly working towards creating a solution. Some have even implemented new programs. Read this article to learn about a free community college system established in Chicago… Read more »
The Real Campus Scourge
Many head off to college with inordinately high expectations of what college life entails and are shocked to find that the transition to higher education isn’t a smooth as anticipated. This article discusses the challenges many college freshmen face on campus while encouraging society to have real discussions about the struggles being dropped into a… Read more »
Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track
Vocational education is making a comeback – not as a fallback option for high school dropouts but as a means of boosting the economy. These schools simulate workplaces, from time cards, promotion opportunities, to random drug testing. Administrators believe that this structure will get future employers to take technical students as serious, competitive applicants. This… Read more »
Dropping Out of College Into Life
The beginning of college is a stressful time: students have to adapt to new teaching styles, social groups, and extra-curricular activities. Freshmen especially feel the pressure to gush about how much they love their new classes, friends, and experiences when in fact the pressure to excel in all these fields may be paralyzing. Some students… Read more »
Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient
After you’ve finished your education, what path through life should you take? This is a question all are faced with when seeking their first job after graduation. Armed with the generic advice “follow your passion,” many students feel lost or unsure of their direction. This article discusses the steps graduates should take when building their… Read more »
The myth of the well-rounded student? It’s better to be ‘T-shaped’.
Growing up, we were often told to “broaden our horizons” by getting involved in many different activities and areas of study. The goal was to appear “well-rounded” on any application or resume. Many still feel that this is the best way to prepare for the future. However, today’s employers prefer a more passionate and focused… Read more »
U.S. Urges Colleges to Rethink Questions About Criminal Records
How much should our past mistakes affect our future? For those with criminal records, past decisions seemingly affect every aspect of life, from housing to jobs and even to applying to schools. Colleges have a history of asking prospective students to disclose their criminal history on their applications. But now many are questioning if this… Read more »
Want your child to get into college and have a good life? Here’s how.
There are an unlimited amount of activities and classes that can fill out a student’s college application. Many worry that no matter how many boxes they check off, it won’t be enough. Colleges have always preached depth over breadth, but the real changes in the approach to applying to college may have to come from… Read more »
College Admissions Shocker!
The stress of applying to college and the worry about not getting in to their dream school has grown tremendously for students in recent years. There seems to be no guarantee of acceptance no matter how strong an application is. And as more and more young people apply to top-notch universities each year, colleges appear… Read more »