Is it Harder to Get into College? Not Necessarily

While news headlines and anxious parent may tell you otherwise, the fact is it is no more difficult for most students to get into college today than 10 years ago. That’s the message in a new ...

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No More Admissions Creep

“Admissions creep” is the term the National Association for College Counseling has coined for the tendency that universities have to admit students earlier and earlier in their senior year. ...

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College Admissions: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Your essays are written, your recommendation letters are mailed, and your college applications are submitted. Now what? Well, college admissions counselors suggest there are some things you can ...

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Are College Rankings Based on Circular Logic?

students_in_conversationWhen students are making the all-important decision of where to apply to college, they often turn to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of colleges and universities. According to one study, ...

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Failure Insurance for Students? Why Economists Think it May Work

What if students applying to college knew that they could enroll in the school of their choice, and receive a tuition reimbursement if they later discovered it wasn’t a good fit? That might be ...

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On April 15 and 16, 2009, Wake Forest University hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for the Rethinking Admissions conference.