Have No Fear, No More Test Scores Needed Here…

no more sat and act scores for this schoolCan success be predicated without the dreaded standardized test score? Should tests like the SAT and ACT really determine the fate of students? [Read more…]

What You Need to Know About the Common Application Changes

common app logoIf you’re getting ready to apply to college, you’ve certainly heard of the Common Application. But did you know that it’s changed? [Read more…]

Senior Class President’s Selfie Steals the Show

graduation selfieBut first, let me take a … #GraduationSelfie?!

Hey, if it’s cool enough for Ellen and Hollywood’s hottest at the Oscars, it’s cool enough for High Point University senior class president Matt Jakubowski. [Read more…]

Does Where You Go to College Matter?

someecards.com - I'm going to college so I can get a good enough job to pay for college.So what exactly do business leaders think of a fancy college degree from a top tier university? Not much if a recent Gallup poll conducted on behalf of the Lumina Foundation is to be believed. The results found that only 9 percent of 628 business leaders surveyed said a job candidate’s alma mater is very important (and 54 percent said it’s not important at all!) when making a hiring decision.

So the big question: Is it worth the extra effort (and extra cost!) to aim for the big name universities? [Read more…]

College Admission Goes VIP

college admissions VIPTell me if you can relate: When I was applying to colleges, I was turned off by the schools that sent me mailing after mailing after mailing. I didn’t want a school that was begging me to apply. Instead, I chose to apply to and attend a college that only sent me information when I requested it.

But at that time I had never heard of VIP applications, which are all the rage in the current college admission environment. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s 2012 State of College Admission report, about a quarter of all colleges now use VIP apps, also known as fast apps, priority apps, and pre-populated apps.

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