by Roger Martin | September 18, 2020 As a former college president, I think the college interview is important part of the college admissions and application process and, if I had some kind of mythical authority, I would require all schools to do them. My reason? The interview puts a human face on all the data admissions officers mull over when they are deciding who to admit. What high school students should know about college interview questions When I do mock college interviews as a volunteer at my local high school, students with less than spectacular grades often
by Lisa Endlich Heffernan | July 25, 2020 The abrupt change from the classroom to the virtual classroom last spring was hard on everyone. Students were unprepared to learn online and teachers had no time to ready their lessons for this format. But we’ve all had three months to prepare for online learning classrooms arriving this fall and plenty of time to gather best practices. How can students do their best work with online learning? Here is some of the best advice on how your student can enhance their online learning experience: Create consistency and structure. Sleep
Get a feel for how much grades, tests and your resume really matter from those who review the applications. By Stacey Colino, Sept. 15, 2020 Keep in mind that different colleges place varying levels of importance on standardized tests. WHEN APPLYING TO college, many students think they know which strategies will help them attract the attention – in a good way – of admissions officers. But there's often a gap between perception and reality about what actually matters, and what matters most, when it comes to grades, test scores, extracurricular activities and other factors.
Test scores don't drive college admissions decisions; it's the more qualitative factors that help schools round out a class, experts say. By Lindsay Cates In March 2019, federal prosecutors uncovered a criminal conspiracy to influence admissions at eight universities, including the University of Southern California, Yale University, Georgetown University and Stanford University. Thirty-three parents had allegedly paid a college prep firm a combined $25 million to falsify their children's standardized test scores or bribe coaches to list them as recruited athletes. Since
By Karen Miller on September 14, 2020 For many high schools, course selection for the next school year begins as early as January. So, the fall is often a good time to contemplate your next steps. While electives and core classes may vary from school to school, there are a few good rules to follow in order to maximize your time in high school. Assessing Course Levels Rule 1: Take the Correct Level of Coursework for You First and foremost, take the correct level of classes so that you will be challenged and successful at the same time. In some high schools, it may be
by Katie BinghamSmith | February 26, 2020 I talk with a lot of moms about how hard it is to find a good handyman, plumber, or someone who can come and service their riding lawn mower. When we actually get someone who can do the work, they are booked so far out that we have to wait months to get our repairs done. Skilled jobs are going unfilled. It’s hard to find skilled workers Some of us have partners who are handy, but who simply don’t have the time to tackle any more projects. And, some of us are single moms who have neither the skill nor the time to learn how to fix a
Reopening guide encourages colleges to have a backup plan AUTHOR -Natalie Schwartz@nmschwartz23 June 16, 2020 Dive Brief: A new guide jointly published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Tuscany Strategy Consulting spells out the steps college leaders must take to resume in-person instruction amid the pandemic. That includes developing a way to monitor the spread of the virus on campus and ensuring the institution has the financial resources to respond to unforeseen circumstances. The report, which provides
How would your factors stack up using the rubic? When making admissions decisions, colleges and universities in the US don’t just look at grades and test scores. There are a myriad of factors that admissions officers consider when evaluating college applications, and it’s essential to understand what colleges are looking for to have the best chance of admission to your top-choice colleges. Colleges want to build well-rounded classes made up of specialists who can contribute to the campus community in ways other than high academic performance. Taking only the applicants