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What We All Can Learn From Senioritis

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Kristin Battista-Frazee

After years of hard work, high school seniors will soon receive their college acceptance letters and senioritis will take hold of seniors nationwide. Senioritis, even though it sounds like a contiguous disease it is not, but a real occurrence described as a time when students have accomplished their high school goals, are no longer motivated academically or otherwise and mentally "check-out" in their last two semesters of school.

Chicago's Urban Prep and 100 percent College Acceptance: Time for the Rest of the Story

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

In March 2016, Chicago-based Urban Prep advertised that 100 percent of its 252 seniors have been admitted into a four-year college or university– fo...

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

The STEM Spiral: How We Can Turn College Admissions Into a Positive Force

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

If we look across America, more students studying STEM is a great sign. The students we help are motivated and willing to take risks, and we believe if we can continue to grow this population and inspire more students to explore STEM, we have a chance at reversing the trend in America.

3 Junior Year Strategies for College Admissions and 3 For Retirement Success

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 11.12.2016 | College
Bradford M. Pine

Sending your kids to college is a wild ride emotionally and financially as well. So taking action today to prepare for your future is a great example to set for your children before they set out on their own. It's never too late to start: with knowledge and the self-empowerment to take a first step, you can always help to improve your life over the long run.

How to Prepare for the New SAT

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

As a college admissions company, we have seen the stress that the SAT can create, but also the benefits of knowing which schools are realistic. In all, we believe the SAT is part of the college admissions equation that should be kept, but viewed holistically.

Do You Need a College Admissions Counselor?

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted.

Illinois Colleges With Students Who Have the Highest Average ACT Scores

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While a student's ACT or SAT scores might be only one part of a college application, they can be a useful numerical marking of the kinds of students applying to and being admitted to particular schools.

What Your College Application Says vs. What You Really Mean

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Teen

It's universal knowledge that filling out college applications can be a stressful experience. Even though you're proud of your accomplishments, you ma...

College Admissions: Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Khanh Ho | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

The Fall College Application Season has arrived. And kids are showing up on college campuses nationwide, dressed in their finest duds, scouting out the hallowed halls of the ivory tower.

Taking Comfort

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

On the threshold between the life we've known and her departure, I slide my credit card, serve as Sherpa from store to home. We stuff the comforter into a huge bag, vacuum out the air, shrinking it into a manageable cube. The piles grow, spawn -- a Bed Bath & Beyond annex in our living room.

How High Schoolers Can Find and Benefit From a Mentor

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Yves St. Lauren and Bob Dylan have in common? All of them got to the top of their fields with the support of a mentor. Mado...

When It Comes to College, Green Means Go

Nya Marie | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen
Nya Marie

When you hit submit and the little green arrow appears next to the college's name, you know it's over. You know that all you can do now is wait.

On the Joys of Not Getting What You Want

New York Times | Posted 02.13.2013 | Teen

When I was a senior in high school, my application for admission was rejected by the college I most wanted to attend....

I Don't Care Where My Son Goes to College

Cory Zacker | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

There, I said it. He's only 13, so we have a few years before we even have to consider it, but I need to say it now. Learning should be a joy, not a stress-filled struggle.

They Come for the View but Stay for the Transformation

Andrew Benton | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Andrew Benton

Choosing where to attend college based on the relative strength of a particular major is like deciding on what to order at a fine restaurant before going in the front door.

What Boomer Parents Are Doing Wrong

Debra Ollivier | Posted 08.12.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In Slouching Toward Adulthood, Koslow chronicles the year she spent trying to better understand what's going on with Americans between the ages of 22 and 35 who find themselves back at home, largely supported by their parents.

9 Questions You Should Ask On College Tours

By Jessenia Martinez Jessenia is a senior at Benito Juarez High School. She’s a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to C...

The Waiting Game

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Stop biting your nails and worrying about your life crashing down if you don't get into your first choice college. Whatever your future holds will unfold as it is supposed to.

'My Secret Strategy To Getting A Scholarship? Applying!'

About the author: Julianne is a senior at Elk Grove and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. ...

The End of College Admissions As We Know It

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 11.01.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

College admissions are a market that to this day substantially involves the exchange of information via pieces of paper (or electronic images thereof.) This causes all kinds of largely unrecognized problems.

Get the Most Bang Out of Your College Buck

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Is there any way that there can be a meeting of the minds between parents and college-bound children that won't suck the thrills and excitement out of this rite (vs. right) of passage as children go to college?

Power Struggle Between the CollegeBoard and Top Independent Schools Burdens Students With Overwhelming Workloads

Alex Mallory | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The disconnect between course and standardized test content is the product of a power struggle between private high schools (and many public schools as well) and the College Board. Expert Network: The Dreaded College Rejection Letter, What Can You Do?

Unigo | Posted 05.28.2011 | College

High school seniors across the country will be receiving their college admissions letters this week, and with the dramatic increase in the number of applications this year many can expect to get the dreaded "thin envelope."

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #14: Much Ado About What Felt Like Something at the Time

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Getting into college - any one of the colleges on your list, even the bottom-feeders, which suddenly don't look all that bad, right? - restores your equilibrium, at least temporarily.