November, 2023

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8 Compelling Reasons to Continue Marketing When Your School is Thriving

Enrollment Catalyst

In the fast-paced world of school life, it’s a common misconception that once enrollment is full, there’s less need for ongoing marketing efforts. However, the reality is quite the opposite. Recently, some school leaders in which I have coached and connected with, mentioned that they have backed off from their marketing efforts. For example, read the following paraphrased comment: “We have more than enough inquiries and applications to fill our empty seats.

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5 Stats That Graduate Enrollment Leaders Need to Know

Ruffaloni

How can you navigate the trends in graduate enrollment? I recently developed a new data-driven presentation called “How to Win in the Graduate Market” that seeks to first lay out the state of the market and then talk through a list of 20 things that enrollment leaders need to be sure are happening in order to align with student expectations. You can sign up for a complimentary virtual presentation of this session.

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2024 UGA In-State EA Decisions

UGA Undergraduate Admissions Q & A

In-State Early Action decisions will be released at 4 pm EST today, so here are some details about the In-State EA applicant and admitted groups. When you log into your status page, you will see a “View Update” link under the Status Update, and that is where you will see your decision. About 20 minutes after we release decisions, an email will go out to students who have not already checked their status letting them know a decision is available on their status page.

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Meet BestColleges’ Black Women in STEM Scholarship Winners

BestColleges

Black women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields face barriers along the way that their peers often don't. And these barriers may be why, when deciding on majors and future careers, many Black women in college decide not to pursue degrees in STEM. In fact, in the 2019-20 academic year, Black women earned just 3% of STEM degrees and certificates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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How I chose my major: English

Colorado State University

In the “ How I chose my major ” series, we showcase the academic paths CSU students have taken, and students tell their stories in their own words. Read on to meet Kira, a English major , and learn how she decided it was the perfect path for her college career and far beyond. As a third-generation English major, my whole life pointed me toward this path.

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College Admissions- Middle 50%, Test Optional (… and Country Music?)

Georgia Tech Admissions Blog

In the last week, I’ve made two 5-hour drives. One from Baltimore, MD to Durham, NC. And then a few days later from Charleston, SC to middle Georgia. On these treks, I was thinking about how infrequently I get long stretches of time alone. Early on in my time at Tech, however, that was the norm. I traveled regularly from Atlanta to South Georgia, and had countless Friday afternoon returns of 3, 4, or even 5 hours to listen to audiobooks, sports radio, call friends, or just to think.

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What Is a Good SAT Score for 2024?

PrepScholar

The 2023-2024 college application season is in full swing, which means you’re probably taking standardized tests. Will your scores get you accepted to your top colleges? And if your scores aren’t high enough, what can you do to give your SAT scores an added boost? We’ll walk you through how to decide if your SAT scores are good enough for your college admissions goals.

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Post-Pandemic Higher Ed: Seizing Online Opportunities and Confronting Challenges

enrollmentFUEL

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically reshaped the landscape of higher education. With the rapid transition to online learning, both students and institutions faced a steep learning curve. However, this disruption also highlighted the immense potential of online education. As the world gradually emerges from the pandemic, higher education institutions are presented with opportunities and challenges in launching successful online academic programs.

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Formerly Incarcerated Man Earns Degree After Decades-Long Fight for Education Behind Bars

BestColleges

Larry “Eddie” Fordham got a life sentence at 18 and didn't even have a high school diploma. As a “lifer,” Fordham wasn't eligible to participate in prison education programs, but he fought back and earned a diploma, vocational certificates, and an associate degree from Miami Dade College. The college program offers incarcerated men in South Florida the opportunity to earn college educations behind bars.

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State-of-the-art spaces: Colorado State University Theatre

Colorado State University

In our State-of-the-Art Spaces series , we’ll show you academic spaces all over campus that boast unique features and technology that enhance learning, allow students to engage in hands-on experiences, and more. Get an inside look at Colorado State’s state-of-the-art spaces now. Colorado State’s University Center for the Arts houses a plethora of dance studios, musician practice rooms and rehearsal halls, and stunning performance halls, used primarily by students of the The School of Music

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Interview with an International Student

Inside Emory Admission

International students are an essential part of the Emory undergraduate community. At our Atlanta campus, 18% of undergraduate students are international, while 13% of our Oxford campus is international. These students from all over the globe enrich Emory University with their perspectives, culture, and academic integrity. We recently interviewed a sophomore studying at our Oxford campus about his experience transitioning to Emory as an international student.

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How to Write a Perfect "Why This College?" Essay

PrepScholar

Did you think you were all done pouring out your blood, sweat, and tears in written form for your personal statement , only to be faced with the "why this college?" supplemental essay? This question might seem simple but is in fact a crucial and potentially tricky part of many college applications. What exactly is the "why us?" essay trying to understand about you?

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“Landing the Grad Student”: The Critical Role of Admissions Efficiency

Ruffaloni

Graduate students are more likely to enroll at the program that admits them first. Enrollment is everyone’s obligation, and good university leaders embrace the responsibility. What are you doing in your role to positively affect the admissions process? In today’s rapidly evolving higher education landscape, university leaders must recognize the pivotal role of efficient admissions processes in securing and maintaining competitive advantage.

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2024 Guide to Summer Programs for High School Students

College Transitions

In the 1990s, while the rest of society was busy squirting each other with Super Soakers, listening to the Gin Blossoms, and carving Nike swooshes into their hair, colleges suddenly realized, for the very first time, that their campuses were completely deserted during the summer.

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Florida Student Creates Action Fund for Young Advocates

BestColleges

Cameron Driggers was in high school when “Don't Say Gay” was implemented in Florida. He felt then that he would have to fight for his existence in the state. He brought that passion with him to the University of Florida, where he created the Youth Action Fund (YAF). YAF is entirely youth-run and only serves youth-led campaigns. It provides stipends and advising services.

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How to Become A Dentist: Everything You Need to Know

Shemmassian Academic Consulting

How hard is it to become a dentist? What the dentist career path looks like, plus recommendations to maximize your chances of pursuing your dream dental career LEARN HOW TO BECOME A DENTIST Introduction A career in dentistry is an excellent choice. The 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the “ 100 Best Jobs ” placed dentistry in the top 10 of all career options, and had two dental specialties (oral and maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist) ranked in the top 25.

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Georgia Scholarships

StandOut College Prep

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Georgia students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2023-24 cycle.

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Complete List: Colleges With No Application Fee (Updated)

PrepScholar

Trying to save money on college applications? Good news! There are actually quite a few colleges that allow you to apply for free. In this article, I'll provide some general information about application fees along with a comprehensive list of all the schools that offer free applications.

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Do Students and Families View College Tuition as a Worthwhile Investment?

Ruffaloni

This post was co-authored Dr. Raquel Bermejo, Associate Vice President for Market Research and Planning. In an era where the cost of higher education is steadily rising, prospective students and their families often grapple with the question of whether a college education is truly worth the investment. While the price tag of a college degree can be daunting, it’s crucial to understand that the benefits of a college education extend far beyond the immediate financial investment.

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College Receives NSF Grant to Redesign, Launch Project-Based Learning Curriculum

#LetsBFRANK: The College Admissions Blog

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology today announced that it has received funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPIIC grant to redesign and launch its project-based learning model across the college’s various educational programs. Franklin Cummings Tech, Boston’s only non-profit technical college, received $399,996 to create comprehensive curricula that include skill-focused, project-based learning methods.

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PepsiCo Donates $250K to Fight Food Insecurity at HBCUs

BestColleges

PepsiCo said the funds will impact more than 37,500 students facing food insecurity. The company is also giving away 2,000 meals to students. Last year, PepsiCo donated $400,000 to Bunker Hill Community College in Boston to expand Black and Hispanic student access to higher education. PepsiCo is helping to fight food insecurity at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with a quarter-million-dollar donation to five HBCUs.

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for High Schoolers

Excelsior Admissions Consulting

The holidays are a perfect time for students to volunteer for (or lead) service opportunities. Here are some ways students can get involved with their communities (click the links for more information about each organization). NEW YORK Organize a NY Cares coat drive. Students can collect coats from friends and neighbors and drop them off at different locations in New York City.

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Looking to the future of advising: 6 takeaways from the 2023 NACADA conference

EAB

Blogs Looking to the future of advising: 6 takeaways from the 2023 NACADA conference The academic advising profession faces shrinking budgets, expanding student and administration expectations, and increasing turnover—all of which make it harder for institutions to think strategically about advising structure and staffing to support student success.

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How to Get Into Stanford (by an Accepted Student)

PrepScholar

Many students want to get into Stanford , one of the most prestigious undergraduate institutions in the United States. While getting into Stanford is very tough, there are definite rules to Stanford admissions. Using these rules to your advantage will greatly increase your chances of getting in.

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Direct Admissions Is Growing in Popularity as an Alternative Way to Market Your Institution. But Is It the Best Way?

Ruffaloni

Does direct admissions directly lead to enrollment growth? In the last few months, direct admissions programs at Niche, the College Board, and even state-run higher education programs have received renewed media attention. While these programs have existed for a few years now, they are recently in the spotlight for their presumed ability to break down admission barriers for underrepresented groups.

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Dental School Personal Statement: The Ultimate Guide (Examples Included)

Shemmassian Academic Consulting

Learn step-by-step how to write a unique dental school personal statement, including full length examples your dental school personal statement can mean the difference between and acceptance and a rejection Part 1: Introduction Part 2: How to write a dental school personal statement Part 3: Common dental school personal statement errors to avoid Part 4: Full length dental school personal statement examples - Part 1: Introduction If you’re applying to dental school and beginning to contemplate yo

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‘Nurse of the Year’ Talks Nursing Student Challenges, Being a Nurse Leader

BestColleges

Holly Weaver recently was named a national Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Association. Weaver helped reduce infant mortality at the small rural hospital where she works. She also started a food pantry program for patients experiencing food insecurity. Holly Weaver, BSN, RNC-OB According to the ANA, Weaver serves as a role model to her fellow colleagues and is a trusted advocate for her patients.

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The Federal Work-Study Program

College Admissions Strategies

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides a way for students to earn money for their education by working at a part-time job while in a college or career school. There are about 3,400 schools participating in the program, which is managed by the Student Aid Office of the U.S. Education Department (ED). The amount of […] The post The Federal Work-Study Program appeared first on College Admissions Strategies.

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Colleges Offering Merit Aid to 95%+ of Students Without Need

road2college

If you’re a family that won’t qualify for need-based aid, it’s time to start looking for merit scholarships. What Are. The post Colleges Offering Merit Aid to 95%+ of Students Without Need appeared first on Road2College.

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PSAT Score Needed for National Merit Scholarship

PrepScholar

Each year about 1.6 million juniors take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in the hopes of qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program. But what score do you actually need to earn Semifinalist distinction? In this guide, we'll tell you what PSAT/NMSQT score you need in order to qualify for Semifinalist status in your state and potentially move on to win a National Merit scholarship.

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The Don’ts of College Admissions

Solomon Admissions

The college application process can be an extremely anxious time for every student. While admissions officers understand that nerves are high, mistakes happen, and the process is confusing, there are some major “don’ts” that can make or break your admission decision. Below, I have added a few tips and tricks to ensure you avoid these red flags. Don’t #1: The Blame Game Many students will include addendums within their application that can allow for an explanation of a grade, a misdemeanor, or an

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USC vs. UCLA: Which College Is Better?

Shemmassian Academic Consulting

Learn key differences between the two most famous universities in Southern California when it comes to academics, student life, and admissions the usc vs. ucla debate transcends the famous football rivalry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: UCLA: One of the nation’s elite public universities Part 3: USC: A top-ranked research powerhouse Part 4: USC vs UCLA: School Experience Part 5: USC vs UCLA: Admissions - Part 1: Introduction As you gear up for application season, you and your child may be curious

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Commonwealth University Gets $5 Million to Advance Nursing Education in Pennsylvania

BestColleges

Ed and Julie Breiner's $5 million gift in October created the Breiner School of Nursing at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania and will help train and place more nurses in the field. Pennsylvania's registered nurse vacancy rate jumped 10 percentage points from 2019-2022. Commonwealth's clinical partners are important in providing jobs and clinical opportunities for the university's students and graduates.

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Lights, Camera, Acceptance: The Rise of Optional Video Supplements in College Applications

The College Curators

Lights, Camera, Acceptance: The Rise of Optional Video Supplements in College Applications In the ever-evolving landscape of college admissions, the traditional application process is undergoing a transformative shift, with colleges.

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Successful Financial Aid Appeal Letter (With Free Templates)

road2college

If you’ve recently received your college financial aid offer and it’s less than what you need, you’re not alone. Many. The post The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Successful Financial Aid Appeal Letter (With Free Templates) appeared first on Road2College.

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How to Become a National Merit Semifinalist

PrepScholar

Every October, about 1.6 million juniors across the country take the PSAT. Those who score in the top 1% achieve the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist. Most of these students move on to become National Merit Finalists , with some winning scholarship money for college. Being named a National Merit Semifinalist is a huge achievement along the path to college.

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7 Soft Skills for High School Students

College Transitions

In today’s technology-centric and data-driven world, it’s easy to focus on the hard skills and competencies that you believe your child may need to land college acceptances and job placements, which may include coding languages, data analysis proficiency, or foreign language mastery.