Sat.Mar 16, 2024 - Fri.Mar 22, 2024

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The Strategic Advantage of End-of-Year Surveys for Private Schools

Enrollment Catalyst

As another academic year begins to wind down, school leaders must look ahead and plan for the upcoming year. One of the most effective tools at your disposal for strategic planning is the end-of-year satisfaction survey. These surveys offer a goldmine of insights, directly from your school community, that can shape your strategies for admissions, retention, and overall school improvement.

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How to Improve Your SAT Reading and Writing Score: 8 Strategies

PrepScholar

Are you struggling with an SAT Reading and Writing score between 300 and 500? You're not alone—hundreds of thousands of students are scoring in this range. But many don't know the best ways to break out of this score range and get a 600 or higher. Here, we'll discuss how to improve your SAT Reading score specifically and why it's so important to do so.

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Education Department Requests Colleges and Universities Extend Enrollment Deadlines Due to FAFSA Delays

BestColleges

The release of the new FAFSA was delayed by almost three months and has suffered technical delays during its rollout. The Department of Education is encouraging colleges and universities to adjust their decision deadlines due to the delays. Under the traditional enrollment deadline of May 1, students would likely only have a few weeks to review their financial aid offers and commit to a school.

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March Madness 2024 Round of 64: The Mascots

Estrela Consulting Blog

It’s March Madness time! Here at Estrela, we are taking our brackets to the next level. Join us each round to learn something fun about the schools in the tournament!

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Famous Hamlet Quotes & Expert Analysis

College Transitions

If you’re here, you’ve probably been asked to read Shakespeare’s longest play, Hamlet. Don’t worry if you’re feeling overwhelmed – it’s not an easy play.

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The Campus Visit Experience: How Should It Go?

Educated Quest

There’s a saying that eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. But if that’s true then the front lobby and waiting area for the college admissions office is the front door to most campus visit experiences. Visit your friends in their homes and you can tell how they treat their property by how it looks from their front door. The same goes true for colleges.

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Biden Administration Expands Federal Registered Apprenticeships

BestColleges

A new executive order from President Joe Biden aims to expand federal registered apprenticeships. The order directs federal agencies to look for ways to expand apprenticeship programs. The order also directs federal agencies to incentivize grant recipients and contractors to hire people who previously worked in a registered apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can provide a paid pathway to employment.

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North Star Admissions Scholarship Announcement

North Star Admissions Consulting

So excited to announce this MBA Application Scholarship and Webinar Series – Many thanks to Chelsea and Xavier Heredia! “We recognize that women, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, face unique challenges in admission to top graduate business schools. Therefore, we are proud to offer a prospective MBA student the chance to work closely with Karen Marks, one of the top MBA consultants in the US, from North Star Admissions Consulting.

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How to Prepare for the Digital SAT in 9 Steps

road2college

Editor’s Note: The author, Dr. Kelly Frindell, is a test prep expert and owner of InHouse Test Prep. Students across. The post How to Prepare for the Digital SAT in 9 Steps appeared first on Road2College.

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What Is a Bad SAT Score — And Should I Worry About Mine?

BestColleges

Data Summary Check The median total SAT score is 1030. Note Reference [1] Check Scoring 870 puts you at the bottom 25% of test-takers. Note Reference [1] Check Among popular colleges, New York University had the highest SAT scores in the 25th percentile, with enrollees in the bottom quartile scoring 1470. Note Reference [2] Check Researchers found that SAT scores were strong predictors of academic success in college — even more so than high school GPAs.

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DiscoTech!

Caltech Admissions

If you read my last post, then you might have heard about DiscoTech (Discover Caltech), a 3-day event for admitted students, typically in April, that allows students to get a good feel of Caltech before decision day. Or if you were recently just admitted, you may have also heard about this event! During DiscoTech, students get the chance to explore student life up close by staying in the dorms with current students and attending events all day.

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Global Starts, Summer Starts and Bridge Programs

CTK College Coach

What Happened to Starting College on a Main Campus in the Fall? The traditional on-campus freshman start in September seems to be going the way of the slide rule and cursive writing, at least for some students. More and more colleges are sending students to satellite campuses, summer start, spring start, and international programs, staggering start times across dates and locations to enroll as many students as possible while still having enough room in class rooms and in student housing.

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Why Starting College in the Spring or Summer Might Be Your Best College Move Yet

road2college

As colleges wrap up their acceptances and denials for the next fall, many students are receiving deferrals that grant them. The post Why Starting College in the Spring or Summer Might Be Your Best College Move Yet appeared first on Road2College.

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Boston University Graduate Workers Announce Strike

BestColleges

Graduate workers at Boston University held a strike authorization vote from Feb. 28 to March 11. The union said they want better pay and more comprehensive healthcare and benefits. The vote passed with 90% approval. Shortly after the authorization vote, workers announced they would go on strike March 25 unless the university meets their demands. Less than 10 days after voting overwhelmingly to authorize a strike , graduate workers at Boston University (BU) announced they would go on strike start

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DiscoTech!

Caltech Admissions

If you read my last post, then you might have heard about DiscoTech (Discover Caltech), a 3-day event for admitted students, typically in April, that allows students to get a good feel of Caltech before decision day. Or if you were recently just admitted, you may have also heard about this event! During DiscoTech, students get the chance to explore student life up close by staying in the dorms with current students and attending events all day.

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MIT: Regular Decision Acceptance Rate

Top Tier Admissions

This spring, many university press releases proclaim record-breaking volume and lowest admit rates in their history. The elite college admissions landscape has never been more competitive (or more confusing for applicants to navigate). To kick off our new series on Regular Decision acceptance rates, we’re covering the newly released Class of 2028 acceptance rate for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Parents Share The Ugly Truth of College Waitlists—And How To Handle It

road2college

Ugh, the dreaded waitlist. If there’s one thing that drives students and parents crazy, it’s ending up on a college’s. The post Parents Share The Ugly Truth of College Waitlists—And How To Handle It appeared first on Road2College.

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25 Colleges with the Best Food

College Transitions

Given how competitive and demanding the college application process already is, when considering where to attend, the quality of food on college campuses might not be your biggest concern.

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DiscoTech!

Caltech Admissions

If you read my last post, then you might have heard about DiscoTech (Discover Caltech), a 3-day event for admitted students, typically in April, that allows students to get a good feel of Caltech before decision day. Or if you were recently just admitted, you may have also heard about this event! During DiscoTech, students get the chance to explore student life up close by staying in the dorms with current students and attending events all day.

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Applying to Brown as an International Student

The Koppelman Group

The undergraduate college at Brown University is an innovative program with an old-world vibe. As one of the 7,600 undergraduate students at Brown (and 11,000 students overall) you get all the romanticism of a New England college, but with greater freedom and more opportunities for exploration than most comparable colleges provide. A member of the vaunted Ivy League, it’s the only member of the most exclusive club of colleges in the world that has a fully open curriculum.

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Transforming Higher Ed Workplaces with Human-Centered Design

Enrollify

In the latest episode of I Want to Work There, titled "Human-Centered Design and Institutional Success," host Eddie Francis welcomes guest Erik Rueter to delve into the transformative power of human-centered design in the workplace.

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Show me the Numbers: What the Latest Data Tells us About Boarding School Priorities, What Families Want, and School Search – Catholic School Edition

Niche

In this webinar, Angela discusses school search trends, enrollment performance trends, and insights from Catholic school goals based on recent data. She explores the use of data across different levels to inform strategy and decision-making, highlighting the importance of understanding market dynamics and digital trends in school marketing. Angela also addresses the role of search and review platforms in parent decision-making, emphasizing the significance of school visits and the impact of vari

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May intake in the UK 2024 | Deadlines, application process & more

iSchoolConnect

Studying in the UK Are you considering pursuing your academic aspirations in the United Kingdom? With its rich heritage of education and global recognition of its institutions, the UK stands tall as an enticing destination for international students. However, choosing the suitable intake period is pivotal in shaping your academic journey. Amidst the famous Fall […] The post May intake in the UK 2024 | Deadlines, application process & more appeared first on Study Abroad Blogs | All abo

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APB: UPDATE ON FAFSA MARCH 21, 2024

SSA Online College Prep

How do these potential delays affect my mentee? Updates to be aware of regarding possible deadlines Read more college admissions tips on our blog ! Important Information Regarding May 1st Deadline Extensions! Because of what’s going on with FAFSA, students don’t yet have dependable information about financial aid from their schools. The Department of Education now anticipates beginning the release of 2024-25 FAFSA information to all colleges in batches, beginning in mid-March - but this will be

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President Biden Forgives Another $5.8B in Student Loans for Public Servants

BestColleges

President Joe Biden announced the forgiveness of $5.8 billion in federal student loan debt for 77,700 borrowers. The forgiveness comes in part thanks to a temporary fix to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The Biden administration has now forgiven $143.6 billion in student loan debt for 3.96 million borrowers. Biden also expanded the scope of PSLF to cover previously excluded public service jobs.

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A Guide to How to Pay for Grad School

College Essay Guy

A guide on how to pay for grad school $76,620. That’s a solid chunk of money. Going to graduate school can be an excellent way to increase your career prospects, advance your career, and boost your salary. But that number isn’t a salary. That number you just read is the average debt balance among graduate students with federal student loans in 2023, according to the Education Data Initiative.

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Exploring the best countries to study Engineering abroad in 2024

iSchoolConnect

Embarking on a journey to study engineering abroad is not just an academic endeavor but a life-altering experience that can broaden horizons. In 2024, the realm of engineering education presents a plethora of captivating destinations, each offering a unique blend of culture, innovation, and academic excellence. As we delve into the best countries to study […] The post Exploring the best countries to study Engineering abroad in 2024 appeared first on Study Abroad Blogs | All about universit

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How to Get into Harvard University

The Koppelman Group

So, you want to get into Harvard? What, like, it’s hard? Yes, it's hard. It's really hard. In case you live under a rock, Harvard is an Ivy League university in Boston… sorry we mean Cambridge, Massachusetts. It wouldn’t be a leap to say that Harvard is the most famous college in America, and maybe the world, and with good reason. They have fabulous academics, high-class research, and a tradition of excellence.

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Florida Tech Developing Artificial Intelligence Degree

BestColleges

Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) will begin offering an artificial intelligence (AI) bachelor's program as soon as this fall. FIT will also offer AI classes for students and workshops for high school teachers. Degrees in AI often focus on machine learning, coding, and natural language processing. Since 2022, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in AI have popped up at large and small colleges nationwide.

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GMAT vs GRE

College Transitions

Are you planning to apply for a master’s or PhD program? Though some programs do not require any standardized tests (many became test-optional after the COVID-19 pandemic), there’s a good chance that you will need to take either the GMAT or the GRE.

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Dr. Paul Lowe discusses Katy Independent School District – 2024

Dr. Paul Lowe – Admissions Expert

Katy Independent School District, in Texas , contains 8 high schools. Over the past 5 years, MANY parents of high school students have contacted us regarding our college and BS/MD admissions advisory services. Dr. Paul Lowe and his team have worked with students from several schools including: Seven Lakes High School Tomkins High School Cinco Ranch High School Taylor Ranch High School Despite the fact that they are all excellent high schools, MANY parents contact Dr.

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College Search Resources for Students with Down Syndrome

Estrela Consulting Blog

If you have a family member or friend with Down syndrome in your life, you know the unmatched joy and unique perspective they bring to this world.Our goal as educational consultants is to help guide all students of all abilities to find the right college fit. In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21), we’re excited to share this great list of resources to help students with Down syndrome and their families, as they explore opportunities for postsecondary education.

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Preparing for the New Digital SAT

Strategic College Consulting

Preparing for the new SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) requires a strategic approach that combines understanding the format of the test, consistent practice, and improving your test-taking skills. The College Board, which administers the SAT, announced changes to the test format, aiming for a more digital, adaptive test that can be completed in a shorter time frame.

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Your Network is Your Net Worth: 6 Tips to Help Grow Your Network

Berkeley² Academy

The Value of Your Network Have you heard the saying “your network is your net worth” and questioned what that actually means? Networking is important because the connections you have can make or break your access to opportunities. Many summer programs and college applications request letters of recommendation from individuals that can speak to your character and work ethic.

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Supreme Court Denies Request From West Texas A&M Students Attempting to Host Drag Show

BestColleges

Last March, West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler canceled a student-organized charity drag show, citing his personal views about the performances. Students said the cancellation violated their First Amendment rights. The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency petition from students hoping to host their annual drag show on campus. The court sided with the university's decision to ban drag shows on campus and sent the case to the 5th U.S.

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Demystifying College Athletic Recruiting

Top Tier Admissions

Do coaches really have that much influence on the admissions process? How early does a student-athlete need to fill out recruiting questionnaires? Do athletes from smaller or lesser-known high schools have a chance of getting noticed by D1 teams? Here we’ll bust some of the most common myths surrounding the fundamentals of college athletic recruiting, arming student-athletes with knowledge that will empower them to open doors to college athletic careers. 5 MYTHS SURROUNDING COLLEGE ATHLETIC RECR

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Niche Profile Optimization for K-12 Schools

Niche

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your school’s social media profiles, wondering how you can stop the scroll and stand out from the crowd? Well, I have just the thing for you—it’s time to spice up your Niche Profile. In the world of K-12 schools, standing out on Niche is like giving your school a megaphone in the sea of whispers. Increased website traffic, enhanced visibility on families’ preferred school search and review platform, and more opportunities to showcase what makes your

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