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Yale Opposes State Ban on Legacy Admissions

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A Connecticut bill aims to ban legacy admissions at the state's public and private colleges and universities. Yale University opposes the legislation, arguing it infringes on academic freedom. Legacy admissions bans have gained traction since the Supreme Court's ban on affirmative action. Wesleyan University abolished legacy preferences last year. Connecticut legislators are poised to make history, but Yale University doesn't want them to.

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Where To Take the Best AP Courses Online

College Transitions

Here at College Transitions, students often ask us, “Where should I take AP courses online?” There are a variety of reasons that high school students seek out online Advanced Placement (AP) course opportunities.

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Strong Programs in Classics

Top Tier Admissions

Have you memorized every word of The Gladiator ? Are you fascinated by Greek mythology? Do you dream of summer excavations in Italy or Greece? As a Classics major, you will have the opportunity to dive into a rigorous study of the ancient Mediterranean world through language, literature, art, and archaeology. Classics is a rich, interdisciplinary field that allows students to investigate the intersection of history, religion, art, philosophy, and theater, in addition to Latin and/or Greek.

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Talking Transfer: Carving Your Own Path! 

Georgia Tech Admissions Blog

This week we welcome Transfer Program Manager, LaSean Price, to the blog. Welcome, LaSean! Most journeys in life are not linear. Although linear is the most direct path from one point to the next, life is full of twists, turns and roundabouts. If you don’t get into your first choice college, don’t be discouraged — there’s more than one way to a destination!

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Austin Community College Offering Graduating High Schoolers Free Tuition

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The board of trustees approved the Austin Community College Free Tuition pilot program, which will last at least five years. There's no GPA or family income requirement. Students can also use their financial aid to cover other expenses. Students are eligible for three years of free tuition to earn an associate degree or certifications and can get an additional two years of free tuition to earn a bachelor's degree.

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20 Best Public High Schools in NJ – 2024

College Transitions

There is no shortage of excellent high school education in New Jersey. In fact, the Garden State is known for some of the top schools, both public and private (here’s a list of top private schools in NJ). Below, we will discuss 20 of the best public high schools in New Jersey.

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Parents Spill The Tea About Why They REALLY Want to Send Their Child to College

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We asked parents in our Paying for College 101 Facebook Group, “What is the most important thing that you want. The post Parents Spill The Tea About Why They REALLY Want to Send Their Child to College appeared first on Road2College.

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Georgia State to Launch Online MBA

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Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business will roll out an online MBA program starting in fall 2024. Georgia State recently announced an overhaul of its MBA curriculum, cutting down the credit hours required to complete the degree. The Robinson College offers MBA concentrations in high-demand, fast-growing fields like financial technology (fintech) and healthcare management.

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21 High School Internships in the Bay Area – 2024

College Transitions

If you’re starting to think about your college applications, you may already know that many competitive applicants now engage in internships to make themselves stronger candidates for admissions committees.[i] Recently, NACE found that paid internships for college students ultimately lead to more job offers, higher starting salaries, and shorter job searches.

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March Madness 2024 Final Four: Meet the Colleges

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! In the first round, we explored the mascots , our second round celebrated notable alumni , in the Sweet 16 we learned about campus traditions , and in the Elite 8 we discussed selectivity.

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STEM majors

College Essay Guy

If you’re considering STEM majors, we’d guess it’s one (Or maybe all? And more?) of the following reasons: You have a passion for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. You're intrigued by the prospect of contributing to groundbreaking discoveries and innovations that shape the future. You're attracted to the numerous career opportunities and high earning potential for college graduates in STEM fields.

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Department of Energy Invests $15M Into 6 Universities for Cybersecurity Centers

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The cybersecurity centers will work with Department of Energy national labs and energy sector owners, operators, and vendors. The University of Connecticut, Iowa State University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Texas Tech University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Florida International University were selected for the cybersecurity centers.

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30 Best Colleges for Astronomy & Astrophysics – 2024

College Transitions

If you have a brilliant scientific mind that has always been fixated on topics along the lines of black holes, dark matter, and extraterrestrial life then there may just be a college program for you. Sometimes offered as a solo Astronomy & Astrophysics major (i.e. Michigan), other times as an Astronomy-Physics double-major (i.e.

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National Grid Clean Energy Careers Partnership

#LetsBFRANK: The College Admissions Blog

National Grid representatives recently visited campus for a Lunch and Learn session as part of the Clean Energy Careers Academy, a partnership through which National Grid provides Franklin Cummings Tech students with scholarships, mentoring, and professional development, as well as opportunities for internships and full-time jobs. “Our goal with the Clean Energy Careers Academy is to offer an all-encompassing program,” said Dr.

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Rising Seniors, Gear Up for College Applications This Summer!

SSA Online College Prep

Make your senior year easier by preparing for college applications this summer! Make sure you have the test score you need. Finalize your college list. Start researching financial aid programs and scholarships. Bulk up your college resume with meaningful activities. Get a head start on your college essay. Read more college admissions tips on our blog !

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Stereochemistry for the DAT

Shemmassian Academic Consulting

Learn key DAT concepts about stereochemistry, plus practice questions and answers Learn everything you need to know regarding stereochemistry for the dat Table of Contents Part 1: Introduction to stereochemistry Part 2: Structural isomers Part 3: Chirality a) Chiral centers b) R, S configuration c) E, Z configuration d) Diastereomers and enantiomers e) Conformational isomers Part 4: In biological systems a) Amino acids b) Carbohydrates c) Boat and chair conformations Part 5: Sterics and stabilit

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9 Best Medical Schools in Pennsylvania – 2024

College Transitions

Pennsylvania houses an impressive array of top-tier medical schools, each contributing to the state’s reputation for excellence in healthcare education. From renowned Ivy League universities to innovative academic medical centers, these institutions offer aspiring physicians unparalleled opportunities for academic enrichment, clinical training, and research advancement.

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What Do Computer Engineers Do?

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Advertising Disclosure : This content was created by BestColleges and sponsored by Purdue University. Computer engineering is a discipline that combines principles of electrical engineering and computer science. It focuses on developing and maintaining hardware and computer systems. Computer engineers design, build, and test computer components and operating systems.

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Applying to Middlebury as an International Student

The Koppelman Group

The idea of going to college in rural Vermont in the far northeast of the United States where the winters are long and cold may sound like a hard pitch for exceptional international students. Surprisingly, it’s not. Middlebury College is one of the most prestigious colleges in the U.S., and one of the most popular among international applicants. In this post, we’ll break down why Middlebury is so popular for international students and how you can increase your chance of acceptance if you apply.

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Should You Interview with a College for your Application?

SSA Online College Prep

Jump to information about What an Interview Is | Are they Mandatory? | Should I do an Interview? | How Should I Prepare? | What to Expect | Takeaways Applying for colleges is a huge endeavor with a lot of different parts. While it may be tempting to skip some of the ‘optional’ ones, here’s what we recommend on one of the most common choices you’ll have to make – whether to do an interview at the college you’re applying to.

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50 Best Colleges for Biochemistry – 2024

College Transitions

One might assume that all of the schools on a list of Best Colleges for Biochemistry would begin or end with “University.” After all, we typically think of large universities possessing the best labs and research facilities in the world of higher education.

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Uniting Athletics And Admissions For Recruitment Success

Enrollify

In the latest episode of the In Your Element podcast, titled " Bridging the Gap: Uniting Athletics and Admissions for Recruitment Success, " hosts Brendan Henkel and Daniella Nordin sit down with Charity Schneeberger, Director of Admissions, and Gretchen LeVan, Director of Athletics.

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New FAFSA Error May Impact Financial Aid Awards

BestColleges

The Department of Education discovered yet another FAFSA issue, this time regarding tax information collected from the IRS. This latest hiccup could result in lower financial aid eligibility for students and families. Some students, however, may qualify for more aid after their application is reprocessed. These issues impact an estimated 1 million students.

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Top Universities for Criminal Justice

The Koppelman Group

“In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.” DUN DUN. When you hear “criminal justice” you’re probably imagining one career path: police, but there are a lot of options and paths for students interested in criminal justice programs.

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Medical Schools that Accept International Students

College Transitions

Are you an international student pursuing a medical career in the United States? Navigating the admissions process can seem daunting, especially when considering the limited availability of medical schools that accept international students. However, with careful planning and strategic approaches, securing a spot in a medical school for international students is within reach.

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2024 Commencement Speakers Are Philanthropists Joyce and Bill Cummings

#LetsBFRANK: The College Admissions Blog

Joyce and Bill Cummings, the co-founders of the Cummings Foundation, will be the 2024 Franklin Cummings Tech Commencement speakers on Saturday, May 18, at 10AM. Bill also founded the suburban Boston commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties. “Joyce and Bill Cummings understand the transformative power of education to create economic opportunity and access to prosperity for everybody.

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This Business School Is Integrating AI Throughout Its Curriculum

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The American University Kogod School of Business is incorporating artificial intelligence throughout its curriculum. Kogod plans to roll out 20 new and revised curses with an AI and machine learning focus starting in fall 2024. AI and machine learning courses and workshops will be required for incoming students. School officials say student outcomes are key to the change.

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How to Get into Princeton University

The Koppelman Group

It shouldn’t be surprising that Princeton is hard to get into. Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton has been a college longer than America has been a country. Princeton has so many great programs. If you are into International Affairs, Eating Clubs, or need-blind schools, you probably already have Princeton near the top of your list. But you might be asking yourself, “Can I really get into Princeton?

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Best Colleges With No Application Fee + Complete List (2024)

College Transitions

One of the most important investments parents/students will make in their lifetime is a college education. The cost of attending a four-year college can range from $50,000-100,000/to attend a smaller school versus $200,000+ for a private institution. That’s indeed a major expenditure.

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Carnegie Mellon University: Home of the Curious and Passionate

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Since 1900, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has evolved into a global leader in education. A private research university with 14,000 students (including around 7,500 undergraduates), CMU is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. True to its founder’s mission, practical problem solving has been the central tenet of CMU’s educational philosophy. CMU is unique in that it’s an educational leader in both the arts and sciences.

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Sustainability and DEI Are Important to Prospective Business Students: Report

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Inclusion and sustainability are increasingly important to prospective business students, according to a new Graduate Management Admission Council survey. Sixty-eight percent of prospective graduate business students said sustainability was important or very important to their academic experience. More than half of prospective students, 57%, said they wouldn’t consider attending a school that doesn’t prioritize equity and inclusion.

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Campus Visit Notes: American University

Parry College Counseling: College Admissions Blog

Location: Washington, D.C. Type of Institution: private research university Size: ~8,000 undergraduates (and ~14,000 including graduate students) Admissions Advice: I had a fantastic conversation with our Seattle area representative who was very candid about what American looks for in the review. They are big on demonstrated interest (in-person visits, virtual visits, saying hello to admission reps at college fairs and events, solid “why American U?

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Law School Personal Statement with Examples

College Transitions

So you’re applying to law school? You’ve researched the LSAT, you’ve researched law schools, and now you’re preparing to write your personal statement. I’m sure you’ve got a lot on your plate so I won’t waste your time.

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What is graduate school (and should you go)? An in-depth guide

College Essay Guy

Answering the question, “What is graduate school?” isn’t actually as simple as you might think. Why? Well, one person might think going to grad school means pursuing an advanced degree, such as a PhD in Chemical Engineering or an MA in Political Science. Someone else might include programs that lead to an MBA, JD, or MFA in Photography. All of which makes the question “Should I go to grad school?

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N.C. A&T Wins $1.1M Grant for Special Education Teaching Program

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The Department of Education's $1.1 million grant will go toward recruiting and training students to become special education teachers. Students will be able to gain experience at Aggie Academy, the university's third- through fifth-grade school, and at local K-12 schools. The university wants to recruit students from underrepresented groups, students with disabilities, and students with multilingual skills to become culturally competent educators for children with disabilities.

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Demonstrated Interest at Brown

The Koppelman Group

Ok. Time to gather ‘round. You want to know how to demonstrate interest effectively at Brown, and we have a bit of veteran wisdom for you. Frankly, we all know what it’s like to use eagerness as a blunt instrument. Basically, genuine interest is our secret weapon. Generally speaking, we respect effort! It’s good to care! And we understand why students get so worked up about demonstrated interest during college admissions — it’s an emotional time, and if authenticity matters that could give you a

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Best Private Schools in St. Louis – 2024

College Transitions

If you are raising kids in the St. Louis Area and find yourself considering private school, you are lucky to have a fair number of quality options. For the teen in your family, selecting the right private high school will be of particular importance. Are you looking for a boarding school or day school?