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Optimize the Off-Season: Planning for School Enrollment Success in 2024-25

Enrollment Catalyst

The right plan can make all the difference in your recruitment and retention efforts. Yet, the reality for many independent and faith-based schools is a lack of a coherent strategy. Instead of strategic planning, they drift from one project to the next, often missing significant opportunities. No matter if your school’s enrollment is overflowing, nearly full, or dwindling, a thoughtfully crafted strategic plan is crucial.

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TWO Demographic Cliffs? The Enrollment Case for Diversifying Revenue Streams

Ruffaloni

How many times have we all read about the demographic cliff? I wonder if we’ve become desensitized to its implications. Now that the anticipated starting point (2025) is at our doorstep, institutions must be ready. To that end, I’ve been working a white paper (to be published in June) that will lay out more than a dozen strategies that institutions can use to build alternative revenue (student) streams.

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Higher Education Contact Center vs. Multi-Industry Call Center: What’s the Difference?

Enrollment Builders

Do you want to increase student enrollment and feel that outsourcing part of your admissions process can help you get there? If so, you’re probably considering hiring an admissions partner to communicate with your prospective students.

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Origins of College Students: Understanding Geographic Diversity

College Transitions

When students and their families explore college choices, the geographic diversity of the student body can be a key consideration. Understanding where students originate from can provide insights into the cultural mix, networking opportunities, and the overall appeal of a college.

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UNC-Chapel Hill to Divert Millions in DEI Funding Into Law Enforcement

BestColleges

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees met during a special meeting May 13 to unanimously pass the flex cut amendment. The decision to divert funds comes after a pro-Palestinian protest on campus resulted in over 30 arrests. Marty Kotis, vice chair of the board's budget and finance committee, said diversity in a lot of people's minds is divisiveness, exclusion, and indoctrination and called for more unity.

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All Eyes on Opticianry Department at Vision Expo East 2024

#LetsBFRANK: The College Admissions Blog

Franklin Cummings Tech Opticianry student Devyn Shea was the winner of the nationwide NFOS College Bowl academic competition sponsored by Essilor/Luxottica. There were 13 schools competing for the title, with Franklin Cummings Tech repeating as national champion for the second year in a row. The College Bowl is part of Vision Expo East, an annual event for ophthalmic professionals focusing on eyewear, education, and fashion, that was held in March at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Going on a College Tour? Helpful Prep Tips + College Evaluation Form

Scoir

It's important to be strategic while planning college tours. Here are some helpful tips, as well as a college evaluation form that will get you started.

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This Philadelphia University Is Offering All Eligible Community College Grads Half-Off Tuition

BestColleges

Drexel University is offering a renewable scholarship to all qualifying community college graduates for 50% off tuition. Originally, the Drexel Promise was open only to New Jersey and Pennsylvania community college graduates. Students are not required to complete the College Scholarship Service profile or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for the scholarship.

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How to Write a College Essay That Works

road2college

Millions of high school students apply for college each year, and many have to write at least one college application. The post How to Write a College Essay That Works appeared first on Road2College.

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The Best Ways to Get Out in Front of Learning Differences

Scoir

A critical element of your college application is your ability to bring clarity to the interpretation of your academic record. In other words, when there are irregularities in your program or performance—course selections or grades that raise red flags in the assessment of your academic work—you have a story to tell.

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Can you use the same Common Application Essay when Reapplying?

Solomon Admissions

So you applied to college before and did not get your desired results. With a fully completed application under your belt, you may ask yourself, how much of the application do you really need to complete all over again? Will an admissions office be able to tell if you are re-applying? Yes, most applications ask… The post Can you use the same Common Application Essay when Reapplying?

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New Program Aims to Increase Voter Turnout Among Community College Students

BestColleges

The Community College Commitment is a partnership between nonprofit organizations and well-known brands. Community college students have a lower voter participation rate than four-year university students. The goal of the initiative is to add 500,000 new community college student voters by 2028. Community colleges can compete in a concert competition to promote voter registration.

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So, You Want to Go to Law School?

Top Tier Admissions

In 2010 , a study of U.S. law school matriculants determined that the most influential factors for students deciding to attend law school were a desire for a challenging and rewarding career, academic development and financial security. Today’s law school applicants are different. As U.S. News & World Report noted, the 2022 LSAC matriculant survey showed that 70% of incoming law school students reported that social justice, aiding others, and boosting their communities were their chief reaso

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Girls for Algorithmic Justice Helps Lead The Way To Improve AI

Educated Quest

My hometown, Matawan, New Jersey, has produced many exceptionally bright, interesting people, including Anika Dugal. Anika is founder of Girls for Algorithmic Justice. This is a global grassroots coalition of young women taking political action and advocacy to address the gender and racial disparities in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Prudential Financial selected Anika, now bound for Duke University, as one of their 25 Emerging Visionaries.

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Best Pre-Med Colleges in the US

Ivy College Essay

Best Pre-Med Colleges in the US Choosing the best pre-med college in the US can be a difficult choice, especially if you don’t have the right information. To start with though, let’s make sure we all truly understand exactly what a pre-med program is. “Pre-med” is a curriculum or track that undergraduate students follow to prepare for admission to medical school.

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UC Academic Workers Vote to Authorize ‘Stand-Up Strike’ Over University Response to Pro-Palestinian Protests

BestColleges

Academic student workers across the University of California system held a strike authorization vote from May 13-15. The vote passed with 79% approval with 19,780 members participating. The union alleges that the university infringed upon workers' rights, endangering their well-being, during responses to pro-Palestinian protests on campus. Academic workers across the University of California (UC) system voted to authorize a "stand-up strike" over the university's response to pro-Palestinian prot

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Yale: Class of 2028 Acceptance Rate

Top Tier Admissions

Founded over 300 years ago, Yale University , is an Ivy League institution located in New Haven, CT and ranked #5 in Best Universities by the 2024 U.S. News and World Report. Along with its range of NCAA Division I sports, Yale offers 50+ performance groups and 60 cultural associations, not to mention its secret societies, such as the infamous Skull and Bones Society.

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Online AP Courses: How to Choose and Succeed

road2college

Thousands of high school students take online Advanced Placement (AP) classes each year. These college-level courses offer deeper learning and. The post Online AP Courses: How to Choose and Succeed appeared first on Road2College.

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Biggest and Loudest College Basketball Arenas – 2024

College Transitions

The biggest and loudest college basketball arenas aren’t as staggeringly huge as some of the biggest college football stadiums. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t high-decibel madhouses when the home team is up. After all, there’s a reason bookmakers on average assign a 3.5-point advantage to the home team.

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West Virginia Drops FAFSA Requirement for State Financial Aid, Declares State of Emergency

BestColleges

West Virginians won't have to submit a FAFSA to qualify for state financial aid. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency to suspend the requirement. West Virginia is the only state that has declared a state of emergency over the FAFSA. Rollout of the 2024-25 FAFSA has been plagued by issues that have prevented many students from submitting a form.

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Class of 2028 Admissions: A Cycle Marked by New Challenges

Top Tier Admissions

This year’s high school seniors navigated an admissions season bookended by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn affirmative action and a fiasco with the federal financial aid form (FAFSA) that has left half a million students and their families without vital information on college costs and financial aid awards. In between, we saw campuses beset by protests in the aftermath of Hamas’ attack on Israel and the launch of the war in Gaza, the ouster of two Ivy League presidents, in part, after

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Dear Roadie, My College-Bound Daughter Is Upset About Leaving Our Senior Dog Behind. What Can I Do?

road2college

Dear Roadie, My daughter is getting ready to go away to college and she’s extremely upset about leaving our senior. The post Dear Roadie, My College-Bound Daughter Is Upset About Leaving Our Senior Dog Behind. What Can I Do? appeared first on Road2College.

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Summer Preview Classes to Boost Your GPA and Rank!

Berkeley² Academy

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or heading into senior year, B2A recommends using your summer break to prepare for difficult high school courses so you can meet your GPA and academic goals! 5 Preview Classes to Help you Ace Freshman Year Many rising freshmen are unaware of how rigorous high school courses can be. Getting strong grades freshman year is vital to secure a high ranking and GPA, which sets students up for less struggles throughout the rest of high school.

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Colorado Bill Would Give Qualifying Students 2 Years of Tuition-Free College

BestColleges

House Bill 24-1340, also known as the Colorado Promise Act, would give students from families earning $90,000 or less annually a tax credit covering tuition and fees after grants and scholarships are used. The tax credit is valid at any public Colorado four-year institution, technical college, or community college. The tax credit begins during the 2025 tax year.

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101 Largest High Schools in the United States – 2024

College Transitions

Did you know that there are over 20,000 high schools in the United States? With so many choices, picking the right high school might not be as easy as a one-size-fits-all decision. For example, while some students may like a more individualized approach at a small campus, others may enjoy attending a large institution.

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2024 Academic Awards Ceremony

#LetsBFRANK: The College Admissions Blog

Franklin Cummings Tech hosted over 30 graduating students and their families this week at the 2024 Academic Awards Ceremony. The Awards Dinner honored 12 standout students who were selected by faculty to receive special department awards, based on the students’ academic achievement and leadership among their classmates. Also honored were student scholars who made the Dean’s List, which requires having at least a 3.5 GPA, no grade below a “C,” and earning at least 12 credits for the spring term.

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Neuroscience at the University of Michigan: Deep Dive

The Koppelman Group

We’re taking a closer look at famous programs — departments that have a reputation separate from the one belong to their broader institution — to see if they actually measure up. Think of it this way. We’re investigating schools that, when your parents’ friends ask about your college search, get included in this kind of response: “Oh, you want to study THAT?

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4 Georgia Universities Reinstate SAT/ACT Requirement

BestColleges

Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, and Kennesaw State University will reinstate SAT and ACT requirements starting in the fall of 2026. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted May 14 to reinstate standardized testing at the four schools, according to The Associated Press. Many colleges and universities across the U.S. removed these test requirements for admission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Why This College?” Essay Examples

College Transitions

As you apply for college, you’ll notice that there are several different essay writing genres you’ll need to familiarize yourself with. There’s the Common App Essay, of course, along with many specific supplemental essays like the Community Essay and the Diversity Essay that will be required by particular schools.

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Unveiling the Power of EdTech for Non-traditional Students: Insights from SXSW EDU

Enrollify

In a recent captivating episode of " The Higher Ed Geek " podcast, host Dustin Ramsdell , dove headfirst into an insightful conversation with Terah Crews , CEO of ReUp Education. This discussion held live at SXSW EDU 2024, explored the transformative role of educational technology in supporting non-traditional students. Terah's journey from her foundational days at Entangled Ventures to her pivotal role at ReUp Education underscores a deep commitment to enhancing educational pathways for adults

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Optimizing Your Enrollment Strategy with enrollmentFUEL's Budget-Friendly Solutions

enrollmentFUEL

As the fiscal year draws to a close, many higher education institutions find themselves with a bit of unspent budget. Rather than letting these funds go unused, why not invest them in ways that can significantly boost your enrollment strategy for the upcoming recruitment cycle? At enrollmentFUEL, we offer a range of powerful, cost-effective solutions that can be implemented, many for under $10,000.

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Filming at Caltech

Caltech Admissions

Caltech Filming Sign On April 12th, I was sitting in Bi 150 (Intro to Neuroscience) class when I got a notification that changed everything I was planning on doing that day. Someone messaged my house Discord saying “Young Sheldon is on campus.” A minute later, a picture popped up with Iain Armitage (the actor who plays young Sheldon) behind our very own Caltech Hall.

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141 Fun, Weird, & Interesting Facts – 2024

College Transitions

Trivia games or not – knowing random, weird, fun, and interesting facts is a great way to entertain, educate or simply shock people. Additionally, they can be quite useful for teachers looking to engage a class at the start of the school day or a specific, relevant lesson.

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Should Students Use AI for MBA Admissions Essays?

BestColleges

A majority of prospective MBA students in a Manhattan Prep/Kaplan survey said they should be allowed to use AI to help them write admissions essays, with guidelines and restrictions. Only 18% of the more than 300 prospective MBA students surveyed said the use of AI should be unrestricted. Twenty percent said using generative AI in admissions essays should be outright banned.

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Australia’s New Immigration Rules 2024| Temporary Graduate Visa & Impact on Students

iSchoolConnect

Australia introduces drastic amendments to its Temporary Graduate Visa program, effective July 1, 2024. These reforms are part of a broader overhaul of the country’s immigration system, aimed at better aligning visa streams with educational levels and addressing economic challenges. The changes come amidst efforts to strengthen relations with Southeast Asia through education and skilled […] The post Australia’s New Immigration Rules 2024| Temporary Graduate Visa & Impact on Students a

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Does Blue Cross Insurance Cover Invisalign? A Comprehensive Guide

sparkslearn

Invisalign has revolutionized the orthodontics industry by offering a clear, comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Known for its discreet appearance and effectiveness, Invisalign is popular among adults seeking to improve their smiles without the hassle of metal brackets. But one important question remains: does Blue Cross insurance cover Invisalign?

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5 fun ways to celebrate being a future Ram

Colorado State University

#1. Post your #ColoStateBound announcement on social media and tag us Sharing your big news on social media might be the first thing you want to do when you choose to become a Ram. Unfold your #ColoStateBound banner, grab your pets, family, and friends, and strike a pose. Don’t forget to tag or DM us so we don’t miss it — @admissionscsu on Instagram and Colorado State University Office of Admissions on Facebook.