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How to Increase Student Enrollment by Working Aged Leads

Enrollment Builders

You’re eager to accelerate enrollment growth, but your admissions team isn't having enough qualified conversations with prospective students. How can you get more students to apply without spending more on leads? You worry your team isn’t maximizing opportunities in your existing lead pool. More conversations lead to higher enrollment, but how can you achieve this without additional lead generation costs?

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Wharton Ramps Up AI Investments

BestColleges

Wharton announced a new initiative focused on boosting AI research and student instruction. All full-time and executive master of business administration (MBA) students at the Wharton School will soon have access to ChatGPT Enterprise licenses as the business school invests in AI, according to an announcement. A growing number of top business schools have incorporated AI into their curriculum.

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Breaking News: Stanford Reinstates Standardized Testing

Top Tier Admissions

Stanford will reintroduce standardized testing requirements for undergraduate admissions starting in fall 2025 for admission to the Class of 2030. For rising seniors (students applying in fall 2024), Stanford will remain test-optional. Most recently, Harvard & Cornell announced changes to their testing policy, requiring students to submit either an SAT or ACT score in future application cycles.

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An Expert Discusses How Student Loans Work

road2college

Having to learn about the Basics of the Student Loans at the point during the college admissions process when every. The post An Expert Discusses How Student Loans Work appeared first on Road2College.

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Self-Advocacy and Admissions

UGA Undergraduate Admissions Q & A

When I was six weeks old, my mother passed away due to complications from a blood clot. Several years later my family grew, mirroring the 70’s sitcom of the Brady Bunch, with two widowed parents with three children each finding love and marrying each other. During that gap of time though, my two older sisters decided they needed to look out for me as best they could.

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Texas Professors Join Lawsuit, Reject New Rules Protecting Transgender Students, Students Seeking Abortion

BestColleges

Two University of Texas at Austin professors joined a lawsuit against the Biden administration over new Title IX rules. The lawsuit argues that the new rules would conflict with Texas state laws. The professors say they will not comply with the rules, including refusing to use "they" pronouns and not accommodating students seeking abortions. Two University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) professors say they will not honor transgender and nonbinary students' requests to use singular "they" pronoun

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60 Best Short Stories for High School Students

College Transitions

The short story can do so much in so little time. Although short stories for high school students are appealing due to their brevity, this doesn’t minimize their lasting impact. Like the novel, short stories can leave readers undeniably moved, if not more moved, in powerful, unexpected ways. This form of storytelling has influenced the […] The post 60 Best Short Stories for High School Students first appeared on College Transitions.

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Junior Year Spring: The College Search Kick-Off 

Solomon Admissions

For high school juniors, the spring brings more than just a flurry of pollen invaders; introductory meetings with college advisors are scheduled, emails from colleges and universities start to consistently appear in inboxes, and a buzz starts to arise as students get into the tempo of the college search process. While there is often much… The post Junior Year Spring: The College Search Kick-Off appeared first on Solomon Admissions Consulting.

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Students From 3 Pacific Island Countries Now Eligible for U.S. Financial Aid

BestColleges

Students from the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau are guaranteed in-state tuition at all U.S. public higher education institutions. These students also qualify for Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant programs. WUFT reported that Ray Rodrigues, chancellor of the State University System of Florida, is exploring legal action against the new law.

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Mastering the Art of Enrollment: Designing a High-Converting Admissions Funnel From Prospect to Student

HEM (Higher Education Marketing)

Reading Time: 10 minutes The journey from prospective student to enrolled pupil is anything but linear. It involves carefully planned interactions that balance communication, engagement, and persuasion guiding prospects through the decision-making process. At the heart of this journey is the admissions funnel —a powerful tool that, when optimized, can significantly enhance the effectiveness of your enrollment strategies.

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College Board is doing it again

JON BOECKENSTEDT'S ADMISSIONS WEBLOG

We shouldn’t be surprised. But before I tell you what they’re doing again, let’s remember what they did. During the COVID-19 pandemic, College Board moved to a 45-minute, online AP exam.

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62 Best Research Opportunities for High School Students

College Transitions

Hands-on laboratory-based research experiences are coveted by just about every STEM-oriented teenager on the planet. Of course, this level of demand renders research opportunities for high school students a valuable and rare commodity. Fortunately, there are a number of reputable summer programs run by universities, government agencies, and private research laboratories that afford young scientists […] The post 62 Best Research Opportunities for High School Students first appeared on Colle

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Rutgers Business School Tackles AI for Accounting

BestColleges

Rutgers Business School will launch a new STEM-designated master of accountancy in accounting and analytics program in fall 2024. That program comes amid major AI-driven changes to the accounting industry. The graduate degree will help students prepare for the revamped CPA exam. A growing number of business schools are embracing AI and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics in their curriculum.

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Standardized Testing and Its Role in College Admissions

Top Tier Admissions

In this ever-changing college admissions landscape, the role of standardized testing remains a hot topic (and source of confusion). Understanding how these tests fit into the broader admissions process can help demystify their purpose and highlight strategies you can use to enhance your applications. THE PURPOSE OF STANDARDIZED TESTING Standardized tests were originally designed to provide a common measure for comparing the academic readiness of students from diverse educational backgrounds.

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Dear Roadie: My Daughter Keeps Failing Classes. Should I Keep Paying for Them?

road2college

Dear Roadie, My husband and I do not qualify for anything through FAFSA. We always said we would pay for. The post Dear Roadie: My Daughter Keeps Failing Classes. Should I Keep Paying for Them? appeared first on Road2College.

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Weekly Update: June 6

DC College Counseling

BIGGEST COLLEGE-RELATED NEWS OF THE WEEK ART SCHOOLS SUFFER FROM TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES AND LOW ENROLLMENT Columbia College Chicago and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, two well-respected arts schools, have both come into economic difficulties recently. With just a week’s notice, the University of the Arts sent out a message stating that the school would be closing June 7th, catching students and faculty completely by surprise.

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UC San Diego, Santa Barbara, Irvine Academic Workers Join Strike

BestColleges

The union representing academic workers in the University of California (UC) system called for UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara members to strike starting Monday, June 3. UC Irvine workers joined the strike on Wednesday, June 5. Workers at UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, and UC Davis are already on strike. The university says the strike is illegal because it violates the no-strike clause in the union's collective bargaining agreement.

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Optimize Your On-Campus College Interviews

Top Tier Admissions

A formal on-campus college interview with an admissions officer was once a rite of passage for aspiring college applicants. Today, with the huge rise in application numbers coupled with enhanced attention to equity, many fewer schools offer interviews directly with their admissions office staff. And to downplay associated stress, interviews are often now called “chats,” “conversations,” or “casual give-and-takes.

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Is 1300 a Good SAT Score? – 30 Best Colleges for a 1300 SAT

College Transitions

You’re wondering if 1300 is a good SAT score and the short answer to that question is “Yes” In fact, scoring a 1300 on the dot places you in the 86th percentile among all SAT takers and around the 90th percentile of all high school students nationwide. Of course, “good” is a relative term in […] The post Is 1300 a Good SAT Score?

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How to Get into Northwestern

The Koppelman Group

Northwestern is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The University has several undergraduate schools and is especially known for its Journalism and Music programs. The school is also popular with students looking to double major or complete multiple degrees (they have many dual degree options.) From Big 10 Sports to specialized programs, Northwestern has a lot to offer.

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Key Steps to Applying to American Universities from Chile

Great College Advice

Key Steps to Applying to American Universities from Chile Whether your child chooses to pursue a master’s or bachelor’s degree that is uncommon in your home country or simply wants to have an enriching experience abroad, Great College Advice is here to help. In this article, we present the key steps for applying to American universities from Chile. ( Leer en español ) “Nearly 3,000 Chileans enrolled to study at universities and higher education institutions in the United States

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Mastering the Future of Education with Minerva Project's Founder

Enrollify

In the latest episode of "Mastering the Next ," host Ray Lutzky delves into the revolutionary realm of graduate education with Ben Nelson , the founder and CEO of the Minerva Project. This educational initiative stands out for its innovative approach, merging online and experiential learning to deliver rigorous university education for the 21st century.

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Is 1200 a Good SAT Score? – 30 Best Colleges for a 1200 SAT

College Transitions

You’re wondering if 1200 is a good SAT score and the short answer to that question is “Yes” In fact, scoring a 1200 on the dot places you in the 81st percentile among all SAT takers and around the 75th percentile of all high school students nationwide. Of course, “good” is a relative term in […] The post Is 1200 a Good SAT Score?

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Common App Essay Prompt 3 Example and Guide 2024-2025

The Koppelman Group

We’re back with another post in our series decoding and exploring each prompt in the Common App, and this time we’re tackling prompt #3. Honestly, we’ve typed the word prompt so much it’s lost all it’s meaning, but we press on. Here at TKG, we are huge prompt #7 people (aka, write an essay of your own design) because we love that you can do so much with it.

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Kenya Partners With American HBCUs for STEM Exchange Program

BestColleges

Kenyan President William Ruto visited Spelman College to announce an exchange partnership between Kenyan universities and several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. Ruto said that the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is worse in Kenya, and he wants to encourage and increase women's participation in the field.

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Enhancing Campus Identity: The Power of Environmental Graphics in Higher Ed

Enrollify

In episode 54 of the Confessions of a Higher Ed CMO, Jaime Hunt converses with Adrienne King , Associate Vice President of Marketing at Indiana University, about the transformative power of environmental graphics on university campuses. This discussion highlights how the strategic use of environmental graphics can create a sense of community, enhance brand visibility, and foster school pride.

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15 Best Veterinary Schools in the US – 2024

College Transitions

There are a lot of animal lovers out there, myself included. But, it takes a special kind of person to dedicate their time and energy to caring for animals. Maybe that person is you. If your sights are set on attending a veterinary college and studying animal science, then you’re probably looking for the best […] The post 15 Best Veterinary Schools in the US – 2024 first appeared on College Transitions.

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Common App Essay Prompt 2 Example and Guide 2024-2025

The Koppelman Group

It’s time to continue on our journey through the seven Common App prompts, today with prompt #2. While, as you’ve maybe already gleaned, we’re huge prompt #7 stans, some of you might shy away from its unstructured nature. If you crave a good structured prompt, #2 might be the one for you. If you’re here, you probably already know what the Common App is, but there are some things worth repeating.

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Ohio Lawmakers Propose Scholarship for Former Foster Youths

BestColleges

Ohio lawmakers are mulling a scholarship proposal for students with experience in foster care. The scholarship program would cover all remaining college costs for students after other financial aid has been applied. California passed a similar measure in mid-2023. Students with experience in foster care face unique challenges to graduating college with a degree.

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Building Strong Partnerships: Palm Beach State College’s Approach to Workforce Development

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In a recent episode of The Hidden Gem podcast, host Maya Demishkevich sits down with three esteemed guests from Palm Beach State College to discuss their successful strategies for fostering strong community and business partnerships. The guests include Edward Willey , Dean of Health Sciences, Belinda Mouradian , Associate Dean for Health Sciences, and Matt Lenihan , Director of Business and Community Relations.

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Florida Gators Football Schedule 2024 & Gators History

College Transitions

The University of Florida Gators have been scuffling the last few seasons, but make no mistake, the program has a rich history and a very passionate fan base. The Gators have won three national championships, eight SEC titles, three Heisman Trophies, and developed a laundry list of football luminaries. (Scroll down for the Florida Gators […] The post Florida Gators Football Schedule 2024 & Gators History first appeared on College Transitions.

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Foreign Language at Middlebury: Deep Dive

The Koppelman Group

Though the number of colleges is dwindling from a bigger picture perspective, students applying to postsecondary institutions know better than anyone just how many schools are out there. According to the National Center for Education Statistics , in 2021 there were approximately 4,000 Title IV degree-granting institutions in the United States. Due to the confluence of historical advantages and the power of cultural prestige, some colleges have more name-brand recognition than others that are equ

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Sheffield’s LLM Scholarships For International Students

iSchoolConnect

Law Scholarships For Indian Students To Study Abroad Available Now The University of Sheffield, UK, has announced two prestigious International LLM Scholarships, each valued at £4,320, aimed at supporting exceptional international students pursuing a Master of Laws degree. These scholarships are part of the university’s broader range of scholarships and bursaries and are designed to […] The post Sheffield’s LLM Scholarships For International Students appeared first on Study Abr

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How many AP classes should I take?

College Essay Guy

We’d love to be able to give you some simple formula, like N AP classes x Z extracurricular activities + Q GPA = admission to your dream college Unfortunately, the answer to the number of AP courses you should take in high school isn’t that cut and dry. But, if you’re up for digging into a bit of detail, we can help you make an educated decision about this important part of your high school career.

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The Crucible Act 2 Summary & Analysis

College Transitions

It’s easy to think that Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (published in 1953 as a criticism of McCarthyism) depicts a societal delusion that couldn’t happen today. However, in a world full of “fake news” and conspiracy theories, The Crucible’s presentation of the paranoia, guilt, and jealousy that beset Salem feels all too relevant. Miller’s text continues […] The post The Crucible Act 2 Summary & Analysis first appeared on College Transitions.

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UT Austin SAT Scores: Full Breakdown

Next Admit College Admissions Blog

The University of Texas at Austin , a renowned institution known for its academic rigor and strong campus spirit, sets high standards for its incoming students. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the SAT scores and requirements expected by UT Austin. Be sure to explore our other articles covering UT Austin’s ACT score statistics and requirements!

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Common App Essay Prompt 1 Example and Guide 2024-2025

The Koppelman Group

The 2024-2025 college application season is about to start, so we’re starting our series on our favorite thing: the Common App essay. For those of you just now learning about and exploring the Common App, it’s a unified college application portal that allows you to work on and apply to up to 20 colleges, but not all colleges exist in their system (cough UCs cough Georgetown cough MIT).