June, 2024

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From the Dentist’s Office to Campus Visits: Lessons in First Impressions and Engagement

Enrollment Catalyst

As a seasonal resident of northern Michigan—my escape from Florida’s summer heat—I recently found myself navigating a new challenge: selecting a dentist. Though far removed from my professional realm, this experience offered pivotal insights into enhancing private school campus visits. Here’s how these observations can be translated into actionable improvements in your school’s admissions and enrollment strategy. 1—Influence of Online Reviews My wife chose this dentist based on glowi

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SAT Problem, Solved

JON BOECKENSTEDT'S ADMISSIONS WEBLOG

Last week, I wrote about how College Board and the Highly Rejective Colleges are to blame for the concerns being expressed by many high school and independent counselors about the lack of SAT testing sites in their communities. In some discussion groups I participate in, these concerns are increasing and amplifying.

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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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How to Get Into the University of Michigan: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

College Transitions

In recent years, the University of Michigan has opened its doors to more and more out-of-state and international students than at any point in the school’s history. Presently, roughly half of the undergraduate student population are non-Michigan residents; a decade ago, 64% were Michigan natives. The 32,000+ current Wolverine undergrads are a more high-achieving bunch […] The post How to Get Into the University of Michigan: Acceptance Rate and Strategies first appeared on College Transitio

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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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College Application Resume Guide and Example

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High school seniors, put one more item on your to-do list. It’s time to prepare a college application resume. This. The post College Application Resume Guide and Example appeared first on Road2College.

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Best Computer Science Colleges in the US

Ivy College Essay

Best Computer Science Colleges in the US As technology continues to drive innovation across industries, the demand for skilled computer scientists has never been higher. Choosing the right college is essential for students who want to excel in this competitive field. Here is a look at some of the best computer science colleges in the United States, each offering unique strengths and opportunities. 1.

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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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How to Get Into the University of Florida: Acceptance Rate & Strategies

College Transitions

Charging an annual in-state tuition of approximately $6,400, the University of Florida allows residents to get a full year’s education for roughly the same cost of a single course at an elite private institution like Duke, Boston College, Columbia, or Tufts. Accordingly, the University of Florida is one the finest higher education bargains in the […] The post How to Get Into the University of Florida: Acceptance Rate & Strategies 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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The Best Colleges for Merit Aid

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For many families ineligible for need-based financial aid, figuring out whether a college is affordable means researching whether it offers. The post The Best Colleges for Merit Aid appeared first on Road2College.

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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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Public Ivies: Class of 2028 Acceptance Rates

Top Tier Admissions

The term “Public Ivies” has arguably been around longer than any of the other “Ivy adjacent” categories ( “Southern Ivies,” “New Ivies,” etc.). A Yale University admissions officer, Richard Moll, coined the phrase in 1985 to refer to state universities that offer exceptional educations at a fraction of the Ivy league price for in-state students. The eight universities listed in Moll’s book were: College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia) Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) University of

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Sacramento State Recognized as California’s First Black-Serving Institution

BestColleges

California State University, Sacramento was recognized by the state Assembly as California's first Black-serving institution. The Legislature is currently considering legislation that would create a formal Black-serving institution designation for colleges and universities that are committed to supporting the success of Black and African American students.

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How to Get Into Carnegie Mellon: Acceptance Rate & Strategies

College Transitions

Over 33,000 high-achieving teens applied to be part of Carnegie Mellon’s Class of 2027, and the vast majority of successful applicants had pristine transcripts and SATs of 1500 or better. Selectivity at this school, which is named after two famous/infamous Captains of Industry/Robber Barons is nothing new, but it has reached previously unimaginable levels in […] The post How to Get Into Carnegie Mellon: Acceptance Rate & Strategies first appeared on College Transitions.

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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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An Expert Discusses How Student Loans Work

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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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Mastering FAB in Education Marketing: Transforming Features Into Student Success Stories

HEM (Higher Education Marketing)

Reading Time: 10 minutes As a modern educational institution, standing out requires a strategic approach. Are you wondering how you can craft a set of marketing messages that truly resonates with prospective students and their families? Fortunately, we have plenty of helpful insights to share. Today, we’re diving into mastering the FAB (Features, Advantages, and Benefits) marketing technique through compelling success stories.

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Southern Ivies: Class of 2028 Acceptance Rates

Top Tier Admissions

As with other trending “Ivy adjacent” categories ( New Ivies , Public Ivies , etc.), there is no consensus on a definitive list of “ Southern Ivies.” However, there are a few clear standout private universities in the South that offer similarly high-caliber educational opportunities in appealing locations. This admissions cycle has made clear just how selective these colleges have become.

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OpenAI Introduces ChatGPT Edu for Colleges

BestColleges

OpenAI recently launched ChatGPT Edu, a customizable AI tool designed specifically for higher education. The technology will enhance teaching and learning, academic research, and administrative tasks. Initially wary of AI, colleges have begun integrating tools such as ChatGPT across campus. Arizona State University established the first university partnership with OpenAI and continues to pioneer innovative uses.

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3 Great Cover Letter Examples for Any Job in 2024

College Transitions

Knowing where to start with cover letters is tricky terrain. The endless types of jobs out there only seem to make it more challenging to customize each cover letter. What do recruiters want? How long should the letter be? The process seems tedious and time-consuming our increasingly digitized and visual world with social media, many […] The post 3 Great Cover Letter Examples for Any Job in 2024 first appeared on College Transitions.

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Understanding the Common Black College Application (CBCA)

Solomon Admissions

The Common Black College Application (CBCA) is a one-stop shop for African American students seeking to attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The CBCA streamlines the college application process by allowing students to submit one application to multiple HBCUs, thus saving time and effort. Recruiting talented students The CBCA helps provide a broader pool… The post Understanding the Common Black College Application (CBCA) appeared first on Solomon Admissions Consultin

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

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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 12

DC College Counseling

HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, FAIRFAX COUNTY! Catholic schools finished up yesterday and most of the independent schools have been out for a little while already — so we are officially on summer break! BIGGEST COLLEGE-RELATED NEWS OF THE WEEK FAFSA DEBACLE CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR THOSE WHO NEED AID THE MOST The rollout of the new FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, has been a nightmare for students and colleges this year.

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

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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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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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Summer Strategy Ideas for Dartmouth

The Koppelman Group

Dartmouth is the outdoor Ivy. The campus is in the mountains of New Hampshire, and offers an exceptional educational experience in a rugged setting ideal for lovers of hiking, skiing, climbing, and exploring. You don’t need to love the woods to love Dartmouth, though. Most of all, you need to treasure community. 4,000 undergraduates and 6,700 students call Dartmouth home , pursuing degrees across over 40 departments and programs through a liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes breadth alongside

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Dear Roadie: Should We Reveal That My Daughter Has Autism, Anxiety, and Depression?

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Dear Roadie, Is it okay to tell a college or university that my daughter has autism? She was accepted at. The post Dear Roadie: Should We Reveal That My Daughter Has Autism, Anxiety, and Depression? 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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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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Howard University Revokes Diddy’s Honorary Degree, Ends Scholarship

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Howard University revoked Sean "Diddy" Combs' honorary degree and ended a $1 million scholarship in his name. The historically Black university said Combs is "no longer worthy to hold the institution's highest honor." Howard is sending back the $1 million given for the scholarship and is refusing a $1 million commitment he made in October 2023. Howard University is stripping Sean "Diddy" Combs of an honorary degree and rescinding all of his gifts to the university after a video surfaced in May o

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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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Common App Essay Prompt 4 Example and Guide 2024-2025

The Koppelman Group

We're continuing our dive deep into each of the seven Common App essay prompts and guiding you on how to brainstorm, write, and perfect your Common App essay. As you may know by now, we don’t follow the conventional college essay-writing rules, so what you’ll find here might be fairly different from other advice you’ve seen. But trust us, our methods get results!

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A guide to internships for high school students

College Essay Guy

For high school students, an internship can help you gain real-world experience, build professional skills, and explore potential career paths. But that doesn’t necessarily mean an internship is the best use of your time, nor will it guarantee your admission to a top-ranking college. (Important note that it’s way more useful to pursue an internship because of your interests and values than because you think it will “look good” to a college—that tends to be a core misunderstanding with college ad

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Notre Dame SAT Scores: Full Breakdown

Next Admit College Admissions Blog

University of Notre Dame , renowned for its academic excellence and rich tradition , upholds rigorous standards for its applicants, including its SAT scores and requirements. Let’s dive into the details of Notre Dame’s SAT scores and how they shape the admissions process. Don’t forget to explore our other article covering Notre Dame’s ACT stats and requirements for a comprehensive view of Notre Dame’s admission criteria.

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