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College Admissions Acronyms & Terms
The College Admissions process can be daunting for both students and parents. Throughout the process, there will be many terms and acronyms that may become confusing. We have put together a list of Acronyms and Terms to help guide you through the College Admissions process! College Admissions Acronyms ACT – The letters do not mean […]
Tips & Insights for Hacking College Admissions
This is the time of year when college families are looking for tips and insights into the college admissions process. Over the year's we have published lists of suggestions but one of the best sources to gain some quick tips and insights to the admissions process is from the founder of Princeton Review and Tutor.com - John Katzman.
College Parents and College Admissions: How To Make the Most of Your Campus Visit
The college visit is an important part of the college admissions process, but parents may not be sure how best to participate in and maximize that visit. This article suggests some things parents should think about as they prepare for and make the college visit. According to VisitDays, about a quarter of campus visits by prospective students occur in April. So now is the time to consider how to make the most of your visit and how best to use your time on campus.
Flirting with College Admissions
We are big fans of Frank Bruni – the long-time contributor to the New York Times and author of Where you Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, about the college admissions mania. We reviewed some of the articles that appeared in the New York Times and highlight some of the best reminders for college parents who […]
College Admissions Mania & New Year – Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems
College Parents of America - reminds all college families - not to panic: We agree with the statement "If you work hard and get good grades and test scores, there is very likely a place in the best schools for you."
Is the SAT Obsolete?
Until recently, it would have been heresy, and just plain bad practical advice, to tell a high school junior or senior with college aspirations not to take the SAT, especially if he or she lived on either coast of the United States.This ritual college admissions test, owned and operated by The College Board and administered by Pearsons, has hit some rocky times though, and now, more than ever, families of college-bound students may want to consider the SAT alternative or not take an admissions test at all.What happened to cause the mighty SAT to wobble?
2019 College Admission Scandal (II) – Useful Observations for Parents
College Parents of America has a long history of making observations regarding the insanity of the college admissions process, but nothing really prepared our editors and contributors for the college admissions scandal that was announced yesterday by the FBI. It is very disappointing and disconcerting to those of us who promote the value of higher […]
FAFSA Tips – Cashing In On College Aid
For parents of high school seniors or college students, Thanksgiving is a good time to complete the FAFSA. This free online government form unlocks a world of financial aid alternatives for your college student and family.
Don’t Despair, There is a College for Everyone
Just mention the words “college admissions,” and the anxiety level for some future college parent households rises as quickly as the spring pollen count outside their front doors.Part of that anxiety, no doubt, is being driven by a recent spate of high-profile newspaper articles, followed inevitably by their cribbing on television or radio news programs, all of which are collectively making the point that college admission is harder than ever.