The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.
The SAT and ACT are phenomenal tools for colleges. With the rapid inflation of high school GPAs across the country, these
Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.
We often see students with 700+ SAT II subject tests and SAT I or ACT scores that are lower than that on a relative basis
College is a serious step in your child's life, and whether you believe it or not, it's pretty complicated -- much more so than it was just 20 years ago. I wish I had been more familiar with the ins and outs of the college process when my children went to college. Things were different then, and certainly not as complex as they are today.
Do you consider your bank account to be an accurate indicator of your success in comparison to your fellow humans on planet earth? Well, then BRAVO! Well done! Because there are at least 3,500,000,000 people who survive (barely) on less that what you paid for your cup of coffee or tea this morning.
Students can do a great deal, both before and after applying, to ensure that they maintain their sanity, embrace colleges' decisions, and actually increase their chances of getting into their favored schools.
These 5 steps will lead your child directly into a path of unstoppable success -- and significantly boost the chance of acceptance into a top choice school.
13. So look on the bright side: You could be taking the College Board exam back in 1925. 5. And neither will this cow. Literally
'Stuff' That's Difficult to Find -- Let Alone Understand -- But Important to Know for College Applications
In September, I offered a HuffPost blog entitled, "Help for the 6 Most Confusing Parts of the New 2014-15 Common App." Since that time, a lot of other questions have come up from students and parents. Here are some of the more frequently asked.
5. A sleep-deprived bunny falling asleep at his desk, presumably after cramming to hard for his own standardized test. 15
As the mid-term elections approach, its important to highlight that the inaction of Congress to address public education has put renewed pressures on state and local governments to act.
Neil Theobald, the school's president, suggested the move, which will apply to those who apply for fall 2015, will lead to
Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'
There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.