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How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses
by NYT > Education
Aug 26, 2015
“Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, intended as college-level work for anyone, are popping up on college applications, a sign of curiosity and, possibly, résumé packing.”
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ACT’s college admission testing grows, but scores stagnate
by Education
Aug 26, 2015
“Testing officials sound an alarm about college readiness in America.”
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Economic View: Fafsa Follies: To Gain a Student, Eliminate a Form
by NYT > Education
Aug 22, 2015
“Removing the application for federal aid would encourage more qualified low-income students to apply to college.”
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Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 17, 2015
“Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission. Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University last month joined more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities that no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT, tests that have been a feature of American student life for decades. Proponents of making the tests optional say the switch can help schools become more diverse and admit students who will thrive even though they may have lagged other applicants on scores.”
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Start Planning for 4+1 Master's Program Admissions in High School
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 17, 2015
“A growing number of colleges and universities now offer accelerated degree programs, which are sometimes referred to as "4+1 programs." These programs allow a student to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in just five years, rather than the usual six or seven. The admissions process for such programs typically begins during students' junior year in college, but individuals who already believe that one of these programs may be right for them would be wise to begin preparing for this application process during their junior and senior years of high school. Here are three reasons that it is beneficial for high school students to start planning for 4+1 admissions now.”
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Common Application goes live for 2015-16 college admissions season — with new essay prompts
by Education
Aug 04, 2015
“The 2015-16 college applications season gears up -- even before school starts.”
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