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Facebook movie 'The Social Network' shows the folly of Ivy envy
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“This time of year, with high school seniors slogging through one college application after another and parents jittery about their children's futures, I often write columns explaining why it doesn't matter where they go to school.”
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If your child resists college search
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“A frustrated parent brought an unnerving problem to my Admissions 101 discussion group on washingtonpost.com. The student (many of us in the group immediately assumed it was a boy) had gotten into a well-respected public university in his state and, the parent said, "adamantly refused to go on co...”
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Jay Mathews: Amid the SAT-obsessed, this family doesn't live by the numbers
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“The Demarees of Bethesda seem to be a normal American family, but wait. They didn't tell their children what their SAT scores were? They didn't do test prep? They didn't hire tutors? Could they have the answer to America's obsession with college admission?”
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Amid fraud fears, colleges vet China applicants with video
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 29, 2016
“American colleges sorting through a record number of applications from China are increasingly turning to video interviewing services to assess students' language skills, get a feel for their personality ...”
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Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny
by NYT > Education
Jan 28, 2016
“Auburn is one of 17 universities in the South that a civil rights group says include broad questions about contact with the legal system on admissions forms.”
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Ask 3 Questions to Decide Between AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 20, 2016
“As high school students start preparing their college application portfolios, many are confronted with the decision of whether to take Advanced Placement exams or SAT subject tests. While certain colleges and universities require students to submit SAT subject test scores, others do not. AP exams are not required by colleges and universities, but your scores can influence the admissions process and, in the case of a 3, 4 or 5, potentially earn you college credit.”
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