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In her book I’m Going to College – Not You!, Jennifer Delahunty, dean of admissions at Kenyon College, has a great line about college admissions: “College admissions turns all of us, no matter how smart or experienced, into stumbling idiots.” That’s because applying to college can be confusing, fast-paced, and stressful. And many people don’t make their best decisions under such duress. The Stress of College Admissions Students face many stressful situations when applying to college, including: · &nbs... More
Guidance Counselors | Comments (0)
It’s a common high-school memory, the student getting help from his guidance counselor in picking out classes and reviewing college choices. It’s almost as common a memory as the one where the guidance counselor provides very little help, has too many students to see and is distracted by student disciplinary problems. Unfortunately, that second scenario is becoming all too common. What Students Say About Their Guidance Counselors According to Public Agenda, 48% of high-school students say their guidance counselor saw them as “just another face in the crowd.&rdqu... More
Financial Aid | Comments (0)
A low-income family receives a financial aid offer from their local college and notices that it includes student loans. They accept the offer – and the loans – without question. Why? Well, consider this fact: 70% of families making less than $28,000 per year never heard of Pell Grants. Unfortunately, they’ve probably heard of student loans, a standard and acceptable part of higher education. People expect to pay them. They probably even know a few people struggling to pay off their student loans. So why aren’t people aware of Pell Grants? Bank... More