With Open Carry a reality of Texas public colleges and universities, some professors are considering “keeping things safe” and not opening discussions that could be controversial citing student and personal safety. [read more]
Texas A&M has announced that final freshman admission decisions will be sent this week. These decisions will include offers of admission to all summer provisional program, the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM program, the Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan, new Engineering Program at Galveston as well as offers to our Program for System Admission (PSA). Students should check AIS for the most updated information regarding their decisions.
Filing for financial aid can seem intimidating and difficult as families usually must estimate their income because forms are often due before taxes have been filed. But all of this will change for students filing in the 2017-18 school year. Both the federal government [FAFSA] and CollegeBoard [CSS Profile] will be set up for parents to use the IRS retrieval tool pulling information in from 2-years ago. This process is known as “prior-prior-year” or PPY. The new FAFSA will open up October 1, 2016 making it possible for some colleges to get financial information out earlier. [read more]
Did you know you could pay for a re-score of your ACT essay? The cost for the extra read is $50, but many students score better on the re-score and the fee is refunded if the new score is higher than the original. [read more]
FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college. Provide some basic information to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the “College Cost Worksheet” where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education. [read more]
Researchers at Drexel University, Kean University, and the College of New Jersey published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reporting that 25% of college athletes suffer from depression. These results concur with other tests conducted by the NCAA. Responding to the findings of the NCAA study, the NCAA released a document outlining the best practices for dealing with athletes in need of mental-health care. [read more]
Non STEM major? . . . and what will you do with that major? Many times students are discouraged from majors such as English and psychology. Southwestern University is teaching students how to market themselves as they enter the work force. [read more]
There is a scholarship available to graduating U.S. high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Applicants will be judged on their ability to show compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Applications must be postmarked on or before February 20, 2016. [Application]
An unprecedented coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities is coming together to improve the college admission application process for all students. The Coalition is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college. The initial iteration of the platform will be available to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in high school beginning in April 2016. [read more]
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