May 1st was the universal response date for students to respond to college admissions decisions. Many people think that means that most colleges are now full for the fall. This is not true! Check out this list of colleges/universities that still have openings for incoming freshmen for the fall semester.
An editorial column from the Los Angeles Times takes a look at the admissions factors suggested by the Harvard School of Education Graduate program and provides some good insight on the practicality of the suggestions. [read more]
According to a The Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of data released on Friday, 160 degree-granting private colleges failed the U.S. Education Department’s financial-responsibility test, which seeks to quantify the financial health of proprietary and nonprofit institutions, for the 2013-14 academic year. That’s two more than failed the year before. Of the 160 failing institutions, 94 are nonprofit and the rest are for-profit. For the previous year, 108 of the 158 failing institutions were nonprofit. [read more]
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.
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]