Space Still Available for Fall of 2013

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The National Association of College Admissions Counseling [NACAC] keeps a running list of colleges and universities with spaces available for admission, for financial aid, and for housing for both freshmen and for transfer students.  This sight will be active through June 28 on the NACAC website.  This list, composed of approximately 72% private and 28% public institutions, is significantly lower that the number available last year and the lowest in the history of the survey.

New Program at DePaul Saves Students Time and Money

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DePaul University announces  new programs entitled the 3+4 Pathways programs in Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine, which allow students to become practicing professionals a year earlier than usual.

These programs enable highly qualified and motivated students the opportunity to accelerate their pursuit of a career in health. Students in the 3+4 programs will spend three years of undergraduate study at DePaul. If accepted for early admission to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, they complete their fourth year at Rosalind Franklin University while simultaneously beginning their graduate studies. Students will earn their bachelor’s degree from DePaul and their professional degree from Rosalind Franklin. Read More

Widespread Cheating – All May SAT Scores Nullified in South Korea

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All SAT scores for May 2013 test taken in South Korea have been cancelled in response to widespread cheating. This is a first for the CollegeBoard. “The cancellation has thrown college-entrance preparations for thousands of students into disarray. Some students now plan to travel to other countries in the region to ensure they are able to take the next test in the summer.”  Read more in the Wall Street Journal.

Advice for ‘Smart Students’ on Succeeding in College

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Loinel Anderson of Haverford College posts an article in The New York Times recommending a set of tools for students who have always been told ‘how smart they are’ to become a standout in college.  Often students who are used to sitting at the top of their high school class struggle with being the average student in college, especially those in elite programs when that high school standout is entirely surrounded with high school standouts.  The advice is practical and logical and can be used for any entering freshman.  [read more]

College Reality Check

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Fabulous site sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Gates Foundation designed to help parents and students put the language of college information on an even playing field.  The categories are net price vs sticker price, graduation rates, and graduation debt in an extremely user friendly manner.  [read more]