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The Sentinel published Building work begins on new Stoke-on-Trent College learning...
BUILDING work has begun on a new £12 million learning centre at Stoke-on-Trent College.From as early as September 2015, current and prospective students will be able to use The Hub, a complex situated on the college's Cauldon Campus.The old Knapper Building's three-storey replacement will house several college departments.The ground floor will house all student services, from admissions and ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:06:02 -0700

Make some time for a college tour this summer
It’s true that summer is not the best time to visit a college because the campus is quiet, but I still recommend a summertime tour, especially when a student is heading into senior year and hasn’t visited any of the schools on his or her list. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:00 -0700

Ex Yale Professor: For a Good Education, Avoid the Ivy League
In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We — that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s office, and me, the faculty representative — were going through submissions from eastern Pennsylvania. The applicants had been assigned a score from one to four, calculated from a string of figures and codes — SATs, GPA, class rank, numerical scores ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:19 -0700

Ivy League Schools Are Overrated. Send Your Kids Elsewhere
In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We — that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s office, and me, the faculty representative — were going through submissions from eastern Pennsylvania. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:50:40 -0700

ACT edged out as state brings in new high school exams
After nearly 15 years, free exam for juniors will become 'optional' in 2015. The popular ACT college entrance exam has been bumped from the roster of required state tests in 2015, part of a wave of changes reshaping how and when Illinois students are tested, which drew criticism from educators across the Chicago region. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:17:00 -0700

16-year-old earns 3 college degrees and a perfect SAT score
Maadhav Shah, 16, holds three Associates degrees and has earned full 2400 SAT score for college admissions. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:02:19 -0700

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Special college admissions for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster have stirred controversy. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:55:36 -0700

Applications drop at Swarthmore
Swarthmore - one of the most selective and prestigious colleges in the country - experienced a 16 percent drop in applications this year after a decade of rising numbers. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:15:43 -0700

Virtual Reality And The Brave New World Of College Recruiting
As colleges and universities face an increasingly tech-savvy applicant pool, many recruiters are seeking out novel ways to speak the new generation’s language. The launch of the Common Application in 1975 – and later online version in 1998 – was one of the most expansive attempts schools made toward revolutionizing the college admissions process. Originally 15 schools participated and last year ... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:51:13 -0700

Strauss: Why we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions
Affirmative action in college admissions for African Americans has been losing support in the United States for some time, with new “colorblind” methods of ending gaining ground in the courts. In this powerful defense of affirmative action, Richard Rothstein explains why pretending color doesn’t matter doesn’t actually work and why it is unfair. Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic ... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 01:01:22 -0700

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