Monthly Archives: December 2013

Stanford Early Decision ’13: Most Competitive Pool Ever

The Stanford admissions office announced in its recent letter to counselors that it received a record 6,948 early decision applications, an increase of 13% over last year.  748  of the applicants were admitted, and 593 were deferred, and the admission … Continue reading

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Headache For Fordham Admissions

2,500 Fordham applicants got a notice from a third-party financial aid contractor, Student Aid Services, congratulating them on their admissions to Fordham, two days before they were expecting official notification from the admissions office, reported Ashley South in The New … Continue reading

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Another Victim of Fraternity Hazing

Fraternities create a social haven for young men during the challenging college years, an immediate peer cohort, and— in some case— leadership training and career networking.  When initially founded in this country, these features were priorities for the national fraternities. … Continue reading

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US Schools’ Results Still Behind Those of Key Countries

US Schools’ Results Still Behind Those of Key Countries.

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US Schools’ Results Still Behind Those of Key Countries

15 year olds in the USA continue to test below their peers in other developed countries, reported Mitoko Rich (“American 15 Year Olds Lag, Mainly in Math, in International Standardized Tests,” New York Times, 12/3/13). The test, called PISA, (Program … Continue reading

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College Board Delays Launch of “New” SAT

College Board Delays Launch of “New” SAT.

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College Board Delays Launch of “New” SAT

Today the College Board announced a delayed launch of their “new” SAT.  Originally scheduled for use in the 2015 SAT, the release date has been pushed back an additional year to allow for additional time for colleges, which use the … Continue reading

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