Tag Archives: GPA

Is Depression On College Campuses on The Rise?

Recently, a group of adult friends and I were discussing differences among  students today and those back in the 1960’s.  Our parents, we agreed, were far more hands-off than those of today, as we recounted hilarious tales of parents permitting … Continue reading

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Strong Students Need Not Be Intimidated By Low Admission Percentages

As students, parents, and guidance counselors watch acceptance percentages drop each year at the very most selective US colleges and universities (last year, Stanford and Harvard were below 6% admitted, Princeton , Yale and Penn were hovering below 8%, etc.), … Continue reading

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When Your Financial Aid Package Isn’t Enough

Students worry about getting in to college;  parents worry about getting it paid for.  News of admission brings joy and relief, while the review of the details of the financial aid award can bring concern. What does a family do … Continue reading

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Grades vs Scores in College Admission

A recent study by William Hiss, former Director of Admission at Bates Colleges, explores the value of SAT/ACT vs high school grades in predicting student college success. “Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing in American College and University Admission” released by … Continue reading

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