- Tips on What Not To Do When Applying to College- The Washington Post posted “7 college admissions myths” that applicants should make sure to ignore when applying to college. The article offers helpful advice, such as not setting your sites on only one school, realizing the price listed in the brochure is not what everyone pays, and essays can matter just as much as test scores—so spend time on your writing!
- How to Change the College Experience for Chinese Students-The Chronicle of Education in partnership with The New York Times writes about the growing number of challenges facing Chinese undergraduate students trying to adapt to US Colleges and US Colleges trying to adapt to Chinese undergraduates. The number of Chinese undergraduates in the US tripled over the past three years, reaching 40,000. While Chinese students spend thousands of dollars on agencies to help them get into American colleges, there are a lot of cultural differences to overcome once they get there and “there’s deepening concern that American colleges have entered China without truly understanding it.”
- How to Rock Your Alumni Interviews- US News provides readers with nine surefire ways to succeed in their alumni interviews. Make sure to be yourself, show that you have done a lot of research on the school and ask loads of questions. Oh, and most importantly: DON’T bring your parents!
- Cooper Union Changes Tuition-Free Policy- The Chronicle of Education reports that Cooper Union, which has been tuition-free since 1902, is looking into changing its tuition policy. The impetus behind the changing policy is financial, and though students and alumni protest, the school reminds them that it is only “one of the options on the table” and “a last resort.”
- What is in a Grade in the Age of Graduate Admissions Biases?- Inside Higher Ed looks at how graduate degree programs in America are full of students from the US News and World Report top ten schools. But what about the rest of the top students in America? The article reveals a strong bias amongst graduate programs to accept students from top tier schools, leaving some of the strongest students in lesser-known institutions out in the cold.
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