According to Scott Jaschik, editor of "Insider Higher Ed," the new "State of College Admission" report, issued by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), sends the message that it's actually not as hard as we are led to believe to get into college....

According to Scott Jaschik, editor of "Insider Higher Ed," the new "State of College Admission" report, issued by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), sends the message that it's actually not as hard as we are led to believe to get into college....

If I could only give every family one piece of advice about college admissions and the college application process it would be this: Dare to be different. Be different from the beginning – don’t wait like so many other people until the summer after junior...

Admission isn't all about scores; look for best fit, not big name Gaining admission to some of the most elite colleges is remarkably more competitive today than it was 20 or 30 years ago. Unfortunately, this increased competitiveness has spurred myths that need to be dispelled. Myth...

How do colleges make their admissions decisions? What goes on beyond those closed collegiate doors? While there's a lot we don't know, for the most part, the admissions process is rational. Decisions are based on two basic sets of student qualifications: objective and subjective criteria. Objective...

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