The Answer Sheet: getting into college


Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/14/2010

Be careful of 'snap apps' in college admissions

If your home life revolves around the college application process at the moment or will someday, you should know about “snap apps” to avoid being fooled.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, college applications, getting into college, snap apps, vip applications

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Safety schools matter in college admissions

A college admissions consultant advises kids applying to college to think hard about safety schools. They may be the most important schools on any individual’s college list.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, college applications, getting into college, safeties, safety schools, what's a safety?

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/01/2010

Common App for college admissions is live online today

The 2010-11 Common Application for colleges and universities is live online today, meaning that summer vacation is ending for thousands of rising high school seniors who are will now start seriously on their college admissions journey.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions | Tags:  applying to college, college admissions, common app, common application, getting into college

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/24/2010

Choosing public higher ed for the right reasons

The president of the University of Buffalo writes about why families should choose public higher education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions | Tags:  SUNY system, benefits of public education, best schools in SUNY system, choosing a college, college admissions, college applicaitons, getting into college, how to pick a college, university of buffalo

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/15/2010

College Admissions: Business as Usual

A college counseling director writes that the seemingly mysterious process of college admissions is actually very familiar to anyone in the business world.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, college admissions process, college application process, getting into college

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/10/2010

How to get the right college roommate

Graduating high school seniors heading for college will soon get a questionnaire from the school of their choice about housing and roommate preferences. Under no circumstances should they take this form lightly because their freshman year is at stake.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  campus housing, college admissions, college dormitories, college dorms, college housing, college roommates, dormitories, getting a college roommate, getting along with a roommate

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2010

Senior slump: A cautionary tale

College admissions consultant Bruce Vinik writes about how hard it is for many 12th graders to focus on their school work. As May approaches, even high achieving students give serious consideration to skipping their Advanced Placement exams and heading to the beach. But senior slump is serious business to colleges. Here's a cautionary tale.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions, College Admissions | Tags:  college admissions, getting into college, grades and college, senior slump, senior year grades