Research + News | Topic: Admissions
Jul 19, 2017
Why Aren’t Students Showing Up For College?
According to research from Harvard, between 10% and 40% of the kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don’t actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon “summer melt,” and it has long been a puzzling problem. Listen to the story on NPR here.
Apr 27, 2017
Why so many college students are lousy at writing — and how Mr. Miyagi can help
There are a lot of students who enter college as lousy writers — and who graduate without seeming to make much, if any, improvement. It is true in the arts as well as the sciences, anecdotally evidenced by some of the blog post submissions I get from a wide range of people whose jobs would suggest they can communicate well in writing but, as it turns out, not so much. Read the full article here.
Feb 15, 2017
A Good Night’s Sleep A Better Alternative To Teen Nap Clubs
A look at lack of sleep, teen naps clubs, and the pressures high schoolers face, especially the pressure of getting accepted to college. Read the article here.
Nov 4, 2016
The Dangerous, Costly Phenomenon (That Only Affects High School Seniors)
A closer look at senioritis, why it matters, how to address it, and how school counselors can make a difference.
Read the article here.
Sep 12, 2016
How Colleges Use Kids’ Social Media Feeds
Learn how what you post can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.
Jun 8, 2016
Four Myths About College You Should Reject
Tim Elmore has spotted four myths people tend to buy into about post-secondary education—and he’d like to help you avoid them.
Read his blog post here.
Apr 7, 2016
Social Media Holds Weight in College Admissions
College admissions counselors are checking the social media accounts of applicants. Sometimes what they find positively impacts the applicant, but often the impact is negative.
Read the full article here.
Mar 25, 2016
Don’t Send Your Kid To The Ivy League
The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. Read the article here.
Mar 11, 2016
Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen
For five decades, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles have surveyed the nation’s incoming freshmen to learn more about their backgrounds, views, and expectations.
See the most recent results here.
Jan 14, 2016
More College Admissions Officers Checking Social Media
As more employers are turning to social media to vet job candidates, colleges and universities are doing the same for prospective students.
Read the article here.