Could “food scholarships” help more students complete college?
Daphne Hernandez, an assistant professor of nutrition and obesity studies at the University of Houston, thinks so.
column published this month by Community College Daily, Hernandez noted that an estimated 50 percent of community college students nationwide lack access to healthy and affordable foods.
Continue reading The Fight to End Campus Hunger
The number of student visas issued by the US State Department fell again this year, a decline that experts say is tied to stricter immigration policies.
In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the US issued 393,573 student visas — representing a 17 percent decline from the year before and a 40 percent decrease from 2015.
Continue reading Number of Student Visas Issued by US Drops
The ideal student-to-counselor ratio is 250-to-1, yet the average school counselor currently serves a caseload that is nearly twice that size.
What are the implications for students and for the profession? Experts from NACAC and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) addressed that question today during a Facebook Live Q&A.
“Student outcomes are better with the 250-to-1 ratio,” Jill Cook, ASCA’s assistant director noted during the chat. “Attendance is better, achievement is better, graduation rates (are better).”
Continue reading Student-to-Counselor Ratios: Watch Our Facebook Live Q&A
Does your college use agents to recruit international students? A new series of resource papers from NACAC is designed to help ensure institutions remain in compliance with the association’s recently revised code of ethics.
first paper, which examines trends in commission-based international student recruitment, was released this week.
Continue reading New Series Offers Guidance on Commission-Based International Student Recruitment
Decision Day is just a few weeks away for hundreds of thousands of college-bound high school seniors.
May 1—also called National College Decision Day—is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission and make a tuition deposit at many institutions.
And for the fifth year, Reach Higher—in coordination with Better Make Room—is encouraging schools and communities to host College Signing Day events in recognition of their students’ hard work.
Continue reading Grants Available to Fund College Signing Day Events
The Common Application has launched a
new application for transfer students, helping meet a growing need for this student population.
More than one-third of all students switch schools sometime during their college career and more than two-thirds of US colleges view transfer students as considerably important in meeting enrollment goals, according to NACAC’s
report. State of College Admission
The new Common App for transfer will allow transfer students to provide information about their qualifications for admission in a more targeted and tailored way. For example, it includes a prerequisite coursework feature, allowing applicants can select courses they completed that apply toward prerequisite requirements for particular academic programs.
Continue reading Common Application Launches New App for Transfer Students
Should student activism influence college admission decisions?
Admissions Live today at 11 a.m. ET to learn how colleges are responding to student disciplinary actions stemming from political protests.
Host Adam Castro will be joined by NACAC President-Elect Stefanie Niles and Eric Hoover, a senior writer at
The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Continue reading Learn More About Student Activism and the Admission Process
The ideal student-to-counselor ratio is 250-to-1. But only three states—New Hampshire, Vermont, and Wyoming—meet that standard.
Discuss the implications for students and the profession during a March 12
Facebook Live Q&A.
Continue reading Join NACAC for a Facebook Live Q&A
NACAC has created a
digital resource for colleges and universities to report how disciplinary actions related to activism will be factored into the admission process.
The tool, launched last week, was created in recognition that a number of students across the nation are organizing protests in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Continue reading ICYMI: NACAC Digital Resource Allows Colleges to Share Policies on Student Discipline