Updated resources from NACAC offer tips for students who plan to pursue higher education in another country.
Helping students weigh the pros and cons of a double major?
New research suggests the strategy isn’t a sure ticket to a bigger paycheck. Although 20 percent of college graduates leave school with a double major, they typically don’t experience increases in wages or job satisfaction, according to a paper published in a recent edition of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.
“We found some evidence that certain combinations of double majors confer advantages over a single major, but they weren’t overwhelming,” Joni Hersch, one of the paper’s authors, recently told The Wall Street Journal.
Looking for quick facts about college admission?
Want to learn more about transfer students and trends in international education?
A series of new NACAC infographics tackles those topics and more. Drawing upon data from the State of College Admission and other NACAC reports, the new resources are now available online.
Students applying to schools using The Common Application will have some new choices next fall when it comes to crafting their college essay.
The nonprofit announced this week that it has added two new questions to its 2017-18 application.
National School Counseling Week kicked off on Monday. The annual five-day event, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the many ways counselors help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Fun photo contests and local events are scheduled across the country this week, making it the perfect time for school counselors to celebrate the profession they love.
Admitted recently asked NACAC members to reflect on the week’s theme — “School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential.”
Need another reason to celebrate National School Counseling Week?
A recent NACAC study confirmed that students who meet one-on-one with a school counselor are significantly more likely to attend college and apply for federal financial aid.
A growing number of colleges are using student data to identify and assist struggling undergrads, according to a recent New York Times report.
Georgia State University, the University of Arizona, and Middle Tennessee State are among institutions using analytics in an effort to boost student retention and graduation rates.
What role should school counselors play in helping students explore careers?
An article published this month by the National Career Development Association asserts that teens are best served when given opportunities to participate in internships and explore earnings data while still in high school.
A shortened version of the FAFSA reduced completion time and errors when compared with the official form, according to independent testing.
The Streamlined FAFSA — developed by the National College Access Network (NCAN) — includes as few as 20 to 25 questions, depending on the student. NCAN would like the government to take similar steps to shorten the financial aid application process.
The effects of President Donald Trump’s most recent executive order are already being felt at high schools and colleges across the country.
The action temporarily bans individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US or obtaining visas, including F-1 and J-1 student visas.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and other media are closely monitoring this developing story. The coverage below explores the order’s effect on students, scholars, and communities.